#100WW — Signs of the Times

27B0A749-FE80-4EEB-BDC9-1BF547E2C1A4“Remove them, both of them,” the first man said.

“But, sir, won’t we need these signs when the students return this fall?” the second man asked.

The first man got a sad, faraway look in his eyes. “No, I’m afraid we won’t,” he answered. “We’re closing the academy. The students won’t be returning in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic and we simply can’t afford to keep our doors open.”

“This school has been around for more than 150 years, sir,” the second man said. “Isn’t there anything we can do?”

“Just remove the damn signs,” The first man snapped.

(100 words)


Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Bikurgurl.

#100WW — That Time of the Month

EA9EE173-604E-4C3B-8429-9D34A4FA8FE8“We’ve only been seeing each other for a month,” Donna said, “so I was hesitant to spend a weekend with you at your mountain retreat. But seeing the full moon framed by the fir trees in the early evening sky, I can understand why you wanted to bring me here. It’s so romantic.”

Donna turned around to kiss Michael, but instead pulled a pistol from her handbag and shot him four times with silver bullets.

“Dammit,” she said, staring down at his dead body. “Why do the best looking guys end up becoming werewolves at that time of the month?”

(100 words)


Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Bikurgurl.

#100WW — Zoomer Show

B7E5E4A5-9F55-4A22-9468-57852C9BB501 “Where are we going?” Ned asked. “There’s a stay-at-home order, you know.”

“I know,” Dave said, “and that’s why we need to go where we’re going.”

“Which is?”

“A Zoomer Show. It’s a seminar on how to use Zoom, a video meeting tool that permits people to meet with one another while maintaining social distancing,” Dave explained. “Tickets were hard to get, though. It’s totally sold out, standing room only.”

“We’re going to a packed auditorium to learn how to use a video meeting tool so that we don’t come in contact with other people? This a joke, right?”

(99 words)


Written for Bikurgurl’s return to her 100 Word Wednesday Prompt. Photo credit: Bikurgurl. Also for the return of the WordPress Daily Prompt. Today’s word is “joke.”

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — November 29

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?

Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 29th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on November 29, 2017. It was in response to one of Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompts.

Duck Face

C5A749DA-2433-4ACD-9FC1-D3B5553D58FDLooking at the map, David was trying to figure out how to get to the museum. “I think it’s just a few blocks from here,” he said to his wife. Not hearing a response, he turned around and saw that she was taking yet another selfie, with that ridiculous duck face expression.

“How many of those stupid, pouty selfies are you going to take on this trip?” David asked her.

“I want all of my Facebook friends to see how much fun we’re having,” she said.

David sighed. “Then you should try aiming the camera at something other than yourself.”


Image credit: Bikurgurl.

#100WW — The Pool Party

Empty pool chairs“Everything for tonight’s pool party is set.” Harry said. “The caterer is on the way, the bar has been stocked with plenty of beer, wine, and liquor.”

“I’ve set up all of the deck chairs,” Harry’s wife, Donna, said, “and the DJ has confirmed that he’ll be arriving no later than seven this evening.”

“Great,” Harry said. “Now all we have to do is relax and wait until our guests start to arrive.”

Suddenly a look of panic flashed across Donna’s face. “Harry, you did remember to send out the invitations, right?”

“Me? I thought you sent them out, Donna!”

(100 words)


Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Bikurgurl.