Little Devil

I know he’s an angelic looking baby, but I swear he is the devil incarnate. It’s gotten to the point that I just can’t take this anymore. I am tired of changing wet and poppy diapers and trying to get that baby to hush up so I can get some sleep. I think I’ve gotten the equivalent of maybe two hours of sleep last night, and what sleep I did get has been fitful.

I’d like to get back to my wood carving hobby to take my mind off things, but I’m afraid, with my patience waning and my nerves so raw, that I might use the carving knife as a weapon.

So please, sweetheart, I know you’ve only been gone for two days at your business conference, but I have a whole new respect for mothers and I need you to come home soon before I do something to our darling son or to myself that we’ll all regret.

Where are you? I wish you’d pick up. I hate leaving voicemail messages and I hope you get this before….

It’s been a while since I did a daily words prompt post, but I decided to give it a go tonight. Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (angelic), Ragtag Daily Prompt (wet), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (hush), Your Daily Word Prompt (equivalent), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (fitful), and My Vivid Blog (wood carving). Sorry, The Daily Spur, but I couldn’t figure out how to get “quotation” to easily fit into this.

Truthful Tuesday — Rock ‘n Roll

Di, host of Pensivity101, is once again standing in for Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, for today’s Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week Di is asking about musical preferences. She wants to know…

Do you enjoy the same kind of music as your spouse/partner/significant other. If not, do you listen to your own preferences in another room or using headphones, or not bother?

My answer is yes, my wife and I enjoy the same kind of music, which is rock ‘n roll music. Specifically the genre known as “classic rock.” It covers around two and a half decades, from the 60s through the 70s and into the early to mid 80s. And, for the most part, we like the same musical artists from that era. It’s what keeps our marriage together.

When we’re at home we have the SiriusXM Classic Vinyl channel on the television for background music when we’re not actually watching something on TV. In the car, we have the same SiriusXM Classic Vinyl station tuned in, although sometimes we will listen to my iTunes on my iPhone via our car’s Apple Play connection. And, of course, my iTunes collection is, for the most part, classic rock.

WDYS — Neither Here Nor There

I think I am
Not yet buried
Stuck here
I don’t know where
Or why
Between heaven and earth
Between heaven and hell
In limbo
In purgatory
Neither here
Nor there
One way
Or the other
I want it to end
To be over

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Digital Solacism @Unsplash.

Fandango’s Story Starter #63

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you a “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

When he decided to spy on his wife, the last thing he expected was to discover that she…

If you care to write and post a story built from this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what your fellow bloggers do with their stories.

And most of all, have fun.

FOWC with Fandango — Fitful


It’s September 13, 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 “fitful.”

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.