One-Liner Wednesday — Smile

“Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.”

W.C. Fields, American comedian, actor, and writer

That’s how I feel every morning when I wake up after I get a good night’s sleep. I stretch and smile. And then I remember that Donald Trump is still the president and I stop smiling.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

One-Liner Wednesday — Herd Immunity

“Never in the history of public health has herd immunity been used as a strategy for responding to an outbreak.”

The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Despite the fact that top infectious-disease experts around the world, including the head of the WHO, say the idea of a herd immunity strategy for combating COVID-19 is unworkable and far too dangerous, proponents pushing to allow the coronavirus to circulate freely among healthy young people until herd immunity is reached have found a receptive audience inside the Trump White House.

Donald Trump is killing America. Literally.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

One-Liner Wednesday — Seize the Day

Stay in bed

“Sometimes there is a fierce rivalry between the desire to not waste the best part of the day, and the desire to just ignore the day.”

This was written in a post from fellow blogger Jenna at RevivedWriter on Monday in her response to my FOWC with Fandango prompt (rivalry). It really rang true for me, especially in these days when the daily Donald Trump shitshow makes me want to just stay in my comfy bed, pull the covers over my head, and hibernate until this nightmare is over.

But then I feel guilty about wasting the day, so I get up and get out of bed, hoping to make the best of whatever the day has in store for me.

I go to the kitchen, fix myself a cup of coffee, read the morning newspaper, and scan my iPhone’s newsfeed. And that’s when I realize that, for my own health and well-being, I need to go back to bed and hope that this, too, shall pass.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

One Liner Wednesday — Cowards and Fools

“To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.”

Author Octavia Butler

Yes, I know, this is two sentences, but given that the current American “leader” is both a coward and a fool, I think it fits. Sure, I suppose if I wanted to, I could have put a semicolon between “fears” and “to” instead of a period in order to create one sentence, which would still have been grammatically correct.

But I’m counting on you to let this two sentence One-Liner Wednesday go and not tattle on me to Linda. Don’t let me down, folks.