The Tinder Trap

97F916CF-2B62-4FF1-8D74-D3A927F8BE66“I’m looking for someone who has the same zest for life as I do. Someone who cares as much about the environment as I do. I love to travel and I’m a very adventurous soul.”

Chad saw Natalie’s’s picture and read her Tinder profile and wondered if this stunning young woman could be the elusive love of his life. He decided to swipe right and to compose his response.

“I’m seeking a life partner who shares my interests and priorities,” Chad wrote. “I want a woman who appreciates my beliefs, my politics, and my perspectives. I need a woman like you, whose physical attributes, strong libido, and insatiable sex drive can match my own. You’ll love the environment in my bedroom, where I can be extraordinarily adventurous. I also desire a woman who can keep a clean home and cook wonderful meals. I am so looking forward, Natalie, to getting to know you much better and much more intimately.”

AB185CEF-06DF-4FE4-9215-CD46B914674DNatalie read Chad’s response, which caused her such a blush that her whole face turned florid. She immediately swiped left.

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (zest), The Daily Spur (environment), Daily Addictions (read), Ragtag Daily Prompt (elusive), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (partner), and Your Daily Prompt (florid).

[For what it’s worth, I’ve never used Tinder and I’m not even sure this is how it works, but this is what I imagine it might be like.]

Share Your World — About Character and Social Media

Share Your WorldMondays are when Melanie (Sparks From a Combustible Mind) does her Share Your World thing. And today, being a Monday, is no exception. So, away we go….

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) a good thing, a bad thing or a mixture of both?

6ECFB9AB-37E3-4807-B3F6-8E14A45D867AThe only “social media” platform I’m active on is WordPress. I don’t have a Twitter or a Snapchat account and while I do have Facebook and Instagram accounts, I don’t post anything on them. I use them only to keep up up with what my adult kids are up to. As to whether I think social media is a good thing or a bad thing, I suppose my answer is that it depends. If used in moderation, I suppose it’s not a bad thing. If one is addicted to it and it is the primary means of communicating with the outside world, then it’s not such a good thing. But I’m dealing from the perspective of a Baby Boomer, and when I was growing up, social media consisted of hanging out with friends in the real world. Perhaps if I grew up having an iPhone as an electronic appendage to my human body, I might feel differently.

Are you camera shy or do you pose for the camera with confidence?

I’m not camera shy, per se, but I prefer to be the person holding the camera and taking pictures or videos of others rather than being the subject of pictures and videos.

Is there anything you’ve kept from younger years for sentimental reasons alone?

Not really. I’ve moved around so much over my lifetime that most of my possessions from my youth are long gone. And when I was away at college, my father threw away my vast comic book and baseball card collections, something for which I never forgave him.

Do you like to decorate for different holidays?

Bah humbug.

Do you feel you’re a strong person character-wise?

I like to think so, but there have been occasions on which my strong character has failed me.

Weekly Song Challenge — Eclectic

E0991E6D-778C-4B4C-93B3-ACA5BAFA8848For this week’s Weekly Song Challenge, Laura has asked us to post videos of an instrumental song, a song with a woman’s name, and one with a violin or cello solo. An eclectic mix, no?

Her rules are:

  • Copy the rules and add them to our own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
  • Post music videos for our answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people anyone who wants to participate!

So here goes.

1. Post an instrumental you adore.

2. Post a popular ballad that contains a woman’s name in the title.

I think this qualifies as a ballad. Maybe?

3. Post a rock music video that has a violin or cello solo.

Okay, your turn.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #35

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 this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from at mirceaianc at 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.

FOWC with Fandango — Partner

FOWCWelcome to October 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 “partner.”

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.