By the Dots

Daily Prompt: We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!

I love the period.  It tells you, “I’m done”.  Finished.  There’s no more, I ate it all, you should’ve been quicker.  Can’t ask me any more questions about where I hid it — see the period?  I’m done talking.

Some people I know need to use the period more often because they can talk forever.  If I could slap a period between every few words they say I could probably have a better understanding of what they’re saying.  Their paragraphs would sound more like sentences and you could get a word in edgewise.

But I would need a “period slapping permit” to make the best use of it.

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