One Minute Fiction — You Can’t Miss It.

“You can’t miss it,” Sally texted the guy she met a few nights ago at the off-campus tavern. “It’s the one with my bicycle chained to the front stairs railing. It’s blue. The bicycle, that is, not the railing. That’s black — the railing. Anyway, look for the blue bicycle with the red wheel reflectors and the wire basket hooked to the handlebars that is chained to the black railing and that’s my house. Seriously, you can’t miss it.”

Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction Challenge.

Fibbing Friday — It’s All About the Ads

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Frank’s turn to host and here are his questions.

1. According to the old TV commercial, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

None. All you need it a nut cracker to break open the hard candy shell and voila, you’re at the center of the pop.

2.What did George the Grocer, a.k.a. Mr. Whipple, ask us not to squeeze in his store?

Mrs. Whipple’s melons.

3. What song begins with the lyrics, “Livin’ on spongecake…”?

The theme song to the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon show.

4. According to the song, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” L.A. is a great big what?

L.A. is a great big homage to the oversized egos of movie stars.

5. What does Tony the Tiger say about Kellog’s Frosted Flakes?

“They’re better than snorting cocaine if you wanna get a sugar high, kids!”

6. Aside from caramel-covered popcorn and peanuts, what can be found inside a box of Cracker Jacks?

A trip to the dentist after you break a tooth biting down onto of those stale peanuts in the box.

7. What does Lucky the Leprechaun say that kids are always after?

The ice cream man.

8. What toy was touted by its jingle as being “fun for a girl and a boy”?

Sea Monkeys.

9. According to its marketing, what product just “keeps going and going and going…”?

The slinky.

19. Who was known as “The Man of a Thousand Voices”?

Donald Trump. Oh wait, I’m sorry. Donald Trump was know as “The Man of a Thousand Lies.”


I read in the just published book, “I Alone Can Fix It,” by Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, something that made me think of the image that Frank (aka PCGuy IV) uses in his Truthful Tuesday prompts.

In that book, Donald Trump was quote as having said…

“I think it would be hard if George Washington came back from the dead and he chose Abraham Lincoln as his vice-president, I think it would have been very hard for them to beat me.”

This is reminiscent of a few years back when the White House, on Trump’s insistence, reached out to the governor of South Dakota and asked what the process was to get his likeness added to Mount Rushmore.

This man is delusional to think, much less to say aloud, that his name should be mentioned in the company of Washington and Lincoln or that his face should be carved on Mount Rushmore along side of theirs.

And now he truly believes that he won the election this past November and that he is going to be reinstated as president.

Trump belongs in a psychiatric facility, not as a serious candidate for president in 2024. Open your eyes, America — especially Republicans. It’s time to let that madman go.

Fandango’s Flashback Friday — July 23rd

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 23rd) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on July 23, 2017.

Kick Me


“So what shall we do for kicks today?” Penny asked her boyfriend, Art.

“How about a road trip?” Art suggested.

“Cool! Where to?”

“We can get our kicks on Route 66,” Art answered.

“Maybe we should just stay here and kick back,” Penny said.

“Okay, fine,” said Art. “Whatcha got to drink?”

“I get no kicks from champagne,” Penny replied.

“Ain’t that a kick in the head!” said Art.

“But I do get a kick out of you,” Penny purred, winking suggestively at Art.

“Now that’s a kick-ass thing to say,” Art beamed.

“I lied,” Penny admitted. “I want to kick the shit out of you.”

“Hey, kick me while I’m down, why don’t you?” Art joked.

Penny put her arms around Art’s neck and sensually whispered in his ear, “Kick me, Art.”

“Okay, Babe, but just for kicks,” Art said as he pressed his lips to hers.

This post is my contribution to Sandi’s Manic Monday challenge. Each week Sandi gives a song title and challenges us to write a post using the title of the song. This week’s song title is “Kicks,” released in 1966 by Paul Revere and the Raiders.

FOWC with Fandango — Idiom

FOWCWelcome to July 23, 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 “idiom.”

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.