Weekend Writing Prompt — My Turn

In what galaxy do you see you and Felicity ever being a happy couple?

Do you honestly think you can just snap your fingers and make it so?

You two are not a pair. You never have been no matter how you wish you were.

She is a rare beauty, a wonder to behold.

You had your chance with her. You were able to partake of her charms.

But let’s get factual for a moment. You’re a born loser. You’re not at her level.

So now it’s my turn with her.

(Exactly 92 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “galaxy.”

And for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (felicity), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (snap), Ragtag Daily Prompt (not a pair), Word of the Day Challenge (partake), MMA Storytime (factual), and The Daily Spur (factual). Photo credit: ivanovgood at Pixabay.

SoCS — Driving Lessons

“I hate you!” Lizzy screamed at her father. They were sitting in his car in an empty parking lot as he was trying to prepare her to take the road test for her driver’s license. “Why can’t I learn to drive in Mom’s car. It’s an automatic. All you have to do is put it in drive and step on the gas. But no, you insist on teaching me on your stupid stick shift car.”

“Lizzy, it’s good to know how to drive a car with a standard transmission,” David, Lizzy’s father, said. “Just in case.”

“Oh my God, Dad,” Lizzy said. “Just in case what? In another five years most cars will be electric cars and electric cars have a single gear — drive — plus reverse. And in another ten to twenty years, most cars will be self-driving, autonomous vehicles. I don’t need to learn how to drive a car with a manual transmission and to know how to manage three pedals with only two legs.”

“It’s still a good idea to know how to drive a car with a manual transmission and how to use a clutch,” David insisted. “It can’t hurt.”

Dad, I love you, but you are such a luddite,” Lizzy said. “That’s like saying it’s good to know how to use a fax machine. Who sends faxes anymore? You need to join the twenty-first century, Dad.”

David sighed. “Fine, Lizzy,” he said. “Let’s go find a pay phone so I can call your mother and ask her what she thinks.”

Lizzy shook her head, took out her iPhone, and sent a text to her mother. It just said, “Help me before I commit patricide!”

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where the assignment is to use the word “drive” in our posts. Photo credit: istockphoto.com.

FOWC with Fandango — Snap

FOWCWelcome to June 12, 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 “snap.”

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.