“Omigod,” Karen said, “You’re such a nerd. I can’t believe that at your age, your favorite song is still ‘Rainbow Connection.’”
“But it’s such a great song.” Henry said. “I look forward to listening to it every day, It holds so much promise, it’s uplifting, and, just like in the song, I’m a lover and a dreamer.”
Karen rolled her eyes. “I hate that song. It’s so sugary sweet and then you’ve got that stupid yawp, yawp, yawping of a green puppet frog who is part of a group of stuffed animal puppets. It’s awful.”
“Well clearly, Karen,” Henry said, “You’re not a dreamer or a lover and you will never find your pot of gold at the end of a rainbow if you can’t even see the rainbow in the first place.”
Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “sugar.” (I used “sugary.”) Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nerd), Word of the Day Challenge (rainbow), Ragtag Daily Prompt (connection), Jibber Jabber (forward), Your Daily Word Prompt (yawp), and The Daily Spur (group).
Her roommate was skeptical when Carolyn told her that she was going to meet a guy she had been exchanging messages with on a dating site. “You need to be careful,” Sara told her. “What do you really know about this guy, Carolyn?”
“I know that he’s good looking, he’s smart and funny, and he wants to meet me at his yacht club for an early dinner on his yacht,” Carolyn said. “His yacht, Sara!”
“Carolyn,” Sara said, “these guys who use online dating sites are trying to sell themselves and aren’t always honest.”
“But he really seems genuine,” Carolyn said. “Besides, I can take if myself. If he’s a bust, I’ll know it right away and will scoot. Now help me pick out a suitable outfit to wear to dinner on a yacht.”
When Carolyn left for the yacht club to meet her online date, Sara urged her roommate to text her to let her know she was okay.
About an hour later, Sara received a text.
He’s older and fatter than his photo and his “yacht” is a large, yellow rowboat that he calls “Banana Republic.” But he seems harmless enough. See you in a few hours.
“I’m calling to report a missing person,” Sara told the police when Carolyn never returned from her date.
Written for Roger Shipp’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner. Sorry, Roger, my post is 18 words over 200. Photo Credit: Morguefile.
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 “your favorite beverage.” Are you going to choose an alcoholic beverage like a mixed drink, beer, hard lemonade, flavored vodka, or something like that? A hot drink like coffee or tea? Soda, water, or a milkshake? Share a story, a poem, a photo, a drawing, some music, or whatever you wish to share about your favorite beverage (or beverages).
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.
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Welcome to August 27, 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 “nerd.”
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. Please 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.