Betty looked at the clock on the kitchen wall when Danny walked through the front door of their apartment. It was 2:30 in the afternoon. She knew what was coming, and sure enough, Danny walked into the kitchen, marched up to Betty, put his arms around her, and planted a sloppy, wet kiss on her mouth. Betty pushed him away.
“Come on, Baby,” Danny slurred. “I’ve got a hunger in my gut to get some sugar from my little love bunny.”
“That feeling in your gut, Danny,” Betty said, “is from your bellyful of booze because of your liquid lunch at the tavern. Now go sleep if off if you know what’s good for you, you bad boy.”
Written for the Three Things Challenge from Di at Pensitivity101. The three things are “belly,” “liquid,” and “hunger.”
“So how did you enjoy the book signing by your favorite author? Was she awesome?” Jane asked.
“Actually,” Cindy responded, “it was disappointing. She’s a wonderful mystery writer, but she was totally obnoxious.”
“I’m sorry,” Jane said. “What did she do that was so offensive?”
“It’s hard to put my finger on it,” Cindy said, “but she came across so full of herself, like she expected me to get down on my knees and kiss her ring for autographing her book that I just paid twenty dollars for. It really made me bristle.”
“Whoa, she sounds like a real bitch,” Jane agreed.
“That’s what was so disappointing,” Cindy said. “She’s a great writer, but she’s also a pious asshole.”
“Such a shame,” Jane said. “But did she sign your book?”
Beaming, Cindy said, “Of course,” holding up her autographed copy of the book for Jane to see.
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (author), Word of the Day (awesome), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (obnoxious), Ragtag Daily Prompt (bristle), and Your Daily Word Prompt (pious). Also for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, where the theme is “mystery.”
Welcome to September 10, 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 “obnoxious.”
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.
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And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.