The Road To Hell

Music Challenge Large“Do you know what day yesterday was?” Elizabeth asked her husband.

“Yesterday? Thursday, I think,” David said, chuckling. “It’s hard to know these days, what with the shelter-in-place mandates and with me working from home. The days just seem to blend together, where one day is like the next, you know. So Thursday, right?”

Elizabeth crossed her arms over her chest. “Yes, David,” she said, “technically yesterday was Thursday. But what else was it?”

David got a perplexed look on his face. He started to think and then got a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach. “Oh shit,” he said. “Yesterday was our fourth wedding anniversary.”

“Yes, it was,” Elizabeth said, tears welling up in her eyes.

“I’m so sorry, Lizzy,” David said. “I had intended to do something special for you on our anniversary, but these days it’s really hard to keep track of time, especially since I’ve been inundated with work emails and text messages this week.”

“Well, David,” Elizabeth said, “you know what they say about good intentions, don’t you?”

David sighed. “You mean that old saw about the road to hell is paved with good intentions?”

“Yes, that’s what I mean,” Elizabeth said. “And that’s exactly where you can go!”


Written for Jim Adam’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge, where he talks about good intentions. Because it’s a music challenge, I searched for a song about good intentions, and found one I never heard before, but I was — you know — filled with good intentions.

I also managed to sneak into this post today’s Fandango’s One Word Challenge (inundated).

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — May 1

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 1st) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This little confession was originally posted on May 1, 2008 on my old blog. Bear in mind when you read this that I was twelve years younger when I posted it than I am now!

A Senior Moment

18CC316D-C6EE-4B65-83F6-82F865DD54BBLast night, right before I fell asleep, I thought of something interesting to post on my blog, but now I can’t remember what it was. This inability to recall important, meaningful, and profound thoughts and ideas seems to be a more frequent occurrence now that I’m getting closer and closer to being considered a senior citizen.

Oh well, whatever it was will come to me again (or not), and if it does, I’ll write another post.

FOWC with Fandango — Inundated

FOWCWelcome to May 1, 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 “inundated.”

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.