3TC — If Only

AECBAF8E-F2FC-4BF5-ADEB-C59F7BD719DF“You people in the lame-stream media go out of you way to write mean and nasty things about me,” the president whined at his press conference. “Why don’t you ever write about all of the wonderful things I’ve done for this country and all of my great accomplishments in my first term in office.”

A journalist from one of the nation’s most highly respected newspaper stood up and responded to the president. “Sir,” he said, “you stand before us and tell lie after lie. You take no responsibility for the catastrophes brought about by your ineptness and incompetence, and you attempt to blame everyone but yourself for the terrible state our country is in. Sir, it will be a cold day in hell before I knowingly lie to my readers as you knowingly lie to the American people.”

The other journalists all stood and applauded their colleague.

Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Di at Pensitivity101. Today’s three things are “media,” “way,” and “cold.”

#100WW — Signs of the Times

27B0A749-FE80-4EEB-BDC9-1BF547E2C1A4“Remove them, both of them,” the first man said.

“But, sir, won’t we need these signs when the students return this fall?” the second man asked.

The first man got a sad, faraway look in his eyes. “No, I’m afraid we won’t,” he answered. “We’re closing the academy. The students won’t be returning in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic and we simply can’t afford to keep our doors open.”

“This school has been around for more than 150 years, sir,” the second man said. “Isn’t there anything we can do?”

“Just remove the damn signs,” The first man snapped.

(100 words)

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

FOWC with Fandango — Legacy

FOWCWelcome to May 14, 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 “legacy.”

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.