Share Your World — Better Late Than Never

I thought something was missing earlier today. Sure enough, Melanie was late with her weekly Share Your World questions. But as she, herself, said, better late never. So let’s get to it.

Do you think there is such a thing as a ‘gendered’ brain?

Absolutely. Men and women are wired differently. I refer you to the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, written by American author and relationship counselor, John Gray. I rest my case.94119036-F52F-4457-B6B2-5FE304233B39

What is the silliest fear you have? 

My wife. She scares the shit outta me!

Out of your family members, who are you closest to?

My wife. She scares the shit outta me!

What is something you’ll NEVER do again?

Antagonize my wife.

If you’d like, please share a photo or a comment about something good that’s happened recently!


On a serious note, I love my wife and she doesn’t really scare the shit out of me. But you know…happy wife, happy life.

Silver Bullets

242F5B78-C148-4C0E-9514-A4EC71927166“This is fun,” Sara said. “Give me another hypothetical question.”

“Let me think,” Ed said. “Ah, here’s one. Would you lease an apartment if you knew that your roommate was a cannibal?

“Sure, as long as I had a gun with some silver bullets,” Sara said, laughing.”

“Silver bullets only work on vampires,” Ed said.

“Actually, vampires aren’t bothered by silver bullets,” Sara said. “A wooden stake in the heart is the way to kill a vampire, silly.”

“Oh right,” Ed said. “Silver bullets kill werewolves.”

“And cannibals, too, I would imagine,” Sara said.

Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “lease,” “cannibal,” and “silver.”

The Truth About Tariffs

864F1F25-F8A5-4935-9CB4-43016F41AFA9“It’s simple economics, Max,” Jarred said. “When the president imposes tariffs on Mexico and other countries, those countries pay the price, economically speaking.”

“The president shouldn’t be unilaterally imposing tariffs, Jarred,” Max said. “According to the U.S. Constitution, it’s Congress alone that has the power to impose tariffs.”

“That’s not entirely true,” Jarred said. “In 1977, The International Emergency Economic Powers Act granted the president the right to impose trade restrictions for reasons of national security, specifically for ‘an unusual and extraordinary threat with respect to which a national emergency has been declared.’”

“So are you saying,” Max said, “that what is happening at our southern border qualifies as a ‘national security threat’ in the context of that amorphous law?”

“Yes, it’s a legitimate national emergency,” Jarred said.

“That’s just ludicrous,” Max said. “If it is an emergency, which it’s not, it’s one that Trump created in his own mind and by his own actions. He’s just trying to fulfill an ill-conceived campaign promise to satisfy his base. He’s chasing windmills.”

“No,” Jarred said. “He’s punishing other countries for defying America. He’s saving our country and our workers.”

“You’re such a lemming,” Max said. “All his stupid tariffs are going to accomplish is to raise the prices American have to pay for imported goods. It’s not going to make domestic goods any less expensive and it’s not going to save any American jobs. That’s naïve. With Trump at the helm, Americans are stuck on shit’s creek without a paddle.”

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (economics), Your Daily Word Prompt (amorphous), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ludicrous), Ragtag Daily Prompt (chase), and Word of the Day Challenge (paddle).

Weekly Song Challenge — Colors

7FA706C5-DC80-440C-B07F-1083DFA4F870For this week’s Weekly Song Challenge, Laura has asked us to be quite colorful. Well, at least to post videos of songs about colors, using the word “color,” or by artists with a color in their name.

Laura has given us these three simple rules.

  1. Copy these rules and add them to your own post, pinging back to her original post.
  2. Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  3. Tag two people to participate!

Okay. Ready. Set. Go.

1. Post a video of a song that either in the title or lyrics mentions the color blue.

2. Post a video of a song that has the word color in either the title or the lyrics.

3. Post a video of a song by an artist or band with a color as part of their name.

I’m a well known rule breaker and I’m going to break Laura’s third rule about tagging two other people to participate. I’m just going to throw caution to the wind and open Laura’s challenge up to anyone who wants to join in the fun.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #16

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

So now it’s time for my sixteenth weekly Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

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.

Please take a few minutes to read some of the other responses to this photo challenge. And most important, have fun.