I Told You So

E2CD6A36-613F-4C39-92EB-8D1551634415“What can I say?” Eric said. “I’m totally smitten with her. She really makes me happy.”

“I think you need to be very careful with that broad,” Deena said. “I get a sense from her that something is amiss.”

“You’re being silly, Deena,” Eric said.

You’re being silly, Eric,” Deena said.

“Don’t mimic me,” Eric said. “You need to quit railing against her. There’s a lot more to her than you’re apparently willing to see.”

“Fine, if you don’t want my honesty, I’ll keep my mouth shut,” Deena said, “and when she shits all over you, and I guarantee she will, I’ll still be here for you. And I promise I won’t tell you I told you so.”

Our our-of-town guests are still here, but they’re leaving first thing tomorrow morning and, after a whirlwind week, they are chilling out this afternoon. So I figured I take advantage of this hosting downtime to post a response to some daily prompts for the first time in a week.

Written for the Three Things Challenge from Di, and Pensitivity101, where the three things are “rail,” “broad,” and “honesty.” Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (smitten), Daily Addictions (happy), Word of the Day Challenge (careful), The Daily Spur (sense), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (silly), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (mimic).

In Other Words — Tea Time Ritual

9F434163-10C0-4C58-BCCC-A148BF421BE0I always try to set up her afternoon tea in her favorite way.

I set the tea cup on a fresh doily, take her reading glasses out of their case, using the case as a holder for her spectacles, and open up whatever book she is reading to the page identified by her bookmark.

I do this each and every afternoon, just the way she likes it.

Because it’s our ritual and I know how particular she is, to the point of being persnickety.

Just as she was up until the day she died three years ago.

Written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “favorite.” Photo credit: Esther Merbt from Pixabay.

One-Liner Wednesday — Behind Every….

“There’s always some truth behind every ‘just kidding,’ knowledge behind every ‘I don’t know,’ emotions behind every ‘I don’t care,’ and pain behind every ‘it’s okay.’”


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: freedom.com.

Note: I composed this post before I read Linda’s suggestion to “go to the following link and plug in your birth year to find your favorite words from the year you were born. Make a sentence out of them!”

I thought that suggestion was a bit absurd, given the buzzwords that were distinctive from the year of my birth, many of which were bare-bones, bite-sized, fast-talk fallout that seemed to lack any recognizable human factor, and that would soon become over-the-hill word roadkill.

The words above in red were, according to the site Linda asked us to link to, among those that were first used in print in the year of my birth.

FOWC with Fandango — Silly

FOWCWelcome to October 16, 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 “silly.”

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.