Supply and Demand

When Helen introduced her now famous stonewashed Butt-Hugger® jeans, they were an instant worldwide success. Word spread quickly online about their terrific fit, the best form fitting jeans ever made. They were flattering, no matter what size or shape a woman’s derrière.

Unfortunately for Helen, demand for her butt-huggers far exceeded supplies, and her factory couldn’t produce them fast enough, which made them unaccessible to her rabid fans, who felt they were left dangling.

By the time Helen got production up to meet demand, competing brands had started selling similar butt-hugging jeans, and Helen’s inventory languished on the shelves of her warehouse.

As Helen’s lawyer drew up the bankruptcy papers, Helen reluctantly admitted that her halo had tarnished. But undeterred, Helen began hatching a new idea. But this time she would learn her lesson and make sure that she’d better manage supply and demand for her Bust-Buster® bra.

Written for these daily prompts: E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (stonewashed), Word of the Day Challenge (worldwide), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (terrific), The Daily Spur (accessible), My Vivid Blog (dangling), Your Daily Word Promp (languish), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (halo).

#WDYS — Accidentally On Purpose

I had just picked my glass and was about to take a sip from it when someone bumped hard into me, causing most of my drink to spill out onto my shirt, pants, shoes, and the tile floor. “You clumsy oaf,” I yelled, “you caused me to spill my drink all over myself. What the fuck is wrong with you?”

As I turned around to see who had knocked my arm, I saw the most jaw-droppingly beautiful young woman I’d ever seen. “Oh I’m so, so sorry,” she said, an expression of genuine concern on her face. She reached down to the table next to where I was standing, grabbed a cloth napkin and started dabbing the front of my shirt. “Here, let me clean this mess up.”

She looked up at me with her huge brown eyes and a slight smile on her face as she knelt down and began dabbing the napkin along the front of my trousers, where she seemed to linger. Her smile grew wider and she moistened her ruby red lips with her tongue, while continuing to dab the napkin lower on the front of my pants.

I couldn’t help but have a physical reaction as this stunning girl was pressing the napkin against my crotch. She noticed and her smile grew even wider. Then she put the napkin on the table, stood up, and still smiling, said, “I trust you’ll accept my apology for accidentally bumping you and causing you to spill your drink down the front of your trousers.”

“This was no accident, was it?” I asked. But we both knew my question was a rhetorical one.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Avis @ Pexels.

Deep Tracks

Against my better judgment, I scheduled an appointment to see a guy who was selling a bunch of classic rock cassettes he claimed his late father had recorded. He said that his father’s hobby was creating mix-tapes, some with rather unusual tracks on them. He referred to the songs on these cassette tapes as “deep tracks.”

I was skeptical because who still has cassette mix-tapes anymore and what shape would they be? But I still had a working cassette tape player at home and the guy was practically giving the cassettes away at a buck each. Contrary to my expectations, this guy’s old man had put together an extraordinary library of songs — hidden gems — from some of my favorite classic rock artists.

What a score!

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (better), The Daily Spur (appointment), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (cassette), My Vivid Blog (hobby), Ragtag Daily Prompt (unusual), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (contrary).

FOWC with Fandango — Terrific


It’s June 30, 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 “terrific.”

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.

Boys Will Be Boys

When I was in college, me and my fraternity brothers were a crude bunch. For example, we would drop our pants, bend over, and let out enough gas to light our farts. We thought it was great fun to see who could generate the largest flame shooting from their butthole.

The fun ended, though, when poor Tony backfired, so to speak, and the flame came back and scorched his ass. He ended up in the ER having to explain to the docs what happened to him, which was mortifying. The rest of us tried to console Tony, but he was inconsolable. And then it was time to pay the ER bill, which, believe me, was no bargain.

When the old fossil of a hospital administrator called Tony’s parents to tell them what their son had done, they were really pissed and sequestered him at home for most of his summer vacation. Needless to say, Tony was not a happy camper.

Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: The Daily Spur (example), Word of the Day Challenge (gas), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (scorch), Your Daily Word Prompt (console), My Vivid Blog (bargain), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fossil), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (sequestered),