Weekend Writing Prompt — A Mother’s Smile

062AB623-9153-4640-B227-08127D66056E“I’m tickled pink,” my mother said, a big smile on her face, when I told her I’d been accepted to college.

“You see, sweetheart,” she said, using her most charming tone, “you used to get so angry at me when I pushed you to do your homework and to study, study, study, but I know now that my persistence was a big factor in your success.”

“Nice spin, Mom.”

“So where did you get accepted?” she asked.

“University of Wyoming in Laramie.”

“Wyoming? That’s the wilderness,” she lamented. “I’ll never see you!”

(exactly 92 words)


0E8E0C0C-B8A6-4119-9EE9-A80388C8F213Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “spin” in exactly 92 words. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (pink), The Daily Spur (mother), Weekly Prompts (smile), Word of the Day Challenge (charming), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (factor), and Your Daily Word Prompt (wilderness).

SoCS — Don’t Mess With Rosy

C28B2EE7-D87D-436E-94FB-1EC70515DC4AFor today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to “find a word that rhymes with ‘rosy,’ or use the word ‘rosy’ and base your post on it.”

So I decided to write a poem, a silly little poem, using the word “rosy” and some words that rhyme with “rosy.” Here goes:

I once had a girlfriend named Rosy

And she was as pretty as a posy

Soon we became very close and cozy

One night she was feeling tired and dozy

And while Rosy was dozing, off I did mosey

That was when I met a beauty named Josie

But when Rosy awoke and found me with Josie

She hauled off and punched me right in my nosy.

The End 😉

FOWC with Fandango — Factor

FOWCWelcome to May 25, 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 “factor.”

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.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

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

In Harm’s Way

670ED45F-7A94-405A-B8F6-AA18E980AC6C“What? You can’t do that!” Lynn said. “You can’t let him drive.”

“Why not?” her younger brother, Jeff, asked.

“Why not? Are you serious?” Lynn said. “First, he’s 88 years old. Second, he’s been complaining about how his vision is getting fuzzy. Third, he’s on some sort of chemistry school cocktail of drugs to treat his myriad ailments. And fourth, his memory is failing.”

“Oh come on, sis,” Jeff said, “He’ll be fine. He’s just driving to the bingo game at church so that he can surround himself with old friends.”

“No way, Jeff,” Lyn insisted. “I will not be responsible for putting other drivers in harm’s way or putting pedestrians in jeopardy. I will not allow that! You need to drive him.”


Written for these daily prompts: Rachel Poli’s Time To Write (drive), Word of the Day Challenge (fuzzy), The Daily Spur (chemistry), Ragtag Daily Prompt (memory), Your Daily Word Prompt (surround), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (jeopardy).

I’m Being Held For Ransom

4259CA75-2526-4E2C-8D4D-AD199E8D2E77Just got this comment in my spam folder. Whoever sent it apparently wants to hold my WordPress blog ransom. Here’s the text of the spam comment I received:

Hey. Soon your hosting account and your domain fivedotoh.com will be blocked forever, and you will receive tens of thousands of negative feedback from angry people.

Pay me 0.5 BTC until June 1, 2019. Otherwise, you will get the reputation of a malicious spammer, your site fivedotoh.com will be blocked for life and you will be sued for insulting believers. I guarantee this to you.

Here is a list of what you get if you don’t follow my requirements:
+ abuse spamhouse for aggressive web spam
+ tens of thousands of negative reviews about you and your website from angry people for aggressive web and email spam
+ lifetime blocking of your hosting account for aggressive web and email spam
+ lifetime blocking of your domain for aggressive web and email spam
+ Thousands of angry complaints from angry people will come to your mail and messengers for sending you a lot of spam
+ complete destruction of your reputation and loss of clients forever
+ for a full recovery from the damage you need tens of thousands of dollars

All of the above will result in blocking your domain and hosting account for life. The price of your peace of mind is 0.5 BTC.

Do you want this?

If you do not want the above problems, then before June 1, 2019, you need to send me 0.5 BTC to my Bitcoin wallet: [Bitcoin number provided]

How do I do all this to get this result:
1. I will send messages to 33,000,000 sites with contact forms with offensive messages with the address of your site, that is, in this situation, you and the spammer and insult people.
And everyone will not care that it is not you.
2. I’ll send messages to 19,000,000 email addresses and very intrusive advertisements for making money and offer a free iPhone with your website address fivedotoh.com and your contact details.
And then send out abusive messages with the address of your site.
3. I will do aggressive spam on blogs, forums and other sites (in my database there are 35,978,370 sites and 315,900 sites from which you will definitely get a huge amount of abuse) of your site fivedotoh.com.

After such spam, the spamhouse will turn its attention on you and after several abuses your host will be forced to block your account for life. Your domain registrar will also block your domain permanently. All of the above will result in blocking your domain and hosting account for life.

If you do not want to receive thousands of complaints from users and your hosting provider, then pay before June 1, 2019.
The price of your peace of mind is 0.5 BTC.
Otherwise, I will send your site through tens of millions of sites that will lead to the blocking of your site for life and you will lose everything and your reputation as well.
But get a reputation as a malicious spammer.

My bitcoin wallet: [again, his Bitcoin number]

So what do you think? Should I send this guy 0.5 BTC by June 1st? And can anyone tell me what the fuck 0.5 BTC is worth in real money?