Weekend Writing Prompt — Just Over Yonder

“We’re hopelessly lost,” Carol said. “Didn’t you ask that guy in town for directions?”

“I did,” Hal said, pointing toward the distance. “He told me it was just over yonder.”

“Unbelievable,” Carol said. “Let me get a picture of this for my Instagram account.”

(44 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “yonder.” Photo credit: Vanessa Garcia at Pexels.com.

SoCS — Run From Reality

People see what makes sense to them, reality notwithstanding. At least that’s what she always used to say to me all the time. I never quite understood what she meant by that. Especially since, of the two of us, she was the one who would always run away from reality.

She would tell me, even though there were a plethora that we could have followed, that we were on the wrong path, that my view of what we had was a misconception of reality. It’s all a game,” she would tell me, “but one that neither of us knows how to play.”

She was always volatile, and she never trusted “the system,” but when she decided to run away from it all, and from me, that was unexpected.

And now here I am, standing at her gravesite at the cemetery, trying to fathom how — and why — she chose to run from life. This is now my reality, but it still doesn’t make any sense to me.

Written for the First Line Friday prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, where the first line is “People see what makes sense to them, reality notwithstanding.” Also for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where the word is “run.” Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (plethora), The Daily Spur (path/game), Ragtag Daily Prompt (misconception/unexpected), MMA Storytime (volatile/cemetery), Word of the Day Challenge (system),

FOWC with Fandango — Peruse

FOWCWelcome to March 27, 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 “peruse.”

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.