Weekend Writing Prompt — Jostle

EB5407C7-4328-4944-B4DC-C021032FA26CBack when no one had ever heard of COVID-19, I disliked it when people would jostle me on the bus or on the subway. But now I avoid crowds, no longer take buses or the subway, and pretty much keep to myself.

(42 words)

Written for this week’s Weekend Writing Prompt from Sammi Cox.7D640606-DE45-4D57-8AE4-A20EEE10B413

The Proposal

9B048683-9785-449B-932B-DE55E2A4A266He said
Let’s get married
We’ll sail to a tropical isle
And I’ll stand at the altar
And watch you walk down the aisle

She said
That sounds so romantic
Of course my answer is yes
I can’t wait to go
And I wouldn’t alter a thing

Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix — Double Take. We are asked to use two sets of homophones (words having the same pronunciation but different meanings and spellings) for our posts. The homophone sets this week are: (1) aisle, I’ll, and isle, and (2) alter and altar. Image credit: VectorStock.

Fandango’s Dog Days of August #15

Fandango’s Dog Days of AugustDo you need a muse to get your creative juices flowing during these hot, sultry days of August? Try a dose of Fandango’s Dog Days of August prompt.

At 6:00 am Pacific time each day this month, I will be posting a new theme. Today’s theme is “your hobby or hobbies.” Do you have a hobby? Do you collect things? Do you work on model airplanes? Do you whittle things from wood? Do you paint, take photographs, make pottery, create homemade greeting cards? Are you a Twitter troll? Share a story, a poem, a photo, a drawing, some music, or whatever you wish to share about your hobby or hobbies.

If you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FDDA, and create a pingback to this post or manually add your link in the comments.

And, of course, take some time to read the other responses to this prompt. See how other bloggers are coping with the dog days of August.

SoCS — Pros and Cons

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us “pro/con” and has asked us to “talk about the pros and cons of anything.” So, in the interest of being politically bipartisan, I have decided to examine the pros and cons of Donald Trump.7028FB84-04C8-4A3B-AD87-9DC113155073Let’s start with the pros, the positive attributes of Donald Trump.

Okay, this is going to be harder than I thought. How about if we talk about Trump’s cons, his negative attributes?

You know, it would take me way too long to list out all of Trump’s cons.

So, in the interest of leveraging Linda’s “pro/con” theme, let me sum this up by saying that Donald Trump is a pro, as in professional. And he’s also a con, as in conman. As such, he is a professional when it comes to being a conman. Thus, Donald Trump is a professional conman.

Bottom line, then, Donald Trump epitomizes the words “pro/con.”