Turning a Bad Day Into a Good Day

A7CFA8AE-FA07-4111-B498-62DA75B73D99The chant woke me up.

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.”

Over and over again.

As I transitioned from a dream state to full consciousness, I could hear the heavy rain pummel against the windows and I had a feeling it was going to be a bad day.

“Kids!” I yelled. “Stop that chanting. You’re driving me nuts.”

“But Mom,” Brian said, “It’s Saturday and it’s pouring.”

“Yeah, Mom,” Briana said, “What are we going to do now?”

“We can have a very pleasant day of leisure at home,” I said. “We can play games and watch some movies on TV.”

“Boring!” the twins said in unison.

“Okay then,” I said, pouring myself a much needed cup of coffee. “How about this? Let’s have a celebratory ceremony in which we thank Mother Nature for sending us all of this rain so that the drought we’ve been having over the past several years is finally over and maybe the bad air from all of those wildfires up north will finally be washed away. I’ll even bake a cake for the occasion.”

“Yay!” both kids yelled, while jumping up and down and clapping their hands. “You’re the best Mom in the world.”

Hmm. Maybe the day won’t be so bad after all.


Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (rain), Word of the Day Challenge (pummel), Scotts Daily Prompt (feeling), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (leisure), and Your Daily Word Prompt (ceremony). Photo credit: marcusspiske@com.

Twittering Tales — It’s Over

img_2080Marcus woke to the sound of raindrops on the window pane. He turned over and woke up his wife. “Honey, it’s raining,” he said.

She rubbed the sleep from her eyes and looked at the window. As the tears started falling from her eyes, she sobbed, “Thank God the drought is over.”

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: markusspiske at Pixabay.com.

Winter Storm Warnings

ForecastThe forecast is looking kind of dim. Meteorologists are calling for heavy, sustained rain on eight of the next ten days. In fact, they’re reporting that “winter’s biggest storm to date” is bearing down on the area. “This is a once-a-winter kind of event,” one overly excited weather reporter said.

These self-serving weather experts are acting like dogs in heat over this rainy, stormy forecast. They’re thrilled by the prospect of a drenching rain storm accompanied by massive snowfalls in the higher elevations just because our area is experiencing severe drought conditions.

But do they, as I must, have to walk their dog four times a day? A dog that hates walking in the rain, no less? No, they don’t. All they care about is averting a stupid drought later this year. The audacity of these people.

Where’s climate change when you need it? This is clearly Obama’s fault. And what about Hillary’s emails?

Yes, things are looking quite dim for my poor dog and me over the next ten days.


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “dim.”