The Rally

“So what plans do you have for the weekend?” Donna asked her roommate.

“I’m going to a Trump rally,” Tiffany said.

“You can’t be serious?” Why in the world would you go to one of his rallies? I find that rather perplexing.”

Tiffany laughed. “Oh, I know he’s full of shit, but I like the way he presents himself.”

“Oh my God, Tiffany, you didn’t vote for him, did you?”

“Of course not,” Tiffany said. “I don’t trust anything he says. He thinks he’s so cunning but he is such a buffoon who lacks guile and watching him make a total fool of himself brings me such joy.”


Written for these daily prompts: MMA Storytime (weekend), Word of the Day Challenge (perplex), Your Daily Word Prompt (present), The Daily Spur (trust), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (guile), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (joy).

50 Word Thursday — The Flip

He backed carefully into the room, turned, and stared. Perfect, he thought. He marveled at the arched ceiling in the entryway, the beautiful windows, and the thick walls. All it would take is a little TLC, and some sweat equity, and he could make a hefty bundle flipping this property.

(50 words)


Written for the 50 Word Thursday prompt from Debbie Whittam at Twenty Four. The idea is to the photo above and the line, “He backed carefully into the room, turned, and stared,” from Darcie Wilde’s Lord of The Rakes as our muse. Our story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.

SoCS — Magnetic Charge

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we’re given the word “magnet.”

I had always heard that magnets can wipe our hard drives, wreak havoc on our computer monitors, or can distort the flow of electrons through cables. Thus, I was always diligent about keeping magnets nowhere near my computers or other electronic devices.

So it kind of floored me when I bought my new iPhone 12 Pro Max, and a recommended device for charging the phone was something called “MagSafe.”It’s essentially a large, round magnet that you place on the back of the iPhone in order to charge it.

Whoa! If I put a magnet on my iPhone, won’t it wipe out the iPhone’s memory, fry the iPhone’s components,or short circuit something? Well, apparently not.

It seems that concerns about the dangers of mixing magnets and computer components came from the days of floppy disk drives. Stick a cheap magnet to a floppy drive and whatever information was stored would be gone. But seriously, when was the last time you stored any data on a floppy disk?

That said, though, Apple has warned that charging through MagSafe could damage credit cards, security badges, passports, and key fobs if you leave them between the phone and the charger.

That’s good to know. I guess I’ll have to keep my credit cards away from my iPhone’s MagSafe charger. Surely there must be another way to keep my credit cards charged up.

FOWC with Fandango — Guile

FOWCWelcome to December 19, 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 “guile.”

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.