In Other Words — Pink Flamingos

17194ABB-B12F-4867-9BDB-8E7886DC5B0AShe said, “Let’s go to the movies and see ‘Pink Flamingos’ at the local art house theater.”

“If we want to see a pink flamingo, wouldn’t we be better off going to the zoo?” I asked.

“Oh no, ‘Pink Flamingos’ is a campy movie that was directed by John Waters and starred Divine,” she said. “I’m sure you’ll love it.”

It was awful; the worst movie I ever saw and I hated it.11F3AD74-5F5A-4FBA-9349-B55819D5E5C7


In other wordsWritten for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “flamingo.” Top photo credit: Len from Pexels.

In Other Words — Marigolds

08C61C6D-BEA8-4DA7-B0C3-6C1E5A2436C1Mares eat oats and
Dōes eat oats and
Little lambs eat ivy

So why the hell am I cursed with a dog
Who eats only marigolds?


Written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “marigolds.” Photo credit: Lisa Yount on skitterphoto.

In Other Words — Politics

81129A66-AC9D-4B1A-A315-576E5D578029I’ve always been interested in politics to a certain extent.

Especially in election years, which is the big political event.

But in the non-election years I found politics somewhat hum-drum.

Until, that is, our country elected as president such an awful bag of scum.

Now I can’t afford to lay about like that lazy cat above and be so ho-hum.


Written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “ho-hum.” Photo credit: Patricia Tracy.

In Other Words — Win or Lose

15601D10-79C3-4EBC-AA8E-33B3D9E9C3C8The first of many times I had to choose which path to take.

Do I go to the left, to the right, or do I just turn around and go back from whence I came?

Does it really matter what decisions I make and which directions I go?

Or will I end up in the same place, regardless of what decision I make?

I might as well just flip a coin, since either way, it’s only my future at stake.


In other wordsWritten for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “decisions.” Photo credit: Arek Socha @ Pixabay.com.

In Other Words — That Cold, Gray, and Rainy Day

026E8F25-0B92-4BDA-A2C6-82F61C0BD8A3I should have known better than to ask you to marry me on that cold, gray, and rainy day.

You said that I was a nice guy, that you really liked me, and that the sex was great.

But you said that you didn’t love me and that I wasn’t “the one.”

Then you looked at me with pity in your eyes and said, “Babe, it’s not you, it’s me.”

You plunged a dagger into my heart on that cold, gray, and rainy day.


In other wordsWritten for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the words “rainy day.”