Thursday Inspiration — I Hang My Head in Shame

She is blossoming into a beautiful young woman
As I grow older and have become washed out
The whole world is her oyster
She is so full of passion about what lies ahead
While my world has been ransacked
And my zest for life has been muzzled
I hang my head in shame
As I search my empty soul
It’s so wrong to be jealous of my own daughter


Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (blossoming), Ragtag Daily Prompt (washed out), The Daily Spur (passion), Your Daily Word Prompt (ransack), MMA Storytime (muzzle), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (search).

Also for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration, where the prompt is “hang.”

Do Your Job

Carla received a call on her cellphone from the school nurse to inform her that her son had an upset stomach. “Can you share with me what you gave him for breakfast this morning?” the nurse asked.

“Well, I don’t see how that’s any of your business,” Carla said, “but I made him a stack of blueberry pancakes. And do you know what that capricious little brat did? He caused the stack of pancakes to topple to the floor.”

“And then what did you do?” the nurse asked.

“I was pissed. I was already running late for work and in my haste to get him off to school, I picked up the pancakes from the floor and made the little fucker eat every last bite,” Carla said.

“Mrs. Abernathy, your son is running a slight fever and he’s in pain. I think you need to pick him up from school and take him to see his doctor,” the nurse said.

“Listen, you’re the school nurse and my son’s at school, so do your job, dammit,” Carla said, “I’m a single mother, I’m at work, and my boss is giving me the stink-eye for taking a personal call. Since you’re a nurse, I’m going to delegate to you the responsibility for looking after my little angel until the end of the school day when I can pick him up.”

And with that, Carla hung up the phone.


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (nurse), Ragtag Daily Prompt (breakfast), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (capricious), MMA Storytime (topple), Word of the Day Challenge (haste), and Your Daily Word Prompt (delegate).

FOWC with Fandango — Search

FOWCWelcome to May 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 “search.”

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.