100 Word Wednesday — The Gathering

“Are you sure about this?” Michelle asked as she and Doug walked down the dirt road toward the tents set up in the distance. “I’m getting a bad feeling.”

“Don’t worry,” Doug responded. “Charles said they’re cool.”

“Why are they meeting out here in the middle of nowhere? What are they up to?”

“Nothing,” Doug insisted. “They just want some privacy.”

“Privacy? Why?” Michelle asked. “Are those white hoods some of them are wearing?”

Doug grabbed Michelle’s hand and pulled her along. They approached a man in a white hood. “Michelle,” Doug said, “this is Charles. He’s the Grand Dragon.”

(100 words)

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

Rainbows and Unicorns

I keep having this fantasy that one day I’ll wake up and everything will be back to normal.

That we will elect a normal, rational, sane, and ethical president.

That the pandemic will be over and we can eschew wearing protective masks and maintaining social distancing.

That we can return to and accentuate living together in peace and harmony, regardless of race, gender identity, religion, or national origin…or even political ideology.

That we can put aside petty jealousy and bring out the best in one another.

Who am I kidding? I might as well be fantasizing about rainbows and unicorns.

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (fantasy), Word of the Day Challenge (elect), Your Daily Word Prompt (eschew), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (accentuate), and The Daily Spur (jealousy).

One-Liner Wednesday — Smile

“Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.”

W.C. Fields, American comedian, actor, and writer

That’s how I feel every morning when I wake up after I get a good night’s sleep. I stretch and smile. And then I remember that Donald Trump is still the president and I stop smiling.

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

Fandango’s Provocative Question #92

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Blogging anonymously This week’s provocative question is about anonymity and blogging. Some of us, like me, blog anonymously. Other bloggers reveal their real names on their blogs. Someone recently asked me if my reason for blogging anonymously was because I didn’t want to be held accountable or responsible in the real world for the things I post on my blog.

That’s not the case. I have my reasons for blogging anonymously, including having had my real world identity stolen several times. But that doesn’t mean I don’t take any accountability for what I write in my posts. If anything, my posts reflect the real me — what I think and what I feel. What I say on my blog is unfiltered, whereas what I might say or reveal to others in real life is situationally filtered.

So my provocative question this week is simply this:

Do you blog anonymously? Why or why not?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Accentuate

FOWCWelcome to October 21, 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 “accentuate.”

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.