MLMM Photo Challenge — The Nurse

When I first met her she told me that she was a nurse. Well, that’s what I thought she said, anyway.

But it turned out that what she said was that she likes to nurse.

And what she meant by “likes to nurse” was that she liked it when I would put my mouth upon her breast and suckled on her nipple while she called me her little baby boy.

Sure, it was a bit bizarre in perhaps a fetish-like way, but truth be told, I didn’t mind at all.

In fact, I rather enjoyed it.

Although I did find it somewhat annoying when she would try to burp me afterwards.


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Image credit: Lovers by Harry Hollard, 1982.

The Cure for Anxiety

My wife was feeling very anxious
And to put it mildly
She was acting quite wildly
The latest news was getting her down
She told me she wished to feel better
And I knew just how to nourish her
I got in my car and drove to town
I went to the nearest pot dispensary
And bought her a cannabis-infused marshmallow
And now she is full of energy
While also strangely feeling quite mellow


Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (wildly), Just Jot it January (wish), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nourish), MMA Storytime (dispensary), Your Daily Word Prompt (energy), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (mellow).

Sunday Writing Prompt — The Fists Began to Fly

“The problem is that his strategy all along was to do a snow job on the voters and now that he’s out of office, the snow he’s piled on will melt, and all the nut-brown mounds of shit he’s leaving behind will become visible,” Mick said.

“You’re wrong, Mick,” Jason said. “I’ve done a definitive analysis, and my concern lies in the blatant disregard of our government to address the critical needs of the citizens it’s supposed to serve.”

Mick got a smirk on his face. “Your conclusion, my friend,” he said, “is highly subjective. The blame lies in the president’s disregard for the rule of law and in the GOP’s failure check his abuse of power and to dissent to his outrageously corrupt acts.”

The tension in the room between the two friends was high. “It’s clear to me that our two minds are at loggerheads,” Jason said, “because of your ignorance.”

“And it’s clear to me,” Mick responded, “that you’re an asshole.”

That’s when the fists began to fly.


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt about the phrase “two minds at loggerheads.” Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (strategy), Word of the Day Challenge (snow/smirk), Ragtag Daily Prompt (nut-brown/dissent), The Daily Spur (analysis/subjective), Your Daily Word Prompt (concern/blatant), MMA Storytime (government/tension), and Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot it January prompt (check).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Tenacious

Tina was an investigative reporter for the local newspaper. Her job was to ask probing questions and to get answers from local officials in her dogged pursuit of corruption.

Together with her assigned photographer, she would conduct interviews with council members and was known to occasionally tear one apart with her relentless questioning.

It wasn’t log before Tina’s reputation for rooting out corruption in her home town earned her the nickname, “Tenacious Tina.”

(73 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “tenacious” in exactly 73 words.Also for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Opposing Forces Saturday Mix, where the words are “answer/question” and “together/apart.”

A Hot Button

“I know this is a hot button for you, Dan,” his buddy Alan said, “but I’m sure he’ll get his comeuppance some day soon.”

“The trouble is, Alan” Dan said, “I don’t think he will. I think he’ll do anything he can to finagle his way out of this. He always seems to figure out a way to blame others for things he is responsible for having done.”

“He won’t get away with it this time,” Alan said. “Between the FBI, Congess, and the courts, he’ll get what he deserves. I guarantee it.”

“Wait,” Dan said. “The FBI? Congress? The courts? Who are you talking about?”

“I’m talking about Donald Trump,” Alan said, “Isn’t that who you’re talking about?”

Dan started to laugh. “No, Alan, I’m talking about my teenage son who downloaded that ransomware app to our family computer. He’s now trying to blame me for not having sufficient antivirus protections on the computer.”


Written for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot it January prompt, where today’s word is “button.” Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (comeuppance), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (trouble), The Daily Spur (anything), Your Daily Word Prompt (finagle), and MMA Storytime (download).