#100WW — A Storm is Brewing

It was a chilly night for August, but when Eli asked Erin to meet him at dusk on the beach near the marina, she agreed. She put on a jacket and scarf and walked the quarter mile to their usual spot. Eli was already there, sitting on a large piece of driftwood.

“Hi,” Eli said.

“Hi,” Erin responded. Then awkward silence.

Suddenly Eli turned to Erin, got down on one knee, pulled out a small box from his jacket, and said, “Erin, will you marry me.”

Erin stared off into the distance and said, “Looks like a storm is brewing.”

(100 words)

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

Drinking the Kool- Aid

“A protest about nothing?” Kay said. “Are you saying these protesters have no reason to protest?”

“Yes, Kay, that is my point.” Eric said. “These people have nothing to protest about. But there is a method to their madness, you see. They’re just a bunch of anarchist whose only objective is to make our president look bad.”

“Is that what your instinct tells you, Eric?” Kay asked. “Don’t you see that there are very serious, onerous injustices that are plaguing our nation? These protesters have very legitimate reasons for their protests. And what’s making your president look bad is not the protests themselves, but the fact that he’s doing nothing to address the root causes that are at the heart of the protests. Not only that, but the actions he’s taking by bringing in what are essentially mercenaries to allegedly stem the violence are only serving to exacerbate it.”

“Kay, you’re not seeing the big picture,” Eric said. “He’s just trying to preserve our history and protect our heritage.”

“And to appeal to his base of white supremacists,” Kay said. “There’s just no reasoning with you, Eric. “You’re totally drinking the Kool-Aid, aren’t you?”

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (protest), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nothing), The Daily Spur (method), Ragtag Daily Prompt (instinct), Your Daily Word Prompt (onerous), and Jibber Jabber (picture).

Who, Again, Is Vincent Ehindero?

Lyn Crain was nominated for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award and has graciously paid it forward to me. I am honored to know that Lyn thinks that highly of my blog that she would nominate it.

But I also don’t play by the rules associated with blog awards, which include things like thanking the person who nominated me, posting the photo of the award logo, posting the rules, asking 5-10 questions of my choice, and nominating 10-30 other bloggers. I will thank the person who nominated me — thank you Lyn — and I did include a photo of the logo at the top of this post. And I suppose I just posted the rules. I will also answer Lyn’s questions, but I will not nominate 10-30 other bloggers. I will, in fact, nominate any and all bloggers who wish to answer Lyn’s questions.

So here goes.

What genre is your favorite?

Genre of what? Books, movies, TV shows, music? Well, for books I like mysteries, detective stories, suspense novels, and science fiction/fantasy. For movies, it’s dramas or comedies. My favorite genre for TV shows, at least recently, is foreign detective shows on Netflix. For music it’s classic rock all the way.

If you could be a character in any story which one would it be?

Hmm. I guess it might depend upon genre, but one of my favorite TV detectives was Jim Rockford from “The Rockford Files.” He was an easy-going, wisecracking private detective who lived in Malibu, CA and drove a classic Pontiac Firebird. Now that’s living the life, right?

Are you veggie lover or a fruit lover?

I am rather picky about vegetables, so if it becomes a choice between one or the other, I’d go with fruit. That said, I prefer meat, poultry, or fish to both fruits and veggies.

What era of music is your favorite and why?

I’m apparently stuck in the classic rock genre, specifically the late 60s through the early 80s. Why? Well, because it rocks!

If you change one thing in the world, what would it be?

Donald Trump would not be the president of the United States. Nor, in the future, would any of his twisted offspring.

Why did you begin blogging?

Because I enjoy writing and I enjoy interaction with others. Blogging filled both of those enjoyments.

What makes you laugh?

Funny things. Duh!

So, who else wants to answers these questions?

Truthful Tuesday — Look Who’s Talking

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. Yes, I know that today is Wednesday, but, as they say, time goes by quickly when you’re having fun, right? This week he wants to know what people are or are not talking about. He asked,

What’s something that seemingly everyone else just can’t stop talking about that you just never got in to, and why not?

For me, it’s Harry Potter. People are talking a lot about Harry Potter, at least since Melanie, on her Share Your World posts, has been including a series of Harry Potter questions from Roger Shipp, with whom Melanie has been sharing her Share Your World prompt for the past three weeks. Maybe it’s because I’m not a young adult, but I never got into Harry Potter, either the books or the movies. I just didn’t understand what the allure was. And to be honest, it’s not so much that everyone is talking about Harry Potter these days, but incorporating a bunch of Harry Potter questions just brought up how I never got into it.

Frank also asked,

What’s something that you hold near and dear, but it seems as though no-one else has heard about it, or at the very least, has no interest in it?

I’m writing this post on my laptop instead of my iPhone because the stupid block editor just doesn’t work well on an iPhone, which is my preferred device for blogging (and for pretty much everything else). In order to create a post now, the brilliant minds at WordPress insist that we use the block editor going forward and have “decommissioned” the classic editor. I know I’m not the only one who is upset by this forced move, but the classic editor in WordPress is near and dear to me and I wish more people would contact WordPress and complain. Maybe enough of us complaining could get them to go back to offering the classic editor (and I don’t mean the classic block in the block editor) as an available alternative to the having to post using the block editor. Okay, ’nuff said.

One-Liner Wednesday — Every Woman’s Dream

“Every woman’s dream is that a man will take her in his arms, throw her into bed…and clean the whole house while she sleeps.”


Ladies, is this true? Is this every woman’s dream? I feel so used!

Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.