Acapulco Gold.

Mark slowly opened his eyes. He looked around the small room, but nothing looked familiar. He sat up, heard a groaning sound to his left, and saw that there was a girl sleeping next to him, but he had no idea who she was.

He tried to remember how he got here but the whole night was a blur. He got out of the bed and hunted for his clothes, which were strewn around the room. He quickly dressed and took one last look at the girl in the bed. Whoever she was, she was still soundly sleeping.

Mark opened the bedroom door and heard the sound of laughter coming from downstairs. He still couldn’t remember whose house this was or how he ended up here sharing a bed with that girl.

He made his way downstairs, following the sound of the laughter, which led him to the kitchen. “Ah, sleeping beauty has finally stirred,” the male sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee said. “How was your repose last night?” The guy asked, a sly smile on his face. “Coffee?”

“Do I know you?” Mark asked.

“Oh, sorry, dude,” the guy said. “I’m Alex and this,” gesturing toward the girl seated across from him, “is Sarah.”

“Who is that girl upstairs?” Mark asked.

“That’s Cindy. The two of you really seemed to hit it off last night.”

Mark was still confused. “How did I end up here?”

“You really don’t remember?” Alex said.

“The last thing I remember was sitting at the bar at Lou’s Tavern eating a bacon cheeseburger and drinking a beer.”

“So you don’t remember Cindy sitting next to you and inviting you to party over here at our place?”

Mark shook his head. “Not really. Hey, I’ll take that coffee now.”

“Take a load off, dude,” Alex said, pointing to a kitchen table chair. As if on cue, Sarah got up, poured some coffee into a mug, and asked Mark how he takes it.

“Black is fine.” Sarah set it down in front of Mark, who took several sips, hoping it would refresh his memory of the night before.

“Anyway,” Alex said, “after you and Cindy left Lou’s together, the two of you drove here and we all passed around a bong with some fresh from the farm Acapulco gold. It’s, like, cannabis on fucking steroids, dude.”

Mark shook his head again, trying to clear out the cobwebs. A little of what happened started to reach the surface. “That shit must be really potent,” he said. “I still can’t remember much of anything.”

Cindy, wearing a robe, walked into the kitchen, leaned over, kissed Mark on the cheek, and said, “Last night was amazing.”

Alex broke out laughing. “Maybe for you, Cindy. This guy doesn’t remember a damn thing.”

“That’s a shame,” Cindy said. Then she walked over to a kitchen cabinet, pulled out the bong, opened up a jar, and put a small amount of cannabis into the bowl. She placed it on the table in front of Mark and said, “Hair of the dog, sweetie. Take a toke and then let’s do an encore that I will make sure you won’t forget.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (blur), Ragtag Daily Prompt (laughter), Your Daily Word Prompt (repose), Word of the Day Challenge (fresh), The Daily Spur (gold), and MMA Storytime (steroids).

Fandango’s Provocative Question #116

Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Now that the A to Z Blogging Challenge is over for this year, I’m back live for the first time since the end of March. I thought I’d do something a little different today. I’m a big fan of Stephen Colbert (the man and his ice cream) and he has this thing he calls “The Colbert Questionert.” It’s a collection of 15 questions that he claims reveals who a person is and he periodically has guests on his show, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where he administers his questionnaire.

Since you are a guest on my blog, I thought I’d play the role of Stephen Colbert and pose these 15 questions to you in this week’s edition of Fandango’s Provocative Question(s).

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

So, are you ready? Have fun, and I encourage you to elaborate on your answers and why you answered them the way you did.

  1. Best sandwich?
  2. What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out?
  3. What is the scariest animal?
  4. Apples or oranges?
  5. Have you ever asked someone for their autograph?
  6. What do you think happens when we die?
  7. Favorite action movie?
  8. Favorite smell?
  9. Least favorite smell?
  10. Exercise: worth it?
  11. Flat or sparkling?
  12. Most used app on your phone?
  13. You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?
  14. What number am I thinking of?
  15. Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?

FOWC with Fandango — Blur

FOWCWelcome to May 5, 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 “blur.”

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.