#WDYS — The Cure

I told her I suffered from vertigo. She said no worries. I told her it only hit me when I put my head in specific positions. She said don’t put my head in those positions. I told her I couldn’t sleep on my left side. She said she’d sleep on the right side of the bed. I told her I couldn’t lay flat on my back. She said she’d make sure my head was elevated.

One night when we were making love, I told her I was dizzy and we had to stop. She said this was a problem.

She scoured the internet looking for a cure. She told me about the Epley Maneuver. I told her I tried it and it didn’t work. Then she said she found an emersive therapy, a room where the images on the walls go round and round in a spiral. She said that it has had remarkable success curing vertigo. I told her I’d give it a try.

We entered the room holding hands. The spiral projected on the wall started spinning. I told her it was getting me dizzy. She said to hang in there. I told her I was starting to feel nauseated. She said to take deep breaths. I told her I was going to throw up. She said to keep it together. I vomited all over her. She said goodbye and left the room. Then she ghosted me.

So much for the cure.

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

Truthful Tuesday — Prompts and Challenges

Di, of Pensitivity101, is our host for Truthful Tuesday. This week, Di asks us:

Do you enjoy taking part in other bloggers challenges?

Yes, I do enjoy taking part in other bloggers’ prompts and challenges. I take part in a bunch of them, including three of Di’s (Share Your World, Truthful Tuesday, and Fibbing Friday). I also occasionally respond with a comment on her Three Things Challenge prompt.

Do you prefer a picture or word/sentence/question prompt?

Yes to all of the above. I enjoy coming up with stories that spring to mind from a photo or an image. I also often respond to other bloggers’ (as well as my own) daily word prompts. And I do respond to some question-based challenges. About the only two types of challenges I don’t typically participate in are poetry and drawing challenges. Because I kinda suck at both.

Fandango’s Story Starter #77

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:

The sun was setting over the lake, painting the sky in a mix of orange and gold, and the air was filled with the sound of crickets singing, when suddenly…

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 — Superfluous


It’s December 20, 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 “superfluous.”

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.