Weekend Writing Prompt — The Lesser of Two Evils

79C517A7-DDB3-4090-AF33-DA42C9776E68“The hubris of the man is unmatched,” Mark said. “I wish that some Republicans in the Senate would vote to remove him.”

“I think you’re being a bit rash, my friend,” Danny said. “Sure, Trump is a total moron, but if he’s kicked out office, Pence will take his place. You know what will happen then, don’t you?”

“Yeah, guys like us will be sent to gay conversion therapy camps,” Mark said.

“Exactly,” Danny said. “So let’s just finish putting the tinsel on the tree and cherish the excitement and joy of Christmas.”

(94 words)


4B89D220-C6A8-4210-8527-027C49EEFA15 Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “hubris” in exactly 94 words. Also for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (wish), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rash), Word of the Day Challenge (tinsel), Your Daily Word Prompt (cherish), The Daily Spur (excitement), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (joy)

SoCS — Office Christmas Party

21A2CA0D-ECC2-4547-B483-C53509B424F3“I’m not going,” Dave said. “I’m just not into all of that meaningless bullshit.”

“Oh come on, man. It’s a Christmas party. It will be fun,” Jake said. “Everyone will be drinking and singing songs like ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Winter Wonderland.’ Henry plans to dress up like Kris Kringle. That will be a hoot. Plus, there are going to be loads of single women there. We can mingle with a few of the prize fillies, and who knows, maybe you’ll hit pay dirt.”

“You’re so uncouth, Jake,” Dave said. “Why do you always have to play the role of ringleader all the time? I’m just not in the mood.”

“You know, buddy, Anita will be there tonight. I know you’ve had your eye on her, am I right?” Jake said.

“Yeah, she’s cool, but we’ve barely spoken to one another,” Dave said.

“She’s not cool, dude, she’s damn hot,” Jake said, licking his lips. “If you play your cards right, my friend, I bet by the end of the night she’ll make your dingleberries tingle.”

“You’re just gross,” Dave said. “I’m not going and that’s final.”

“So what are you gonna do instead,” Jake said, “sit around watching TV and jerking off? Boring!”

“Wait here,” Dave said. He left the room and returned a few seconds later carrying a six pack of Bud and two long, round tubes. He tossed one of the tubes to Jake. “Let’s binge watch ‘Jack Ryan’ on Amazon Prime.”

Jake looked at the tube Dave had tossed to him. “Beer and Pringles! Why did you say so, dude?”


Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. In case you didn’t already guess it, Linda asked us ”find a word that contains ‘ingle’ and use it any way you’d like in your post.” I found nine words! Woo hoo!

FOWC with Fandango — Rash

FOWCWelcome to December 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 “rash.”

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.