A Student of the Stock Market

875F837D-EDEC-431E-9885-F7526FC17C6C“Any real pupil of basic economics would realize that the market is experiencing a temporary bubble, which, given that there are some dark forces at play, will drive a significant downward change in market conditions over the next fiscal quarter,” Dave said.

“Dave, you’re not a student of the stock market,” Hal said. “Hell, dude, you don’t even own any stock. So what’s with all that economics nonsense you just spewed out?”

“That’s true, I don’t know diddly-squat about the stock market,” Dave admitted. “But I do know how to fit five daily one-word prompts into the first sentence of this post. Booyah!”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (pupil), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (bubble), Your Daily Word Prompt (dark), Word of the Day Challenge (dark), and The Daily Spur (Change).

Sunday Photo Fiction — The Chair

BE5C280E-CC2A-4BC9-8D42-5405FC2693BDA small crowd of people gathered on the sidewalk and we’re staring at the chair that was situated in the middle of the road. “Why would anyone leave a chair in the road like that?” One of the bystanders asked.

“I’m going to move it to the side,” another said.

“Wait,” a third called out. “Maybe someone left it there on purpose.”

“I saw a large van parked near here last night,” someone else said. “Maybe the movers failed to load it in the truck before driving off,” she said.

“I think I’ve seen that chair before,” a woman said. “Yes, I distinctly remember it. It belongs to Elizabeth and Tom, who live at number 14.” The woman walked up to the home and rang the bell. Elizabeth answered the door and the woman could see from her red eyes that Elizabeth had been crying.

“Elizabeth, isn’t that one of your chairs sitting in the middle of the road?” the woman said.

Elizabeth started balling. “Tom left me,” she sobbed. “I found this text message on my phone this morning when I woke up.” She then handed the woman her iPhone.07EEC239-0906-4944-B2D5-47227811B311


Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction prompt, now from new host, Donna McNichol. Yes, I know, it’s Tuesday, but sometimes things take time. Photo credit: Pexels from Pixabay.

Twittering Tales — The Restoration

1AAA1A7F-73C6-459C-8A4E-4E66866572BAHow long have you been working on restoring that Bug?

A couple of months.

How long do you think it will take you to finish?

Another couple of months.

Aren’t parts for that car hard to get?

Yeah, kinda.

So why bother?

They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.

Yeah, there’s a reason for that.

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Ryan McGuire at Pixabay.com.

FOWC with Fandango — Bubble

FOWCWelcome to July 2, 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 “bubble.”

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.