“Is that a pint of my Ben & Jerry’s ice cream I see you eating?” Josh asked his wife. “What happened to your New Year’s resolution to stick to your diet?”
“Okay, you caught me,” Beth said. “I’m sorry but I got distracted by what happened yesterday in Washington. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the TV. What I watched on the screen was mesmerizing.”
“So you felt the need to eat ice cream?” Josh asked. “How does that help, other than making you feel guilty about going off your diet?”
“Stop it, Josh,” Beth said. “I was traumatized by what I saw yesterday and you know that ice cream is like a security blanket for me.”
“I never realized that ice cream had such a calming aspect to it,” Josh said.
“Oh yes,” Beth said, in a somewhat husky voice. A sensual smile graced her face as she thrust out a spoonful of ice cream toward Josh. “It’s quite soothing, actually, in an intimate way.”
“Speaking about being intimate,” Josh said. He smiled, grabbed Beth’s hand and led her to the bedroom.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt, where the word is “caught.” Also for these daily prompts: MMA Storytime (diet), Your Daily Word Prompt (distracted), Word of the Day Challenge (mesmerizing), Ragtag Daily Prompt (blanket), The Daily Spur (aspect), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (intimate).
Yesterday afternoon, while watching the breaching of the U. S. Capitol building by Trump supporters, I listened to a telephone interview of California congresswoman Linda Sánchez with Nicole Wallace of MSNBC. Ms. Sánchez had barricaded herself in a windowless room within the Capitol building while chaos was happening right outside the door.
In the interview, the frightened congresswoman tearfully told Nicole that she called her husband the night before the Capitol building was breached.
“I told him that I was coming into work today, but that should anything happen, I let him know where my last will and testament was located in the event that we needed it. It’s a sad day in America when you are trying to come in and do your job in a democracy and you have to think about things like that. I have an eleven year old son who I want to be around to raise and people who are breaking down barriers and are bursting into the Capitol and who are armed make it really hard to do that.”
I teared up listening to that call, imagining what I, as a parent, would be experiencing under those horrific circumstances.
Thanks to Donald Trump and his angry mob of MAGA fanatics for terrorizing the nation.
After what can only be described as an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building yesterday — one that was instigated by none other than the sitting President of the United States — in the wee hours of the morning, a joint session of Congress reconvened and confirmed that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected President and Vice President by the American people and the Electoral College.
As a result, Donald Trump issued this message:
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”
First, his issuing of this statement is too little, too late. The damage to America at home and around the world has been done.
Second, this delusional man still got it wrong. Who cares whether or not he agrees or disagrees with the outcome of the election? And “the facts” will not bear him out. The outcome is the outcome, whether he agrees of not.
Third, his was not “the greatest first term in presidential history.” The facts will bear out that his was the worst term in presidential history.
And fourth, what does he mean by “…it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again”? Is he going to continue to lie about having won the election in a landslide? Is he going to continue to sow discontent and divisiveness? Will he continue to instigate and encourage mob violence?
It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment the United States Constitution, which says that if the President becomes unable to do his job, the Vice President becomes the President. This can happen…if the President is just sick or disabled.
Donald Trump is sick and is disabled (delusional). He needs to be removed from office TODAY!
Welcome to January 7, 2021 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 “intimate.”
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.