WDYS — Superheroes

“I don’t get it, Superman,” Batman said with a scowl on his face. “Someone stuck this plastic ice cream cone in my hand. What am I supposed to do with it? I can’t reach it to eat it and it’s plastic.”

“So is my lime ice pop. And guess what? You’re plastic, too, Batman,” Superman said. “And even though I’m called the Man of Steel, I’m also plastic.”

“But I’m Batman!” Batman insisted.

“I hate to break it to you, Batman,” Superman said. “You and I are Lego action figures. We’re kids’ toys.”

“Toys? You mean like Woody and Buzz Lightyear?”

“Well, technically they are cartoon characters who play toys and we’re toys who play comic book characters,” Superman said. “It’s all very confusing, but yeah, for all intents and purposes, we are like Woody and Buzz Lightyear.”

“Oh, okay,” Batman said. “Good to know, I guess. But, seriously Superman, what am I supposed to do with this plastic ice cream cone?”

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: Yulia Matvienko.

One-Liner Wednesday — Jackie Mason

“Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.”

Jackie Mason, American stand-up comedian and film and television actor

Jackie Mason, a master at observational and improvisational comedy passed away this past Saturday at the age of 93.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #128


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.

This past week I heard someone say, “opposites attract.” A few days later I heard someone else say, “birds of a feather flock together.” These two statements seem contradictory to me. I thought about my wife and me and realized that, while she can be high strung and emotional, I’m more laid back and easy going. But aside from that, we have much in common, almost like two peas in a pod.

So I wondered if people with opposite personalities, beliefs, and physical traits are actually drawn together like opposite poles of a magnet. Or are similarities in age, intelligence, religion, and education level the keys to lasting, healthy relationships?

So my provocative question this week is…

Do you feel that people are more attracted to one another by their differences or by their commonalities? And why do you feel that way?

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.

FOWC with Fandango — Innocuous

FOWCWelcome to July 28, 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 “innocuous.”

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.