Weekend Writing Prompt — Totally Exonerated

BA715E3A-8972-4FB5-A0C0-F58E7EEE02E1“What is all this hoopla over the Mueller Report?” Albert asked. “The Attorney General totally exonerated Trump. No collusion, no obstruction.”

“You are such an idiot,” I said. “It’s a good thing we’re not at my place or I’d take an egg and smash it on your head.”

“You’re just longing to see Trump taken down,” Albert said.

“You’re right,” I admitted. “He’s trying to turn our democracy into an autocracy. He’s destroying the environment, and he thinks he’s above the law. Doesn’t any of that annoy you?”

“Actually I’m impressed by him.”

“With lemmings like you, Albert, there’s little hope left for America.”

(Exactly 104 words)

BC351F84-3CA0-4190-9837-6D98485D538AWritten for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “impress” in exactly 104 words.

Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hoopla), Ragtag Daily Prompt (egg), and Word of the Day Challenge (longing). Political cartoon: ©Rick McKee at the Augusta Chronicle.

R is for Randy Rainbow


I’m very excited. My wife and I are going to see Randy Rainbow tonight.


Randy Rainbow.

Who’s Randy Rainbow?

I’m so glad you asked. Randy Rainbow is an American comedian and singer, best known for his videos published on YouTube, in which he spoofs interviews with famous figures and parodies musical numbers, often with a political focus.79BEB09B-A461-4B88-89EB-CA909DE3BFAB.pngTo be honest, up until recently, I wasn’t familiar with Mr. Rainbow. He started off his “career” conducting mock interviews with politicians and celebrities. But he eventually showed off his singing abilities in parody music videos based on Broadway tunes and pop hits. And best of all, Randy Rainbow has taken a particularly keen interest in President Trump and his administration.

And that’s how I first heard about him, because you know what a fan I am of Donald Trump.

Randy Rainbow is like a political “Weird Al” Yankovic. He has a versatile singing voice and has demonstrated a talent for writing hilarious — and biting lyricist. And his parody songs are guaranteed to make you laugh. Well, unless you are a Trump supporter.

I’m attaching two of Rainbow’s parade musical videos. Judge for yourself.

Previous A to Z Challenge 2019 posts:

SoCS — I’m Just Ribbing You

e4aa34ad-19a4-4e9e-9f02-53fdf9c21f39-e1555731353637.jpegFor this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to pay tribute to the word “rib.” I am pleased to be able to make a contribution to this effort.

I don’t know if you know this, but I broke a few ribs in a downhill snow skiing accident a while back. Sure, I took a lot of ribbing from my friends who witnessed my clumsiness. But I failed to see the humor in it. You see, one attribute of a rib injury is that it’s both very painful and extremely annoying. And my doctor wouldn’t prescribe anything for pain stronger than Tylenol. Sheesh.

If you’ve ever broken a rib or two, then you know that for about a month to six weeks after breaking a rib, you don’t want to sneeze or laugh because doing so causes you to expand your ribcage, and with a cracked rib, that results in excruciating pain. For the same reason, you also don’t want anyone to hug you. What about hot and heavy sex? Fuhgeddaboudit.

And for heaven’s sake, if you’re taking a dump and you need that last big push to get it all out, be prepared to suffer. I know that I put up with a lot of trials and tribulations by having cracked a few ribs. Breaking a rib has a terribly long, sad, and lonely recovery period.

Okay, I think I’ve described the hassle of broken ribs enough for now. But, strangely, I’ve developed a sudden urge to go out to Chili’s for a rack of baby back ribs.

FOWC with Fandango — Hoopla

FOWCWelcome to April 20, 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 “hoopla.”

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.