Definitive Proof

B9675BB6-2C0E-4FBF-803C-9357E9996021I’m now convinced more than ever that God does not exist. How do I know? Well, yesterday I bought five Mega Millions “quick pick” tickets, as I explained in THIS post. Since it was Christmas Day, I asked God to show me a sign that he/she/it exists. And what better sign of God’s existence could there be than God’s blessing me, an atheist, with the winning Mega Millions ticket. I even committed to God that I would abandon my long-held skepticism and start believing in him/her/it should I win.

Well, I now present you all with definitive proof that God does not exist. Not only did I not win the 321 million dollar jackpot, I didn’t win a goddam thing, not even two dollars. And if God did exist, wouldn’t this have been a golden opportunity to have made his/hers/its presence known? Of course it would have been.

But don’t fret, folks. I believe in second chances. So I’m going to buy five more ‘quick pick’ tickets for this Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, which is now estimated to be valued at around $350 million.

Come on, God. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to show yourself. Show me the love, God! Show me the money!

The Holiday Fair

69FC55F6-E31F-4737-B6FE-947369D47BDAWe have this annual tradition in our family. I’ll admit that it’s a bit of an indulgence, but our town holds a holiday fair each year, and on the day after Christmas, we all go there, let loose, and have so much fun.

They have amateur boxing matches. There are caricature artists sketching imaginatively drawn portraits of all of us. All kinds of craft booths dot the fairgrounds, and there’s plenty of great food, fun rides, and games of skill. And so much beer!

Of course, once we come home after a day of revelry, we realize that some of us may have gone a little overboard, eating, drinking, and playing to excess. And then we must confront our stuffed bellies, sore muscles, aches and pains, and the inevitable hangover we’ll have tomorrow.

But it’s all worth it.


Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (tradition), Your Daily Word Prompt (indulgence), Word of the Day Challenge (boxing), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (caricature), Nova’s Daily Random Word (imaginatively), and Scott’s Daily Prompt (confront).

In Other Words — Finally

3375DAED-9C7E-4BB4-B28A-91B23B8F5357It was not a very good year.

A long and chaotic one, I fear.

Very little about which to cheer.

No it wasn’t very much fun.

But it’s finally almost done.


This post was written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “done.”