100WW — The Skull

“What the hell is that?” Zack’s father asked?

“Seriously, Dad, can’t you tell?” Zack responded.

“It looks like a jello mold in the shape of a skull,” Zack’s dad answered.

“Bingo, Dad!” exclaimed Zack. “That’s exactly what it is.”

“And why would you make a jello mold in that shape?”

“Well, Dad, you’re the one who said I could watch Netflix while home sick today.”

“So what’s the connection?” Zack’s dad asked.

“I’ve been binge watching Breaking Bad,” Zack answered. “The skull is a symbol for the drug cartels.”

“Stop watching that show immediately,” Zack’s dad ordered.

“Whatever,” Zack said.

(100 words)

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

Apple Crumb Cake


One of the first things I do every morning when I wake up is check my iPhone to see what the WordPress one-word prompt is. Yeah, I know. That’s pretty sad. I need to get a life, right?

Anyway, today’s one-word prompt is “crumb.” As soon as I read that, my morning mouth started to salivate. My head was suddenly filled with visions of apple crumb cakes.

Second only to key lime pie…and maybe tiramisu…apple crumb cake is my favorite dessert. A dab of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top adds to the delight.

I think a trip to my local bakery later today is in order. Thanks for the inspiration, WordPress.

One-Liner Wednesday — Sincerity


“Sincerity is the key to success. Once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

Groucho Marx

Okay, that’s actually two lines, but let’s not get technical, shall we?

For what it’s worth, I think Donald Trump is a master of fake sincerity, which may explain why, as Groucho suggested, he has it made. Well, until he gets impeached, that is.

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

Day 20 — The Recreation Center

IMG_2619Day 20: Did you have a neighborhood park/playground? Did you play there?

The Homewood Recreation Center was located about a quarter mile from my house. The rec center had fields that supported maybe half a dozen baseball diamonds and a football field with a large, oval running track around it. The rec center building had a basketball gym that was also used for dances and other social activities. And there were smaller rooms that served as arts and crafts classrooms.

My friends and I spent many summer days at the Homewood Recreation Center.

This post was written for Suzanne McClendon’s September Challenge, which is comprised of 30 questions (one for each day of this month) regarding your background and history.