Weekend Writing Prompt — The Stakes Are High

The magnitude of the election
Just ten days away
Makes me very nervous
There have been vigorous debates
A consideration of the values
Americans hold dear
I find it strange that some
Still support the man
Whose ethics, integrity, and morals
He keeps locked deep inside him
In his vault of depravity
Vote him out NOW

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (magnitude), Word of the Day Challenge (nervous), Your Daily Word Prompt (vigorous), The Daily Spur (consideration), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (strange). Also for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “vault” and we must us 56 words.Photo at the top is of the cover of a book by Michael Anton.

SoCS — Mmm!

m&mMy, my, my. For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill wants us to use any word that begins with the letter “m” as the subject or theme for our posts.

Maybe I will or maybe I won’t. Ha! Just kidding. My mission is to mobilize as many words as I can starting with the letter m for this post. But first, I may have to break into my Halloween stash and open up a fun-sized bag of M&M candies — don’t you love M&Ms? — in order to manufacture more energy, as I woke up this morning with a serious migraine and it’s made a mental case out of me.

I’m just kidding again. I never get migraines. I just tend to let my mind wander and I make things up sometimes.

But speaking about migraines: Donald Trump. What a madman he is. I believe that he is, by an order of magnitude, the worst president in American history. Some say he’s a monster. His malfeasance in the way he has failed to manage this COVID-19 health care crisis is momentous. And yet, he may just win the election by hook or by crook. You know that he and his Republican cronies are doing everything they can to manipulate the vote. I’ve never seen such malice toward the voting public. And they’re turning a blind eye to the menace of Russian hackers who are trying to break into the voting machines in order to subvert the will of the majority of mainstream Americans who want to end the madness and restore sanity, ethics, and integrity to the White House.

If Joe Biden can maintain his momentum and does manage to win, I will be almost manic in my excitement. The misery of four years with Trump as president will be over and I will feel as though a mountain of fear, doubt, and concern for the future of my country will have been lifted from my shoulders. And I will, once again, be able to feel happy and proud to be an American.

And wouldn’t that be magnificent?

Okay, I think I’ve used enough words that begin with the letter m in this post. And all modesty aside, I’d say that this post has been right on the money in that regard, right? Besides, it’s morning and I need to make myself a cup of coffee so I may prepare myself for whatever mayhem this Saturday has in store for me.

I hope you all have a marvelous day.

FOWC with Fandango — Magnitude

FOWCWelcome to October 24, 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 “magnitude.”

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.