Fandango’s Flashback Friday — November 6

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 6th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on this blog on November 6, 2017.

Wishful Thinking

img_0054“Wishful thinking is not the answer,” Britney said to her husband.

“I didn’t mean just wishful thinking,” Ethan said. “I’m merely saying that we need to maintain a positive attitude.”

“Wishful thinking, positive attitude,” Britney said. Neither is the panacea you think it is.”

“Well, maybe we should try praying. I don’t know what else we can do,” Ethan said. “We’ve been going at this for the past 18 months and still nothing.”

“Praying? Really?” Britney laughed sarcastically. “Like that works.”

“So what do you suggest?” Ethan asked.

“My friend Amanda and her husband were having trouble conceiving and they went to see a fertility specialist,” Britney said. “They both got tested and it turned out that his sperm count was low, so the doctor started giving him testosterone treatments and within six months she was pregnant.”

“Oh,” Ethan said. “So you think it’s my fault. You think I’m shooting blanks, is that it?”

“We don’t know if it’s your fault or my fault,” Britney said. “Maybe there’s nothing physically wrong with either of us. But it can’t hurt to get a professional’s opinion.”

“Fine,” Ethan acquiesced. And then with a wicked smile, he reached out, grabbed his wife, and said, “In the meantime, though, let’s keep trying. Making love with you is my own, personal panacea.”

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “panacea.”

19 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — November 6

  1. Mason Bushell November 6, 2020 / 4:07 am

    Great story! Made me smile although I cant imagine how tough it is when wanting a baby and not able to have one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 6, 2020 / 9:43 am

      I am still unable to like or comment directly on you posts (and on many other bloggers’ posts), but yes, things hadn’t yet gone totally insane two years ago.


    • Fandango November 6, 2020 / 10:47 pm

      I am unable to like or comment directly on your post, but I enjoyed the flashback.


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