JusJoJan — Dirty Donnie

Jim Adams, from A Unique Title for Me, suggested today’s word, “dirty,” for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt. The following totally fictional story strangely popped into my head.


“You really have a dirty mind,” Stephanie said, flashing Donald her most seductive smile. “Now go wash your dirty hands so that we can get into bed and do some dirty things.”

“Will you talk dirty tonight while we’re making love?” Donald asked. “I love it when women talk dirty to me.”

“Get your dirty ass into the bathroom and wash those dirty hands of yours real good,” Stephanie said in a stern tone. “But don’t you dare get my towels dirty, though, or I’ll take that Forbes magazine with your picture on the cover and spank you with it.”

“Ooh, that would be a dirty trick, Stephanie,” Donald said. “I love it. And will you do a golden shower on me while I’m lying on the bed.”

“You want me to pee on you?” Stephanie said. “No way, Donald. What do you think I am, some Russian hooker? You bastard. I’m not a hooker, I’m an adult film actress, and don’t you forget it.”

“Okay, fine, don’t be so angry,” Donald said. “But you can never tell anyone about this night. I’m married and my new, immigrant wife just had a baby. Besides, someday I might just run for President of the United States and I can’t have anyone finding out that I slept with a porn star. I’ll have my lawyer, Michael, reach out to you about paying you off to keep quiet.”

“I don’t want any of your dirty money, Donald,” Stephanie said.

“We’re talking six figures,” Donald said.

“Okay, fine,” Stephanie said. “But hand me that Forbes, drop your pants, and bend over the end of the bed. You’ve been a dirty boy and momma’s gonna spank her dirty little Donnie.”1ea3c541-3115-4fa2-b924-7ce14e32e8c4

Know Your Audience

84BC8F8E-2C46-4AC0-820D-3C015A4461E1“So did you think I was able to effectively connect with the audience with my presentation?” Harold asked.

“I think your subject matter was pretty much on target,” Joyce, his assistant said, “although I’m not sure that your somewhat venturesome style was a sapient choice.”

“Really?” Harold said, surprised by Joyce’s criticism. “Why do the think that?”

“I think in the future you need to make sure you know your audience,” Joyce said.

“What do you mean?” Harold said. “My audience was a group of mostly conservative women. I knew that.”

Joyce sighed. “I think talking about the president paying off women with whom he’s had extramarital affairs to keep them silent, reminding these women about his misogyny and abusive behavior toward women, and bringing up the golden shower allegation with hookers during his stay in Moscow may not have been wise.”

“So you think that was a liability?” Harold asked.

“As I said, know your audience.”


Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (connect), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (target), Word of the Day Challenge (venturesome),  Your Daily Word Prompt (sapient), and Scotts Daily Prompt (liability).

Theater of the Absurd

FFA7F033-CE03-40EA-AC3E-BD5D1ACE0710“Honestly,” Larry said, “we are experiencing a real-life theater of the absurd.”

“A real life what?” Mark asked.

“You know, it’s theater in which standard or naturalistic conventions of plot, characterization, and thematic structure are ignored or distorted in order to convey the irrational nature of reality and the essential isolation of humanity in a senseless world,” Larry explained.

“I still don’t know what you’re talking about,” Mark said.

“Our president participating in a golden shower in Moscow is what I’m talking about,” Larry said. “Our president as a barrier standing in the way of doing anything to combat climate change is what I’m talking about. Our president creating chaos….”

“It’s a good thing we have such a solid friendship, Larry,” Mark interrupted, “because I think you’re starting to lose it.”

“Don’t you get it, man?” Larry asked. “We need someone inspiring, someone who can perform a freaking miracle, someone who can restore sanity and stability to this great country of ours.”

“So basically you’re saying we need the second coming of Jesus to get us out of this shit,” Mark said.

“Whatever it takes, man.”


Written for these one-word prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (theater),  The Wacky Weekend Challenge (shower), Scotts Daily Prompt (barrier), Ragtag Daily Prompt (friendship),  Word of the Day Challenge (inspiring), and Your Daily Word Prompt (miracle).