Just Say the Word

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“You can’t say it, can you?”

“Say what?” he asked, innocently.

“The word,” she said. “The word that describes how you claim to feel about me.” Her eyes started to well up with tears.

“Of course I can say it,” he said. “I’m totally enamored with you.”

“Enamored?”

“Yes, I’m completely smitten.”

“Seriously? You’re smitten?”

“Yes. I idolize you. I adore you. I worship you. You are my everything.”

More tears rolled down her cheeks. “Then why can’t you just say it?”

He was confused. “What more do you need me to say?” he asked.

She shook her head back and forth. “I need to hear you tell me that you love me.”

He chuckled. “Love is just another four letter word.”

“If you can’t say the word ‘love’ to me, then I have a seven letter word for you,” she said.

“What’s that?” he asked.

“Goodbye.”


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “enamored.”

One-Liner Wednesday — Remain Silent

The quote, “Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt” is often attributed to Abraham Lincoln.

But some say that Mark Twain said something very similar: “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.”

Of course, it’s possible that neither Lincoln nor Twain said either one of these. One site, Brainy Quotes, attributes the alleged Lincoln quote to “Unknown.”

But where these similar quotes originated is not the point I wish to make here. I would hope that the current President of the United States would heed either of these warnings. Because with every word he utters and every word he tweets, he is removing all doubt to the world what a fool he is.


Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

100 Word Wednesday — The Encore

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The lead singer came back onto the stage and held up both of his hands to quiet the excited audience down after a few minutes of wild cheering and calls for an encore.

He kept both hands up until it became silent enough in the large arena that you could hear that proverbial pin drop.

The silence lasted for around thirty seconds before he grabbed the neck of his guitar with his left hand and brought his right hand down to the body and across the strings as he began the riff to the song everyone had been waiting for.


Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday challenge from Bikurgurl.

Photo credit: Don Naman Photography 2017