The Mayoral Debate

“We’ve heard from our mayor, the incumbent. As a reminder, each candidate has been allotted two minutes for closing remarks,” the mayoral debate’s moderator said. “Now we’ll hear from the challenger.”

“Thank you, Dan,” the challenger said. “These are frenetic times, my friends. What we need in this town is incisive leadership, not someone, like my opponent, who has been halfhearted, at best, in the way he has run the city government. He represents a fringe faction of our citizens and in this election he will resort to almost any underhanded and possibly even illegal tactics to keep him and his cronies in positions of power, which would spell economic catastrophe for our fair city. I respectfully ask for you vote for me so that we can get our city back on track and start moving forward once again. Thank you.”

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (allot), Ragtag Daily Prompt (frenetic), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (incisive), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (halfhearted), Word of the Day Challenge (faction), The Daily Spur (resort), and My Vivid Blog (almost).

Question Time Over Coffee — Wardrobe

Rory, over at Earthly Comforts, has posed a question this morning about our clothing collection, or what I’d call my wardrobe.

What % [percentage] of your clothing collection do you wear often? Do you wear all of your items evenly throughout the year or do you have favorites that you tend to wear more often and other items of clothing that are hardly ever worn?

I am retired and hardly ever go anywhere that requires “dressing up.” My clothing collection is casual, comfort-oriented, and modest. It consists of four pairs of denim jeans that I rotate wearing, half a dozen or so sport shirts, a handful of t-shirts, some sweatshirts, and a few pairs of sneakers. I do have a dress shirt, a pair of khaki pants, a sport coat, and a pair of black leather shoes just in case, but I can’t remember the last time just in case occurred.

So, to answer Rory’s question, I wear 100% of my clothing collection regularly, with only slight seasonal variations (e.g., t-shirts and cotton sport shirts in the summer and sweatshirts and flannel shirts in the winter).

#WDYS — Up to No Good

Elizabeth had always been a good girl. One might even say she was a real life Goody Two-Shoes, who would never do anything wrong, much less immoral. Quite to the contrary, she was extremely virtuous, and, as a result, at the ripe old age of 24, she had never been intimate with a man. Or with another woman, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Quite frankly, Elizabeth had grown tired of being a good girl. She hated it when guys (or girls) called her a cold bitch and she figured, with Halloween just around the corner, it was a good time to change her reputation to be a hot witch rather than a cold bitch.

Elizabeth walked into a Starbucks, ordered a pumpkin spice latte, and when she got to her table, she pulled a piece of cloth and her black Sharpie pen out of her handbag and started to sketch out a tattoo that she would get on her lower back later that day.

From now on, Elizabeth would no longer be a Goodie Two-Shoes. Elizabeth would solemnly swear to be up to no good.

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

Fandango’s Provocative Question #187


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.

We all make decisions every day of our lives. Some are minor and inconsequential. Others can be significant decisions that have the potential to be life-changing. Some decision are made very deliberately after a lot of thought, while others are spur of the moment decisions made on a whim, so to speak.

This brings me to this week’s provocative question, which is about decisions and their consequences.

Have you ever made a decision on a whim that turned out to change your life? If so, what was that life-changing decision? Can you imagine what your life would be like if you hadn’t made that decision?

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.