Weekend Writing Prompt — The Gold Digger

703C0F4E-0677-4290-9B4A-606A4BA32E32His friends tried to warn him. “She’s a gold digger,” they said. “Get a prenup,” they advised. But he ignored them. He was in love, and love is blind.

He looked at her, sitting across the table. He saw that look of ineffable satisfaction on her face, a look that said it all. She had persevered, and now he was left alone, defeated, and humiliated. She had won it all.

(70 words)


141E92B0-D260-4A9A-8789-A2C5F6D80077 Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “ineffable” in exactly 70 words.

Thursday Inspiration — The Puzzle of Love

img_0181Last night I know I hurt you, but I hope you’ll give me a chance to make up for the harm I’ve done. I’m so sorry and I hope you’ll let me prove to you how bad I feel.

Love, to me, is like a puzzle and I’ve always had trouble getting all of the pieces to fit neatly together. I want to create a beautiful picture of the two of us, but some of the pieces are missing and it makes me angry. Very, very angry. And then I say or do something really stupid.

My darling, only love can break a heart, and only love can mend it again. Please try to forgive me. Let’s work on this puzzle together, my love. Can we work to finish the beautiful picture of the two of us as one? Will you let me hold you and love you for always and always?


Inspired by Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “heart.” And by this song, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and recorded by Gene Pitney.

Weekly Song Challenge — Love, Food, and Sunshine

Musical NotesFor this week’s Weekly Song Challenge, Laura has asked us to post three videos — a song that reminds us of a loved one, of food or drink, and of rain or sunshine.

Her rules are:

  • Copy the rules and add them to our own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
  • Post music videos for our answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people anyone who wants to participate!

So here goes.

1. Post a video of a song that reminds you of a loved one.

2. Post a video of a song that mentions a food or drink.

3. Post a video of a song that talks about rain or sunshine.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Give it a go.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — June 14

Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year. I’ve had this blog for two years, so I have only 2017 and 2018 to draw from.

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer followers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?

Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 7th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

It would be great if everyone who reads this post would scroll down to the comments and check out the posts that others provide links to.


I originally posted this one on June 14, 2018. It was written in response to my own FOWC with Fandango prompt, “debonair.”

You’re Not Like He Is

84985561-1D78-4E26-8924-FCA3DBB37743You’re not debonair like he is.

You’re not sophisticated like he is.

You’re not suave like he is.

You’re not dashing like he is.

You’re not classy like he is.

You’re not elegant like he is.

You’re not gallant like he his.

That’s why I love you and not him.


Image credit: Eric Scales at ericscalessketchbook.blogspot.com.