Many knew he was unsuited for the job. We knew that he was full of bluster and nothing but an egotistical narcissist.
Yet people feasted on his empty promises and his cry of “What do you have to lose?” Enough voted for him in the swing states to give him the win.
But few could have seen the tremendously negative impact he’d have on our democracy.
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “impact” in exactly 67 words).
Block editor: you be the judge.
Written for Shweta Suresh’s Saturday Six Word Story Prompt for the word “judge.” Note that I started writing this using the Block editor on my iPhone, but after it froze up on me, I had go to the “wp-admin version of the Classic editor to actually finish and publish this post. It took me about three times longer to compose and publish this post than it would have using the Classic editor that WordPress took away from us last week. So you be the judge.
“I am at a loss,” Donna said. “This poor baby won’t stop crying and I don’t know what to do to get him to shut up. I’m at my wits’ end.”
“Sometimes you have to just take a deep breath, pause for a few minutes, and try to figure out what’s causing the upset,” Donna’s best friend, Anita, said in a supporting way.
“Peace and quiet since this baby was born have been so elusive, Donna said. “Do you think I’m suffering from postpartum depression, Anita?”
“Think of it as a character-building experience, Donna,” Anita said. “It’s a phase all babies go through. Don’t let it faze you, and always remember what they say: this, too, shall pass.”
Written for these daily prompts: Jibber Jabber (loss), The Daily Spur (baby), Ragtag Daily Prompt (pause), Word of the Day Challenge (supporting), Your Daily Word Prompt (elusive), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (character).
Do 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 “why writing matters to you.” Nearly everyone reading this post is a blogger. And, by definition, bloggers write posts that they share with others. Why do you do it? What do you like to write? What kinds of things do you write about? Fiction? Poetry? Current events? Personal stuff? Share a story, a poem, a photo, a drawing, some music, or whatever you wish to share about why writing matters to you.
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.