3-2-1 Quote Me! — Imagination

Man head full of confused thoughtsPaula Light, at Light Motifs II, tagged me to participate in the latest 3-2-1 Quote Me prompt from Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, where the topic of the day is “Imagination.”

So I’m supposed to:

  • Thank the blogger who tagged me, so thank you Paula,
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated topic of the day: imagination, and
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3-2-1 Quote Me!’ Sorry, I’m going to tag anyone who wants to post two quotes about imagination.

So here are my two quotes about imagination.

051101A5-9032-416D-8D49-71E15FED1C5A0C4D28F9-28C7-4113-8EB4-3E38B9973C0ENow, if you’re anyone, consider yourself tagged! Go for it!

Weekend Writing Prompt — A Night at the Museum

2BDD04FA-F8F9-4390-8587-31587AA31AADEveryone who worked at the fine arts museum was aghast at what they saw when they arrived that morning. Someone apparently broke in during the night and used a Sharpie marker to deface all of the paintings featuring nude subjects by blacking out all of the exposed private parts, including genitals and bare breasts, shown in the paintings.

The media showed up to report on what happened. The head curator was livid about what happened. “This is a new one on me, and it’s not funny,” he told the reporters. “Sharpie markers are permanent. These beautiful works of art have been destroyed by some fanatic who apparently believes that nudity is pornographic and wanted to cover what he or she found offensive. This act has ruined the concinnity of this great museum. I have some advice for this disturbed person. The naked human body is not pornographic.”

(147 words)

9FB50980-1E25-4A6E-9604-084EDCA9533EWritten for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “museum” in exactly 147 words. Because Sammi was generous with the word count for this prompt, I’ve included these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (marker), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nude), Daily Addictions (new), The Daily Spur (funny), Your Daily Word Prompt (concinnity), and Word of the Day Challenge (advice). Image credit: The Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

SoCS — Where There’s a Will…

29570B28-A896-4EFF-9D26-E16A2CA7F48F“No way,” Ellen said.

“Yes way,” Amanda said. “Just two years ago, Ellen, I weighed 300 pounds. Now look at me. I weigh 125.”

“That’s amazing. How did you do it?” Ellen asked.

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way, Ellen,” Amanda said. “I read an article about a nutritionist who had developed a diet he called the ‘Little Miss Muffet Diet.’ It basically consisted of eating nothing but curds and whey.”

“Curds and whey!” Ellen said. “What, pray tell, are curds and whey?”

“They are products of cheese-making,” Amanda explained. “When an enzyme, rennin, is added to milk, it causes the milk to curdle. These solid, curdled lumps are the curds. Whey is the liquid byproduct of the curdling process.”

“Ew, that sounds awful,” Ellen said. “There’s no way I could deal with that kind of diet. I’d rather be overweight than eat nothing but curdled milk and its liquid byproduct. That’s, like, totally gross.”

“Well, Ellen, it turned out that the Little Miss Muffet Diet,” Amanda admitted, “gave me terrible, stinky gas and horribly bad breath, and the nutritionist was a quack and a scam artist, so I gave up that diet after two weeks.”

“So how, then, did you actually lose all that weight?” Ellen asked.

“Truth be told,” Amanda said, “I had laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.”

“No way,” Ellen said.

“Yes way,” Amanda said.

Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. Our challenge is to write a post using the words “weigh,” “way,” and “whey.”

FOWC with Fandango — Nude

FOWCWelcome to September 7, 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 “nude.”

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.