The Future is Now

I told the bartender that I was concerned about the direction my life was taking and was wondering aloud about some upcoming decisions I had to make. A woman who must have overheard my conversation sat down on the stool next to mine. She leaned over, put her lips to my ear, and whispered somewhat surreptitiously that she could help me out. “I’m clairvoyant,” she said. “I can see into the future.”

“So you purport to be able to predict my future?” I asked. “Pardon me if I’m skeptical.”

“Many people struggle when it comes to believing in my skills,” she said, “but my guidance has aided many who, like you, stood at crossroads in their lives. She suggested that we leave the bar and go to her home which she said would be more conducive for a reading.

“Fine, why not?” I said, and followed her outside. She handed me the keys to her silver Honda Accord and asked me to drive.

Once we got to her home she led me into a room dimly lit by flickering candles and smelling of burning incense. We sat at a round table with a silk tablecloth draping it. She sat down directly across the table from me. She reached out to hold my hands, closed her eyes, and started to speak in a language I didn’t understand.

Suddenly she pulled her hands from mine, looked at me with fear in her eyes as I jumped across the table and sank my two, elongated canine teeth deep into her neck.

I looked down at the lifeless body and said, “Some clairvoyant you are. You sure didn’t see this coming.”

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (surreptitious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (clairvoyant), Your Daily Word Prompt (purport), The Daily Spur (struggle), My Vivid Blog (home), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (accord), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (flickering).

Weekend Writing Prompt — You’re So Vain You Probably Think This Post Is About You

I see you through the window
Walking around the garden
Like you own the place
I open the front door
And watch you slowly saunter
Up the front steps
You smile and wink at me
You’re so full of yourself
You turn my stomach
I can’t stand the sight of you

(Exactly 51 words)

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

Also for Scott’s Daily Prompt (through the window). Photo credit:

SoCS — Let Go

“You need to let go,” she said.

“I can’t let go. You’re my soulmate,” he said.

“I used to feel that way too. But not anymore,” she said.

“But I still do. You’re everything to me,” he said.

“It’s time for us both to make a fresh start,” she said.

“I thought we were happy,” he said.

“We were, but I am not happy now. It’s time to move on,” she said.

“Move on to what? I’d be lost without you,” he said.

“You’ll find your way. You’ll be fine. You just need to let go,” she said.

“We can work it out, whatever it is, together,” he said.

“No, it’s too late. I don’t love you anymore,” she said.

“Please, I don’t want to let go,” he said.

“You need to let go,” she said.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. The prompt is “let go, and Linda asks us to write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think “let go.”

FOWC with Fandango — Clairvoyant


Welcome to January 29, 2022 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “clairvoyant.”

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.