The End of the Road

He was quite charismatic
He referred to himself as “Father”
He offered all of us lost souls
The promise of utopia.
He painted an amazing picture
Of a journey to everlasting paradise
All we had to do was
Follow him
He said, “Don’t be a chicken
And so we did follow him
We drank the Kool-Aid
Quite literally
To the end of the road

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (promise), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (utopia), Ragtag Daily Prompt (paint), Word of the Day Challenge (amazing), and The Daily Spur (chicken).

12 Bloggersz November

The ever inquisitive Rory, aka a Guy Called Bloke, has a monthly thing he does where he poses 12 kinda quirky questions. It’s a nice diversion from focusing on the fluid American election results and the technical issues with WordPress that I was whining about all day yesterday.

What’s currently inside your bathroom cabinet or sits on a shelf in your bathroom?

I believe a picture is worth a thousand words, so…

If you awoke one morning and discovered that you had the complete control over global time, would you USE it well or ABUSE it badly and how?

If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the beer.

If you could start a new blog and no one was to EVER know who you were and you never let on either, what style or genre would you opt to use?

I already have a blog where no one knows who I am, so I’d do nothing different than what I do now.

If you found yourself to be a ghost for a day, who would you scare the heebie jeebies out of, and why?

I ain’t afraid of no ghost.

What, if anything, are you allergic to?


What makes for the best sandwich in your opinion and more importantly can you describe your perfect recipe to us?

Right now I’m craving a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. I prefer mine on a crusty Italian roll with thinly sliced sautéed steak, dripping with meat juices, melted cheese, sautéed onions, and slices of sautéed mushrooms. Yum!

How well and how long do you think you could honestly survive in a post-apocalyptic world brought on by a terrible life ending disaster?

Honestly, I don’t think I’d survive very well or very long in a terrible life-ending disaster. I mean, by definition, a life-ending disaster is, well, life-ending, isn’t it?

If online advertising doesn’t influence your buying decisions, what, if anything, does?

The experience of people I know who have the product or have used the service. And if I don’t know anyone who has that product or who has used that service, I’d look for legitimate online reviews.

Have any of your priorities with regards LIFE changing significantly during 2020 and if so, what and how?

This is kind of an awkwardly worded question and I’m really not sure what it’s getting at, so I’m just gonna say “no.”

Do you have any bizarre fetishes and if so – care to share?

You know what they say about bizarre fetishes, don’t you? One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

Rules are meant to be broken … yes or no and if yes why and which and if no, why not?

Depends upon who is setting the rules and who is breaking them. It also depends upon whether the rules in question are considered to be laws.

So!! Coffee upstairs or something stiffer ;), and if so, which, why, and what?

First of all, what’s upstairs? Second of all, I’m a teetotaler, so coffee upstairs, downstairs, or on this floor is fine by me.

FOWC with Fandango — Utopia

FOWCWelcome to November 5, 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 “utopia.”

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.