Getting My Mojo Back

I’ve lost my creativity
My muse has abandoned me
Have I exhausted my quota?
Maybe what I need to do
Is eat a few marshmallows
The cannabis-infused kind
To get my mojo back

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (creativity), The Daily Spur (quota), and My Vivid Blog (marshmallows).

MLMM Photo Challenge — Reflection

He looked into the mirror, expecting to see his reflection. But instead he saw his black derby hat, his black shirt, and just empty air where his head should have been. He gasped.

He turned around and closed his eyes. He took a deep breath and furtively turned back toward the mirror. He opened his eyes slowly. Again, he gasped.

What has become of me? he wondered. His hands reached up to touch his face, but as in his reflection, there was nothing between his hat and his shirt.

This is when it dawned on him. He was an evil person, sinister, conniving, malevolent. And because of that, he was no longer worthy of being considered human.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit: Pobble 365. Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (furtive), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (sinister), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (human).

One-Liner Wednesday — Evil People

Photo credit: Getty Images

“Evil people usually know better than anybody else just what they are doing. And go on doing it.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and one of the most famous Soviet dissidents

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

Fandango’s Provocative Question #164


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.

As almost everyone knows by now, mega billionaire Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44 billion. If his deal to acquire Twitter goes through, Musk said he would “reverse the permanent ban” of former President Donald Trump on Twitter and let him back on the social network. Musk said, “I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump. I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country, and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.” He added that it was “morally wrong and flat-out stupid” and that “permanent bans just fundamentally undermine trust in Twitter.”

My provocative question this week is…

How do you feel about Elon Musk’s intention to reinstate Donald Trump’s Twitter account and his rational for doing so?

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 — Human


It’s May 11, 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 “human.”

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. Show them some love.