A Month of Love #18

Paula Light says, “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

Now the truth is that I’m not really a romantic guy, so I might be hard pressed to come up with 28 objects of love, but I think I should be able to come up with 28 things I like a lot.

Today is a double love post. First, there’s Ocean Beach, which was just three miles from where we used to live in San Francisco. We would often ride our bikes there from our house, or drive if we were feeling lazy. Or, if we were feeling really energetic and ambitious, we would occasionally walk there.Second, our dog, who we lost this past fall. We loved her dearly and she loved for us to take her to Ocean Beach, where we would toss her ball into the surf and she would jump in, retrieve it, bring it back to us, and drop it at our feet — again and again until either she or we were exhausted.

I loved living so close to the ocean and I loved our dog. We can still take an occasional drive to Ocean Beach, but not with our dog anymore. 😢

Random Numbered Questions

Rory, the blogger behind A Guy Called Bloke, has come up with a bunch of randomly numbered random questions. Clearly, methodical order and sequencing means little to Rory.

Question 7 — Does ‘methodical order and sequencing’ really matter?

That depends upon whether or not what you’re doing requires methodical order and sequencing. If so, then it probably does matter. If not, then probably not.

Question 3 — Given the choice, which historiographical era could you live in comfortably if you had to go back ‘in time’ and why do you think you could?

I’d like to go back to simpler time, like before Trump was elected President in 2016.

Question 9 — What type of advertising really ticks you off as in – it doesn’t matter what the product is … because of the way it is actually advertised you become instantly annoyed and hostile with the medium? (This is NOT a political campaign question.)

Ads for medications that list a series of possible adverse and/or life-threatening effects of taking the drug. That list scares the shit out of me, making me want to never even try the medication.

Question 83 — What topics or passions could you write freely and knowledgeably on for say 3000 words if you had to?

3,000 words? Seriously? My posts average only 227 words so far this year, down from 236 last year. So 3,000 words would be a stretch. Besides, I don’t possess enough knowledge or passion to write about any topic for 3,000 words.

Question 2 — What could you NOT do for money – given the obvious – so this is not about harming yourself or harming or murdering others – so aside from that side of things – what could you not just do for cash?

Write a 3,000 word post. (Okay, make me an offer I can’t refuse.)

Question 1 — When was the last time that you read something and it touched you in some deep dark way?

This morning when I read this article. Ted Cruz is insufferable.

Here’s something I recently saw that touched me in a deep way, although not necessarily a dark way.

Question 101 — How did you murder that person and how did you get rid of the body?

I killed her with kindness and devoured her body with love.

Three Line Tales — Ready For Prime Time

Samuel stepped back, looked at the walls all around his loft, and admired his work. “Practice makes perfect,” he said aloud, even though no one else was around. “It’s time to take it to the streets.”

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Matthieu Comoy via Unsplash.

Tale Weaver — The Mystery of the Bald Man

For this week’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt, we are asked to “write in the form of a mystery story that involves a bald man.”

It all began that chilly February morning when Jacob woke up, walked into the bathroom, saw his reflection in the bathroom mirror over the sink, and noticed that his head was bald.

My father wasn’t bald, he thought.

My mother wasn’t bald, he thought.

My brother isn’t bald, he thought.

My sister isn’t bald, he thought.

No one else in my entire extended family is or was bald, he thought.

And yet I am bald, he thought.

Why am I bald? he wondered.

It was a real mystery to Jacob.

The end.

FOWC with Fandango — Invigorate

FOWCWelcome to February 18, 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 “invigorate.”

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.