More Weekend Quickies

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, and the King of Quickies, wants to know:

When was the last time you had a quickie [in anything]?

It was actually the very first time I had sex when I was 17. It was so quick that it was over almost before it started, much to the chagrin of the young lady I was with at the time.

How do you feel about people who burp and fart when in your presence and instead of ‘excusing themselves,’ laugh instead?

I wish you wouldn’t talk about my son that way.

If you were to write a letter to the younger you today about who you have become, what would you say?

Buckle up, buckaroo! You’re in for a bumpy ride.

How long is too long in your eyes and why? [Interpret as you wish!]

The four years that Donald Trump was POTUS. It lasted four years too long.

Have you ever read any of the Fifty Shades series written by E.L. James and if so, what were your thoughts?

No I haven’t read it, but when I look in the mirror at my beard, I see at least fifty shades of gray.

What’s the worst smell or scent you have ever encountered and what caused it?

My dog’s farts. And she had the nerve, rather than excusing herself, she would just start laughing. She was a real bitch. Literally.

SoCS — The Sky’s the Limit

Or is it?

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the phrase “sky’s the limit,” and had asked us to write about something that has or seems to have no end.

The phrase “the sky’s the limit” is meant to convey the notion that there is no limit to what someone can achieve. Strictly speaking, though, the sky is the space over the Earth where the sun, moon, stars, and clouds appear. But in the 20th century, that phrase has become somewhat quaint, if not obsolete.

We have launched satellites that circle the planet high above the “sky.” Unmanned space probes are exploring the universe far beyond our solar system, communicating with Earth from over 11 billion miles away. We have demonstrated that the sky is definitely not the limit.

The next question then becomes this:Is space, indeed, the final frontier? Who knows? Maybe we’ll learn someday that there is something beyond space. But in the meantime, as Mr. Spock would say, “Live long and prosper.”

50 Word Thursday — The Big Sleep

So cold. My fingers and toes have gotten numb. My ears feel like they’ll crack into tiny pieces of frozen flesh if I touch them. I can’t feel my face anymore.

So hungry. It’s been what — two days since I had anything to eat other than snow? How long can you go without food before you die? A week? Ten days?

So tired. It seems as if I’ve been walking forever, but I’m getting nowhere. Have I passed those poles before? Or are they different poles. Am I walking around in circles? I feel like I have to remind myself to breathe — almost to remind my heart to beat!

So easy. I can just stop, lie down in the snow, close my eyes. But what if I fall asleep and never wake up? Would that be such a bad thing? Maybe not. Maybe that will bring me peace.

(150 Words)

Written for this week’s 50 Word Thursday prompt from Kristian at Tales From the Mind of Kristian. The idea is to use the image above (unattributed), along with the line, “I have to remind myself to breathe – almost to remind my heart to beat!” from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and to write a post that must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.

FOWC with Fandango — Ravishing

FOWCWelcome to January 9, 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 “ravishing.”

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.