WDYS — We’ll Be Fine

Don’t worry baby, we’ll be just fine. I know your daddy left us, but we can make it — the two of us — together.

We’re better off without him, baby. He’s a real piece of shit. He left me — he left us — before you were born, and you are the best thing that ever happened to me.

We’ve got my mom and dad — your Grammy and Pop Pop — and all of my good friends. They’re here for us. They’ll be around to help out if we need it.

I promise you, sweetie, I’ve got you. You have nothing to fear. We’re in this together and we’re going to be great.


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Kelly Sikkema @ Unsplash.

Share Your World — 9/27/21

This is Melanie’s last Share Your World prompt for September 2021. That means we are about to enter the fourth and final quarter of the year. My oh my how quickly time flies. Anyway, let’s get to it.

1. What’s your favorite way to exercise? (If you do or don’t. Exercising one’s mind is a valid answer IMHO, because that’s my favorite).

In my old age, I live a rather sedentary lifestyle. I suppose, body-wise, my most common form of exercise these days is going on briskly-paced walks with my wife. And mind-wise, reading and blogging is how I attempt to exercise my brain.

2. What’s more important to you – family or friends?

Friends are important, but family is most important. At least to me.

3. Have you ever voted for someone (in whatever venue – politics, contests, school elections) based solely on how they looked?

Other than voting for my favorite contestant in a wet T-shirt contest during a spring break in Ft. Lauderdale when I was in college, which was many decades ago, my votes are way more than skin deep.

4. (silly one) How could carousels be spiced up so they are more exciting?

First, make it adults only (i.e., 18 or over) and second, require everyone to shed their clothing before getting on the carousel. That would make it more exciting. Or possibly more frightening!

First Line Friday — The Monster in the Mirror

I am the monster of every story. Or at least that’s how my so-called friends have been characterizing me lately. They tell me that my behavior is far too boisterous for their taste, even calling it at time egregious. Their overview of me is that there is something seriously off about me and that I’ve totally lost my way.

But that’s fine. I don’t need those elitist, judgy people around me. All they do is bring me down. I can do just fine on my own, even if it means living on the streets and having to panhandle in the park in order to survive. Everyone else can go fuck themselves.


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday prompt, where the first line is, “I am the monster of every story.” Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (boisterous), Your Daily Word Prompt (egregious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (overview), The Daily Spur (lost), Ragtag Daily Prompt (off), and MMA Storytime (panhandle).

Another Four Aces

In his Friday Four series, Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, has once again posed four rather provocative questions for us to ponder. This time he wants to know…

Do you find if you are feeling low that changing the color of your clothing that you are wearing at that time lifts your spirits at all?

No. My jeans are all blue and my shirts are mostly blue, gray, black, tan, or green. The color I’m wearing does not affect my mood.

What would you do with your life if you weren’t afraid to do it?

Nothing different. I’m fearless. Well, except for my wife. She scares the shit out of me.

How good is your long term and your short term memory?

I can’t remember.

Which is more important to you today — friendship or family?

In the real world, family. In the blogosphere, friendships.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #98

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Last week I asked for some suggestions for potential provocative questions and a few of you came through with some good ones. This one comes from Paula Light over at Light Motifs II.

Her question revolves around interpersonal relationships. She asks…

When it comes to your friends, your spouse, your significant other, or members of your family, is it better to confront them about things they say or do that bother or upset you or is it better to try to ignore those things in order to maintain peace in your relationship?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.