Take Weaver — No Escape

C8EC04C5-9CEC-40D7-BC54-7A154D3A28B7“This is it, I think,” the first mate said. “This is our last candle. I looked all over the ship because I thought we had more in storage, but we must have used them already.”

“Well, if that’s the case, I don’t know that the crew can survive living in darkness and cold until we reach our destination without some sort of divine intervention.” the captain said. “I shall go and address the men and tell them to pray to our Lord, as it will take all of our prayers if we hope to escape death and survive our journey.”

“Prayers,” the first mate said, giving a sarcastic laugh. “Yeah, that will work.”

“What else can we do?” the captain asked. “What can I tell the crew that would be more helpful than prayers?”

“Be honest with them,” the first mate said. “Tell them all to bend over and kiss their asses goodbye.”


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt, where the theme is “Escape.” Also for the Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner with the image above from Morguefile.com.  And for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration where the theme is “prayer.” Oh, and for Fandango’s One-World Challenge (ship).

Fandango’s Answer

9A4FDB54-7058-4372-8CEA-051DAE7F5944I typically don’t answer my own provocative question posts because I’m more interested in what all of you have to say than I think any of you are interested in what I have to say.

But I’m going to make an exception this week because Melanie, over at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, said this in a comment when she linked her response to my provocative question post:

“Now this is one question that I sincerely hope to read YOUR answer to, Mr. Fandango. Not because I think you should share any more of yourself than you do already, privacy is your choice and I respect it; but because I’m really curious if you are the same, character wise, out ‘there’ and in here?”

Just to refresh your memory, my question was, “Are you the same person on your blog as you are in real life? Do you like yourself more in the virtual world than you do in the real world?”

Okay, truth be told, I’m not at all the same person on my blog as I am in real life. In real life I’m a divorced, 34 year old woman. Do I like myself more in the real world than in the virtual world? Of course I do. Why? Because I feel pretty.

And this is why I never answer my own provocative question posts. 🤪

H is for Hell

A2Z2020For this year’s A to Z Challenge I’m going to attempt to post an old saying or adage each day of the month of April (except for Sundays). I’m going through the alphabet, with the first letter of the adage beginning with the first letter of the alphabet (A) and continuing for 26 adages in alphabetical order until I get through the entire alphabet by April 30 — from A to Z.

I don’t know if it can be done, but I’m going to give it the old college try. Here’s my April 9th adage and it starts with the letter H.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

#100WW — That Time of the Month

EA9EE173-604E-4C3B-8429-9D34A4FA8FE8“We’ve only been seeing each other for a month,” Donna said, “so I was hesitant to spend a weekend with you at your mountain retreat. But seeing the full moon framed by the fir trees in the early evening sky, I can understand why you wanted to bring me here. It’s so romantic.”

Donna turned around to kiss Michael, but instead pulled a pistol from her handbag and shot him four times with silver bullets.

“Dammit,” she said, staring down at his dead body. “Why do the best looking guys end up becoming werewolves at that time of the month?”

(100 words)


Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Bikurgurl.

FOWC with Fandango — Ship

FOWCWelcome to April 9, 2020 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 “ship.”

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.

  1. And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.