Weekend Writing Prompt — The Perfect Woman

Todd was very pleased with the outcome. The 3D printer cost him a bundle, but its value was hard to quantify. What price can you assign to creating the perfect woman?

She had the beauty of his dream girl, but without the constant hassle of a living, breathing female. He could finally possess a woman and still live in peace. He needn’t worry about saying the wrong thing and facing a bitter harangue. What could possibly be better than a lifelike foam and rubber mannequin?

(Exactly 85 words)

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

Also for Word of the Day Challenge (quantify), Ragtag Daily Prompt (peace), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (harangue). Photo credit: KatTraill @ DeviantArt.com. Image stylized using Prisma.

And, before anyone jumps all over me for this rather misogynistic post, I am nothing like Todd. I much prefer a flesh and blood woman to a mannequin, even if that means suffering through a harangue every once in a while.

SoCS — Get Some Rest

So it’s late in the day and I’m sitting in the back of the courtroom when one of the lawyers says, “I rest my case.” Then the other lawyer says, “The defense rests, your honor, ”and I’m thinking, Wait, what about the rest of the story?

Richard shrugs and says to me, “No rest for the weary, right?”

So I say, “It’s been a long day. I’m going back to the apartment to get some rest.”

And he says, “Aren’t you going out to eat with the rest of us?”

And I say, “Give it a rest, dude. I’ve been with you all day, I don’t want to spend the rest of the night with you clowns as well. I think I’ll just finish up the rest of last night’s pizza that’s in the fridge and then hit the sack.”

“So you’re going to finish the rest of the pizza?” he says. “I thought we were going to share the rest of it for lunch tomorrow.”

“Fine, I’m not that hungry anyway,” I say. “Maybe I’ll just polish off the rest of that pint of ice cream and go to bed.”

“Just don’t finish up the rest of the beers, okay?” Richard says.

Jeremy motions to Richard and me, “Come on, you two, the rest of us are heading to dinner.”

Richard chuckles, points at me, and says to Jeremy, “This guy wants to go home and get his beauty rest. He’s got another big day tomorrow.”

I laugh and say, “Not just tomorrow, guys. The rest of the week is going to be like this.”

“Okay, no worries,” Jeremy says to me. “Enjoy your rest.” Then he looks at Richard and says, “But you’re coming to dinner with the rest of us, aren’t you?”

Richard smiles and says, “Damn right. Nothing could wrest me away from spending the rest of the evening with you wild and crazy guys.”

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where Linda has given us the word “rest.”

FOWC with Fandango — Harangue


It’s February 26, 2022. Welcome 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 “harangue.”

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.