Thursday Inspiration — A New Leaf

A2137CF7-0A7C-4D89-BC0A-E5FD2E97D33D“I’m leaving you, Jeremy,” Susan said.

“What?” a shocked Jeremy said, “If you leave me now, you’ll take away the biggest part of me. Say you won’t leave me. You’ll take away the very heart of me.

“I’m sorry, Jeremy, but I just don’t love you anymore,” Susan said.

“But Susan,” Jeremy pleaded, “A love like ours is hard to find. We’ve come too far to leave it all behind.”

“It’s too late, Jeremy,” Susan said. “I think we really did try to make it, but for me, something inside has died, and I just can’t fake it.”

“I promise, Susan, if you give me one more chance, I’ll turn over a new leaf. This time I’m gonna do my best to make it right between us,” Jeremy said.

“Forget it, Jeremy,” Susan said. “I don’t know where we went wrong, but the feeling’s gone and I just can’t get it back.”

“Fine,” Jeremy said, “but know this, Susan, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”

Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, where the theme is “leaves.” I unilaterally decided to shorten the theme to “leave,” and I want to thank Peter Cetera, Carole King, and Gordon Lightfoot for their assistance in writing this post.

Jury Tampering

Jury tamperingAccording to The Washington Post, a group of Republican senators and senior White House officials, including White House counsel Pat Cipollone, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, met privately this morning to map out a strategy for a potential impeachment trial of Donald Trump. They also discussed limiting the proceedings in the Senate to about two weeks.

If the House of Representatives votes in favor of articles of impeachment, which is likely, the matter will then be turned over to the U. S. Senate, where the 100 senators will function as a jury to decide whether to convict the president and remove him from office, or to acquit the president, in which case he can continue to serve.

So wait. Key members of the White House meeting with Republican senators to come up with a defense strategy when those same senators will be voting on the guilt or innocence of Donald Trump vis-a-vis the articles of impeachment?

Isn’t that like the defense attorney meeting with members of the jury in a criminal trial to come up with a strategy to acquit the defendant?

Sure sounds like jury tampering to me.

If You Can’t Take The Heat…

“You need to show more patience, Peter,” Florence said.

Peter angrily turned down the volume on his portable radio. “More patience, you say,” he said. “Really, Florence? Well that’s just glorious, isn’t it? Even you, my dear wife, are buying into his bullshit. I can’t believe that you’re gullible enough to incorporate his lies into you consciousness. He and his cronies are trying to burn our country to the ground, to erase all of the progress in human rights and freedom we have made over the past three centuries, and to toss our democracy onto the giant ash heap of failed societies. And you want me to be more patient? When did you lose your way?”

“Peter, darling, what the hell is the matter with you?” Florence asked. “I was talking about waiting for the oven to finish preheating.”772BD46C-5926-4652-8A46-E1FFBDA9A653

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (patience), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (portable), Word of the Day Challenge (glorious), Your Daily Word Prompt (incorporate), Daily Addictions (erase), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (ash).

Hello Handsome

Sashay. That’s the word that came to mind when I saw her walking down the wide staircase that led into the large lobby of the hotel. I was struck by her incredible figure, which had a Barbie doll-like quality to it — full busted, an almost unimaginably small waist, and hips that seemed to have a mind of their own.

As she descended down the staircase, our eyes met for an instant. Maybe it was my imagination or just a case of wishful thinking, but I thought I saw her nod at me. I felt an immediate spark, a connection.

When she reached the lobby floor, she walked directly over to me, put out her hand for me to kiss, and said, “Hello handsome.”

I bent slightly and kissed her outstretched hand. I stood as tall and as straight as I could and said, “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Miss West.”Mae West

Written for Di’s Three Things Challenge, where the words are “figure,” “nod,” and “handsome.”

FOWC with Fandango — Portable

FOWCWelcome to November 21, 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 “portable.”

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.