Truth, Justice, and the American Way

BCE4D36B-60CA-461A-AA27-9344E9B14287“I’m afraid that all of these investigations and hearings will be in vain.” Frank said. “You know that, between the White House and the Attorney General, who is in Trump’s pocket, they’ll do everything they can to sabotage the hearings and obstruct getting to the truth.”

“As your best friend, Frank, I think you’re being too much of a cynic,” Darren said. “I believe, by the end of the day, truth, justice, and the American way will carry the day.”

“I hope you’re right, Darren,” Frank said. “And for Trump’s sake, maybe they’ll be able to accouter his cell with a gold-plated commode.”


Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (vain), Ragtag Daily Prompt (sabotage), Daily Addictions (friend), Fandango’s One-World Challenge (cynic), The Daily Spur (carry), and Your Daily Word Prompt (accouter).

The Sense of Smell

Sprayed air freshener in hand on home interior backgroundEver since Johhny’s release from prison, the petty thief was unable to get the foul smelling reminders of his jail cell out of his nostrils. Try as he may, everywhere he went, the stench was inescapable. His impish friend suggested that Johhny carry a bottle of Febreze air freshener wherever he went so he might be able to cover up the smells redolent of his cell.

While the Febreze would temporarily mask the jail cell odor with a more fragrant aroma, it never lasted very long, transporting poor Johnny back to a place he never wanted to experience again.

So as a desperate move, he finally found a doctor who agreed to disable his olfactory nerves, thereby entirely eliminating Johnny’s sense of smell.

Johnny was thrilled that he could no longer smell anything that might remind him of his incarceration. Well, he was thrilled until he learned that the olfactory nerve is somewhat unusual among cranial nerves because it is capable of regeneration if damaged.


A0030D6E-1F70-48B9-840A-2ED119AF3967Written for Teresa’s Opposites Attract prompt, using the words fragrant and foul. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (release), Ragtag Daily Prompt (thief), Word of the Day Challenge (impish), and Your Daily Word Prompt (redolent).