Tale Weaver — Simply Irresistible

30B11436-0BEA-4A32-9811-CBC8BE2EFDBFShe dominates me. She uses her dark beauty and irresistible charisma to charm me into doing whatever she wants me to do. She expects me to leap into bed with her while she devours me, physically and emotionally. She’s a trigger to all of my anxieties, my fears, my insecurities. She exhausts me.

So why must I accommodate her like this? My first impulse is to not play her game tonight. To her, it’s always just another piece of performance art. She gets herself all made up, with those false eyelashes, the dark eyeshadow, the blush to accentuate her high cheekbones, that puce lipstick. She puts on that skin tight, form-fitting, strapless, and low cut dress. In black, always in black.

Here she comes. So sexy. So provocative. How can I possibly resist her. How can I refuse her? I can’t. I won’t. Screw my first impulse. I’m all in.


Written for this week’s Tale Weaver prompt (“trigger”) from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (leap), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (accommodate), Your Daily Word Prompt (impulse), Daily Addictions (play), The Daily Spur (performance), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (puce).

#JusJoJan — New Phone Case

Linda G. Hill, the blogger behind the weekly “One-Liner Wednesday” and “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” prompts has a new daily challenge for the month of January. It’s called Just Jot It January, or “JusJoJan.”

Linda explains that “the ‘jot it’ part of JusJoJan, means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a ‘jot.’ If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!”

For today’s JusJoJan prompt, Linda has asked us to post “a picture you’ve taken in the last week.”

My wife got a new smartphone last month and she ordered a protective case for it, which arrived on Tuesday.8AFCD5C6-BF4C-4E28-83BA-567E59B46235She loves it. It suits her. So I took this picture of her new case and this is my JusJoJan post for today.

Damn Slice of Pizza

727BD4D7-2DBE-49C2-9DF7-B21314C2C91CI was hungry, so I stopped by a pizza place near my office and bought a slice to tide me over until I could get home and fix myself a real dinner. I was in a rush, though, so I figured I’d eat the slice during my drive home from work.

Unfortunately, I dropped a piece of crust on my lap and when I went to pick it up, I momentarily lost control of the car, drove over the curb, and got a flat tire.


Written for today’s Three Things Challenge prompt from Di at Pensitivity101. The three things are “crust,” “curb/kerb,” and “flat.” Note that in the U.S., the word is “curb,” not “kerb.”

Share Your World — New Year Edition

Share Your WorldI’m late for Melanie’s Share Your World prompt this week because I had surgery on Monday and was not feeling so great through New Year’s Day. But I’m doing a little better now, so I thought I’d go for it even though I’m late. So here we go.

What was the single best thing that happened in your life this past year?

My son got married and he and his wife are expecting a baby — my first grandchild.

 The most challenging?

Finding out that I had a mass growing in my left middle ear and that it was causing me to lose my hearing in that ear and that I’d need to have surgery.

One thing you learned in 2019?

That Mitch McConnell and most Republican members of Congress are spineless scumbags. Okay, I already knew that, but it was made even more evident in 2019.

Given all your experiences, insights, and lessons learned in 2019, what’s the best advice you could give yourself for 2020?

Stop watching so much cable news.

What’s the best meal/food you ate in 2019?  

When I had a bushel of fresh Maryland jumbo blue crabs shipped overnight to my home in San Francisco last summer.

What are three activities you plan to use in the coming year to relieve stress?

1. Stop watching so much cable news.
2. Walk at least 10,000 steps a day.
3. Continue to blog because it lets me vent my frustrations, which reduces my stress levels.

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Any resolutions you’d care to share?

Only one: Stop watching so much cable news.