Weekend Writing Prompt — The Gold Digger

703C0F4E-0677-4290-9B4A-606A4BA32E32His friends tried to warn him. “She’s a gold digger,” they said. “Get a prenup,” they advised. But he ignored them. He was in love, and love is blind.

He looked at her, sitting across the table. He saw that look of ineffable satisfaction on her face, a look that said it all. She had persevered, and now he was left alone, defeated, and humiliated. She had won it all.

(70 words)

141E92B0-D260-4A9A-8789-A2C5F6D80077 Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “ineffable” in exactly 70 words.

Who Won The Week? 11/3/19

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My pick for this week is underdogs.

This week the Washington Nationals won Major League Baseball’s World Series. They beat the Houston Astros, who finished with the best record in baseball this year, at 107-55, and who were the overwhelming favorite to win a second championship in three years.

The Nationals, on the other hand, were the decided underdog. Their chances of winning the World Series on May 24, when they had won only 19 of their first 50 games, were only 1.5 percent. And yet, in a seven-game series, where the road teams won all seven games for the first time in World Series history, the underdog Nats came out on top.

So congratulations to the Washington Nationals, who brought a World Series title to the Nation’s Capital for the first time since the Washington Senators won it all in 1924.DCB7AF22-48B7-49C8-BD00-3575BE49058FAnd now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Thursday Inspiration — Sympathetic

9EFBFA38-CB1B-4813-97B5-CF8FF6481168He noticed her as soon as she walked into the room at the Halloween party. She had on a white, floor-length gown, white high-heeled shoes, white opera gloves, and a flower crown of made from small, white roses. She was stunning.

He walked up to her. “You look like an angel,” he said. “And you walk like angel. I’ll bet you talk like an angel, too. What is your name?”

She took his hand, smiled warmly, and said, “Just call me Angel of the Morning. Angel. And who might you be?”

“Please allow me to introduce myself,” he said. “I’m a man of wealth and taste.”

“Yes,” she said, “I can clearly see that. What exactly do you do?”

“Oh,” he said, “I’ve been around for a long, long year and I have stolen many a man’s soul to waste. I’m so pleased to meet you. Won’t you guess my name?”

“I know very well who you are and what your name is, sir,” she said, her warm smile turning quite wicked.

“Ah, so you think you know my name, do you?” he said. “But perhaps you may be puzzled by the nature of my game.”

“Puzzled? No not in the least,” she said. “I’m quite familiar with your name, Lucifer, and with your game. And I think you and I will get along splendidly.”

“Really?” he said. “You know my name and you know my game, but you think we’ll get along splendidly? Why do you think that?”

“Because I may look like and angel,” she responded, “and I may walk like an angel, and I may even talk like an angel. But if you are wise, you’ll learn that I’m really the devil in disguise.”

“Yes,” he said. “I can see where that might give you some sympathy for the devil in me.”

Written for Paula Lights Thursday Inspiration prompt where the theme is “demon.” In addition to being inspired by Paula’s prompt, my post was aided by some lyrics from these three songs:

Song Lyric Sunday — Runaround Sue

For this week’s edition of Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has given us the themes of Around, Down, Sideways, and Up. I chose the theme “around” and a song about a girl who ran around with every single guy in town.

“Runaround Sue” was a pop song written by Dion DiMucci and Ernie Maresca. It became a number 1 hit for the singer Dion during 1961 after he split with the Belmonts. The song tells the story of former girlfriend who was unfaithful. The singer warns all potential lovers to avoid her at all costs, as Sue “runs around” with every guy she meets and never settles down with any man in particular.

There were rumors that the song was written about Dion’s wife, Susan, but Dion denied that. He said that the song was simply “about some girl who loved to be worshiped but as soon as you want a commitment and express your love for her, she’s gone. So the song was a reaction to that kind of woman.” But in 1990, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, his wife said that the song was, indeed, about her.

Here are the lyrics to the song.

Here’s my story, it’s sad but true
It’s about a girl that I once knew
She took my love then ran around
With every single guy in town

Yeah, I should have known it from the very start
This girl will leave me with a broken heart
Now listen people what I’m telling you
A keep away from a Runaround Sue yeah

I might miss her lips and the smile on her face
The touch of her hair and this girl’s warm embrace
So if you don’t want to cry like I do
A keep away from a Runaround Sue

Ah, she likes to travel around
She’ll love you and she’ll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
Sue goes out with other guys

Here’s the moral and the story from the guy who knows

I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they’ll say
Keep away from a Runaround Sue

Yeah, keep away from this girl
I know, know what she’ll do
Keep away from Sue

She likes to travel around, yeah
She’ll love you and she’ll put you down
Now people let me put you wise
She goes out with other guys

Here’s the moral and the story from the guy who knows
I fell in love and my love still grows
Ask any fool that she ever knew, they’ll say
Keep away from a Runaround Sue, yeah

Stay away from that girl
Don’t you know what she’ll do now

FOWC with Fandango — Comeuppance

FOWCWelcome to November 3, 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 “comeuppance.”

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.