A Way With Words

He was, in his time, a prolific writer of mystery novels. He was quite good and was known to have elevated the genre. But then one day, in a published interview in a literary magazine, he made a politically inappropriate gaffe, and suddenly his career was in retrograde.

He attributed the gaffe to a miscommunication, a misquote, he insisted. But the interviewer stood by the quote. He even had it on tape.

And thus it was that this best selling mystery novelist was ejected from the literary scene. For a writer with a way with words, his spoken words sent him away.

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (prolific), My Vivid Blog (mystery), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (elevate), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (gaffe), Your Daily Word Prompt (retrograde), Word of the Day Challenge attribute), and The Daily Spur (eject).

Share Your World — 7/11/2022

Here we are again, another Monday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Share Your World.

How did you spend the money from your very first job?

My first jobs were mowing lawns, racking leaves, shoveling snow, and delivering newspapers, and they pretty much overlapped. Most of my “mad money” earnings from those jobs went to buying baseball cards and comic books at the local newsstand.

Would you rather look like a potato or feel like a potato?

How about a sexy cayenne pepper instead?

What were the best pair of shoes you have owned?

My Kizik slip-on sneakers.

Besides war and diplomacy, what would be the best way for countries to settle disputes?

Rochambeau, aka rock-paper-scissors.

In these often depressing times, how do you find the bright spots?

Bright spots? There are bright spots?

Blogging Insights — Fingering Around

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from author Isaac Asimov.

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”

Isaac Asimov is one of my favorite science fiction writers. Back in the day I was a huge fan of his Foundation series and I Robot stories. I respect his opinion on writing. And sometimes, especially when I’m responding to daily prompts, it seems as if my fingers, as they tap away on the virtual keypad of my iPhone, are doing the writing.

However, Mr. Asimov’s quote reminded me of that old Yellow Pages — you remember the Yellow Pages, right? — tag line, “Let your fingers do the walking.

So my response to today’s quote is this:

Let your feet do the walking
Let your fingers do the typing
Let your brain do the thinking

Will You Give Me Your Treats?

Hello my pretty little lady
Please be my sweetheart
And permit me to climb atop
To exprience your warm embrace
I just returned from a stint in the army
Active duty on the loud battlefield
PTSD is tearing me apart
So it is not inexplicable for me
To seek some solace in your arms
To ask for your sugar
Won’t you let me sample your charms?

Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: Word of the Day Challenge (sweetheart), Ragtag Daily Prompt (atop), Your Daily Word Prompt (stint), My Vivid Blog (active), The Daily Spur (loud), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (inexplicable), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (sample). Photo credit: military-today.com