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).
Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
I didn’t choose my given name and I don’t know if, had I been given a different name by my parents, I’d be any different than I am right now. I kind of doubt it, although if they’d named me Sue, it might have set up a totally different chain of events in my life.
Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.)
Well, I suppose that the way we deal with whatever hardship has befallen us might transform our pain into growth. Maybe the fact that we were able to overcome our hardship helps us to realize that we can conquer our misfortune (and our demons) and move forward to a better life.
Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?
Because we know what our own intentions, good or bad, are, but we don’t always (or even often) know what’s driving others, so all we can do is make a determination based upon what they are doing (their actions) and not their innermost thoughts behind their actions.
Share some gratitude.
I’m grateful that the Trump nightmare is finally coming to an end and that Joe Biden will be sworn in as our President in around 48 hours. But I fear — a feeling of dread, perhaps — that something really bad might happen either before, at, or shortly after the inauguration. I don’t think the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th was the end of it, and I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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It’s comments such as these that make writing and posting on our blogs worth it. Am I right or what?
In this week’s edition of Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya continues to want to know our thoughts on prompts. She asks…
Before you have written a prompt post, if you read someone else’s response that has the same idea as yours, do you abandon the project, modify it, or continue as before?
As I mentioned last week, most of the time, I don’t read other bloggers’ posted answers to prompts before I post my own, as I don’t want how others responded to the prompts to influence how I will respond. However, if I do happen to read another blogger’s response and it is similar to what I was thinking about writing for the prompt, I will go back to the proverbial drawing board and try to come up with a different angle for my response.
We are all fans of Q&A prompts. How do they spark creativity in you?
I try to come up with witty responses to the questions. But except for Fibbing Friday, where our answers are not supposed to be actual correct answers, I do answer the questions honestly, but still in a what I hope is a humorous manner.
Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.
The image below is from Pixabay.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows two young children, a boy and girl, looking excitedly at the screen of a laptop computer.
If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.
Thanks to all of you who have participated in these challenges. Your posts have been very creative. Please take a few minutes to read the other responses to this photo challenge.
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