Achieving Nirvana

by Russell Ruffino
originally published at 06:42PM on Monday, January 28, 2008

I proof read it again, just to be sure, I don’t want to get anything wrong and the spell check on this thing doesn’t pick up all the mistakes my wandering fingers try and make.

It seems pretty good, I think it captured my mood at the time, I worry it hasn’t completely filled the parameters of the challenge. I wonder if it’s a bit too postmodern, but then I realise I don’t know what that means. I don’t think anyone does, so I can probably throw that phrase around if I want.

I’m not sure if it’s really necessary to have the word superfluous in there, it doesn’t really fit and I think it reeks of being a try hard. My mind wanders and I don’t really pay a tension to the next sentence. I’m confident that I probably got it right, and it’s getting late so I don’t go back and re read it.

As I get towards the end I realise that I’m gonna be able to press the ‘Publish’ button soon, I can’t help feeling excited, even if I’m not that enthused about my work.

As I press it I realise that this will never become mundane.


  • from Russell Ruffino:

    This either doesn’t work at all or it completely works, I don’t think there’s anything in between.

  • from uselessness:

    Postmodern? Nah. It’s really a piece of traditional modernism, nice and meta with an existential bent. ;-) Nicely written!

  • from Ben Paddon:


  • from Kermitgorf:

    Stream of consciounous style, writing what you’re doing at the time of writing it.. certainly not mundane anything but, i think as I write this comment if I should delete stream of consciousnous or even if I spelled it right…

  • from Stovohobo:

    Haha, clever and amusing (and when I use a word like amusing outside of my writing, you know I mean it). Love your unique take with this.

  • from THX 0477:

    Ficlet about ficlets! It’s great, like a book about a book, or a movie about a movie, or a show about a show. There are examples, but it’s late, and I can’t think of them. Congrats on winning the Mundane Challenge, and a prize even!

  • from One Time, One Chance:

    hahaha i like this, insane in a relatable way=]

  • from Tad Winslow:

    I think this met the challenge perfectly.