And I’ll Prove It

You think I’m heartless and cheap. Well I’m neither heartless nor cheap and I can prove it to you. Here, take a look at this selfie. Would a heartless and cheap man be tossing a few coins at a homeless guy? No, he would not. This photo shows just how caring and generous I am. See, I told you that you’ve got me all wrong, didn’t I?


Written for a weekly challenge from Ebar.

#WDYS — The Best of Both Worlds

My wife wanted a quaint cottage on the water.

I wanted a rustic cabin in the mountains.

Then we found this place.

It was the best of both worlds.

It fulfilled our hopes and dreams.

And made us both very happy.


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

Fandango’s Provocative Question #145

FPQ

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.

You may have noticed, if you happen to be a regular reader of my blog, that I have been pretty bummed out lately. As an American, I’m feeling as though I am witnessing the fall of the American democracy. With all of the gun violence, political extremism, and racial, cultural, and social unrest befalling my country, it seems as if our American cloth is being unraveled and the nation has lost its way. And that, to me, is heartbreaking.

My provocative question this week revolves around the legitimacy of my sense of doom.

If you’re American, do you concur with my assessment that our country is rapidly going to hell in a handbasket? Or do you believe that everything is hunky-dory and America’s light is shining as brightly as ever?

If you’re not an American, based upon what you’ve read, seen, and heard, do you feel that America has, indeed, faltered? Or do you think that America will weather this storm?

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.