Weekend Writing Prompt — Asinine

“Every time I see his face, hear his voice, or read about yet another asinine thing he’s done, it makes me want to scream,” Larry yelled at the TV screen.

“You need to keep your wits about you,” Sandy said. “Sometimes you’re too obdurate when it comes to you politics. You need to try to see things through a different prism.”

Larry sighed. “If you weren’t such a sexy, sultry broad, I’d dump you.”


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “asinine” and we must use exactly 74 words.Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (scream), Your Daily Word Prompt (obdurate), Ragtag Daily Prompt (prism), and Word of the Day (sultry).

SoCS — Medium Rare

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to write a post using the word “medium.”

The first thing that popped into my head was the way I like my steaks and burgers prepared: medium rare. However, I prefer my eggs to be over easy, not over medium.

But what may be of more interest to you, my fellow WordPress bloggers, than how I like my steak or eggs prepared, is that I’ve been playing around with the blog hosting site, Medium.MediumI downloaded the Medium app for the iPhone, and I created an account there. I haven’t yet published a post on Medium, but I am trying to get to know it.

I’m examining Medium because WordPress is bound and determined to make us all use it’s goddam block editor whether we want to or not. And for me, it’s a solid “not.”

What do I think of Medium so far? Well, I just downloaded the app yesterday, so it’s way too early to form an opinion. That said, my first impression is that Medium is a platform for writers, not for publishers, which seems to be what WordPress wants to become.

When you create a post on Medium, you get a blank screen, like a simple word processing screen. It’s sort of the way the beloved classic editor in WordPress used to be. There are no myriad blocks you have to figure out how to use. You just start typing your post and nothing complicated gets in your way.

So, no, I’m not yet ready to leave WordPress or to migrate my blog to Medium, but I am going to keep my options open. Because I hate the block editor almost as much as I hate Donald Trump, I’m going to continue to explore Medium as a possible alternative to WordPress. And if I like it, I may just give it a go.

But don’t worry. I’ll give you plenty of notice if I decide to make the switch from WordPress to Medium.

FOWC with Fandango — Scream

FOWCWelcome to October 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 “scream.”

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.