Another No/So Way

1754BC90-928E-49BF-98B1-364AF3857972Rory is bringing us the “last of the season” No Way/So Way Challenge.

So let’s get right to it:

Eaten food off of someone’s naked body.

If whipped cream and chocolate syrup count as food, then so way.

Fooled around in the stockroom while on the job.

Not in the stockroom, but so way in my office.

Peed in someone else’s wardrobe.

What? No way!

Spied on my neighbors.

No way. Have you seen my neighbors? Eww.

Been seasick.

Oh so way.

Sprayed graffiti on something.

Oh no way.

Gotten bitten, scratched, scraped, or developed a rash after having sex/during sex in the great outdoors.

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Had a hangover that was so chronically bad that you wanted to curl up and disappear from the planet.

Oh so way.

Fooled around or played hanky panky on the beach.

Oh so way.

Locked keys in the car.

Oh so way.

Played strip poker.

Oh so way.

Hidden cigarettes, cigars, or weed, so my parents wouldn’t know I was smoking.

Oh so way.

Fooling around in a car and accidently honked the horn.

Not honked the horn, but accidentally shifted the car out of gear so it started rolling down a hill and ended up in a ditch.

Eaten really odd, strange, weird, or zany crazy foods.

Oh so way. I pretty much will try eating anything at least once.

Played spin the bottle.

Not in many decades but oh so way back in the day.

Dyed my hair and it went horribly and disastrously wrong.

Oh so way. In high school I experimented with hydrogen peroxide to turn my brown hair blonde. But it ended up turning it bright orange.

Ridden on a strange animal, cow, buffalo, camel, elephant, rocking horse.

If a mechanical bull counts, then oh so way.

Grabbed an electric fence by mistake.

Oh no way.

Had nude photos taken.

Oh so way.

Been electrocuted by wiring.

I’ve gotten a slight electrical shock, but electrocuted? No way.

Had food poisoning.

Oh so way

Attended a swingers party or other such like ‘erotic’ exotic venue.

I wish…but no way.

Kicked out of a library for being too loud.

I’ve been shushed at a library, but never kicked out. But I have been removed from a church for being too loud.

Time To Write — A Satisfying Ending

2C375CD7-8FAF-496D-95DA-8ADAA099962B“What is it that you find so intriguing about the book you’re reading?” Harvey asked his wife. “You haven’t put it down since you opened it up a few hours ago.”

“You know I like suspense stories, right?” Sheri said. “Well, in this book, the villain is one sick dude. He lured this young, innocent women into his home, locks her into his dungeon-like basement, and chains her up like she is some kind of animal.”

“That sounds to me a lot like ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and so many other similar books,” Harvey said. “Seems like an overdone plot.”

“Maybe, but in this case, the sicko is not trying to use her skin to sew his own body suit out of it,” Sheri said.

“So what is he planning to do with her?” Harvey asked.

“I don’t know, yet” Sheri said, “but the only ending that will satisfy me would be for her to prevail and for him to meet a truly gruesome end.”


Written for Rachel Poli’s Time To Write prompt, where the word to base your story on is “animal.” Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (intriguing), Ragtag Daily Prompt (book), Your Daily Word Prompt (dungeon), and Word of the Day Challenge (satisfy).

Friday Fictioneers — Not Happy Campers

09322835-CA04-4882-A9B6-7DA0CA037DDDShe begged me to take her on the Ferris wheel. I told her that I thought she was still too young to go on such a big ride. But she threw a hissy fit when I told her no. So of course, I gave in.

I bought two tickets and we stood in this long line to get on the ride. We finally took our seat on the big wheel and it started to move. When we reached the tippy top, she told me she had to pee and couldn’t hold it. The people below us were not happy campers.

(100 words)


Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Dale Rogerson.

#writephoto — They Said

ECF11CEF-DFCA-4C37-A677-C7328CE62586They said it would revive our local economy.
They said it would create new jobs.
They said it would improve our lives.

They said it wouldn’t contaminate our drinking water.
They said it wouldn’t pollute our air.
They said it wouldn’t contribute to the greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
They said it wouldn’t trigger earthquakes.

They lied to the members of the town council.
They lied to the county commissioners.
They lied to the state legislators.
They lied to the state environmental protection agency.
They lied to the journalists covering the story.
They lied to the people who live in the area.

Their engineers lied.
Their geologists lied.
Their executives lied.

They were from the oil and gas industries.
They were talking about fracking.
Fracking did everything they said it wouldn’t do.
Fracking didn’t do anything they said it would do.

Fracking lined their pockets.
Fracking killed our town.


Written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt.

FOWC with Fandango — Intriguing

FOWCWelcome to March 22, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “intriguing.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.