Outlook Is Good

044FC830-18E9-483B-8185-79FD58A9BCDF“I will never become accustomed to this, no matter how many times I’ve gone through it,” Jen said.

“I remember when, at your last wedding, you got stung by a bee right before the ceremony,” Darlene said.

“In hindsight, I realize that I made an error by having the wedding in the rose garden,” Jen laughed. “That will never happen again.”

“Yeah, that was a bad omen, for sure,” Darlene said. “You don’t want to do anything this time that might jeopardize your future wedded bliss.”

“Well, I checked with my trusty Magic 8 Ball and it said, ‘Outlook Is Good,’ so I’m looking forward to a very positive outcome this time around,” Jen said.

“Okay then,” Darlene said. “You look beautiful and I’m sure your debut as the blushing bride for wedding number five will be magical.”


Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (accustomed), Daily Addictions (bee), Ragtag Daily Prompt (error), Word of the Day Challenge (jeopardize), The Daily Spur (outcome), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (debut).

Fifth Floor Walkup

09C956B6-1877-4EC3-B1CF-A8A0A213AA26“Seriously, Jack, you had to rent an apartment on the fifth floor in a building with no elevator?” Jill yelled up at Jack.

“Come on, baby, you can use the exercise and stand to lose some weight,” Jack, leaning over the railing, shouted down to her.

“Go fuck yourself, Jack!”


Written for the most recent Three Line Tales prompt from Sonya. Photo credit: Alina Fedorchenko via Unsplash.

Twittering Tales — Hither And Yon

F29A117A-9372-4CA7-90A7-E0A579F71E19Hither and yon, he thought to himself as he looked down at the myriad tracks from his perch on the bridge.

Where is hither and where is yon, he wondered.

What might he find if he goes? Will hither and yon be different than here and now? Or will it be the same thing somewhere else?

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: MarkusmitK at pixabay.com.

3-2-1 Quote Me! — Beautiful Music

6C15E993-DD92-4AAD-9924-284904FB33AAOnce a week, Rory (A Guy Called Bloke) will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic, and nominate three bloggers, who, in turn, will post two quotes on the topic and nominate three bloggers of their own.

This week, the topic is “The Beauty of Music.” Rory tagged Sadje and Sadje tagged me.

The 3-2-1 Quote Me! rules are:

  • Thank the person who tagged you — thank you, Sadje.
  • Post two quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day: The Beauty of Music.
  • Select three bloggers to take part in ‘3-2-1 Quote Me!’

For this episode, Rory has asked us to also include three all time favorite “beautiful” songs in addition to our two quotes.

Alrighty then, let’s do this. First the two quotes.

“I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.”

Duke Ellington

“There’s nothing like the eureka moment of knocking off a song that didn’t exist before. I won’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer.”

Paul McCartney

And now for three songs that rank among my favorites.

I’m never good at tagging, so I’m just going to tag anyone who wants to play along.


Photo credit: Windcharmer at DeviantArt.com