Thursday Inspiration — Trophy Wife

When it was Bubbles turn to walk out onto the stage, all eyes of the mostly male patrons were everyone galvanized by her understated elegance.

Bubbles was no stranger to such admiration. She was graced with curves in all the right places, long blonde hair, and sultry blue eyes. She made a good living flaunting her charms in front of a bunch of horny drunks at the gentlemen’s club. But having turned thirty in 2020, she knew that her beauty wouldn’t last forever.

So she made a resolution for 2021 that she would find a rich sugar daddy who would be proud to have her on his arm and take good care of her. Bubbles had no qualms whatsoever about playing the role of trophy wife it meant she would no longer be on display as sex object at a cheap strip joint.

Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “bubbles.” Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (turn), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (galvanize), Ragtag Daily Prompt (understated elegance), The Daily Spur (stranger), MMA Storytime (2020), and Your Daily Word Prompt (resolution).

Politically Correct Nomenclature

My wife and I watch a lot of shows on HGTV. Shows like “House Hunters,” “House Hunters International,” “Property Brothers,” and “Love It or List It” to name a few.

I’ve noticed that, over the past month or two, when showing houses to prospective buyers, what has always been called the “master bedroom” is now referred to as either the “main bedroom” or the “owners’ suite.”

I guess the use of the word “master” for that bedroom is considered to be sexist these days.

Four Thousand

Dear Followers,

I discovered yesterday that my blog has reached a milestone. According to WordPress’ accounting, 4,000 of you are now following my blog.

I know that in the grand scheme of things, the number of followers a blog has is a rather dubious number. After all, my blog has nowhere near 4000 visitors per day. More like between 250 and 350. Where are the rest of you who supposedly follow my blog? Did you follow my blog, read a post or two, and then decide that my blog is not your cup of tea? Or did you follow my blog in the hope that I’d return the favor and when I didn’t, you lost interest?

Well, whatever the case, a milestone is a milestone, right? I want to express my genuine gratitude to the 4,000, 400, or 40 of you who have chosen to follow my blog, and to especially thank those of you who actually regularly visit my blog, who like my posts, and who leave your comments.

You are a prized community of fellow bloggers who have motivated me, despite the games the powers that be at WordPress have played with us (and yes, I’m talking about the block editor among other matters), to stand fast and to continue blogging. I really do love to write and I love to post what I write, but without your encouragement and support, I’d probably have called it quits earlier this year.

So, once again, thank you, thank you, thank you. I know that for many of us, blogging and being a member of this blogging community has helped us to make it through the shitshow that 2020 has been. I hope that the new year will prove to be a better year for all of us.



FOWC with Fandango — Galvanize

FOWCWelcome to December 31, 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 “galvanize.”

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.