Weekend Writing Prompt — Feeling Blue

I’m usually an upbeat, glass is half full kind of a guy. But I have to admit I’ve been feeling quite disheartened as I witness our American democracy crumbling before our eyes. I’m in a deep blue funk.

(Exactly 38 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “blue.” Image credit: Global Times.

Three Line Tales — She’s a Rainbow

Before I met her, my world was dull, all black and white and shades of gray.

When she came into my life, she brought to me the full spectrum of colors, like a rainbow.

Now she’s gone, leaving me alone and the only color I see anymore is blue.

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales. Photo credit: Tony Ross via Unsplash.

Fibbing Friday — Feeling Blue

Fibbing FridayFrank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as host for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in your responses. Today is Di’s turn to host and here are her questions.

1. Why is Royal Blood considered blue?

Because red-blooded sounds too American and there is no such thing as royalty in America. (Well, at least until Donald Trump has attempted to declare himself king.)

2. What is a Blue Moon?

A brand of beer.
3. What was the song ‘Blue is the Color’ about?

The color blue. Duh!

4. What is meant by blue collar?

It’s when a man’s favorite shirt’s collar is so dirty and frayed that it makes its owner feel blue at having to throw the shirt away.

5. What is a blue bonnet?

A brand of margarine.
6. What did Little Boy Blue play?

The blues on a saxophone, of course.

7. What changed from brown to blue according to the song?

The color of my girlfriend’s eyes after she put on her blue-tinted contact lenses.

8. Where will you find a Blue Nun?

On the label of a bottle of wine.

9. Why mustn’t you step on his Blue Suede Shoes?

You might turn them from blue suede to brown suede, especially if your feet are muddy.

10. What kind of bird has blue feet?

The bluebird of happiness.


I Know Just What You Need

Adopt me please!!Elizabeth was not used to feeling this way. Her natural state was to be happy, contented. But today she was feeling quite blue. She told her mother of the state she was in, and being the wise, perceptive woman that her mother was, she said, “Elizabeth, I think I know exactly what you need to chase away your blues. Get your jacket. We’re going for a ride.”

Elizabeth put on her coat and followed her mother to the car. Once inside, she asked, “Where are we going, Momma?” Her mother smiled but didn’t say anything.

Elizabeth could hardly contain her curiosity, almost forgetting how down she had been earlier. After a few more minutes driving, her mother pulled the car into a parking lot in front of a building. Elizabeth read the sign and asked her mother what the Humane Society was.

“Let’s go find out, honey,” her mother smiled and said. They got out of the car, Elizabeth grabbed her mother’s hand, and they walked through the building’s front entrance. Elizabeth was immediately hit by the redolent scent of animals.

Elizabeth looked up expectantly at her mother. “Are we getting a dog?”

“Let’s go pick out a puppy to rescue,” her mother said.

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