For this year’s A to Z Challenge I’m going to attempt to post an old saying or adage each day of the month of April (except for Sundays). I’m going through the alphabet, with the first letter of the adage beginning with the first letter of the alphabet (A) and continuing for 26 adages in alphabetical order until I get through the entire alphabet by April 30 — from A to Z.
I don’t know if it can be done, but I’m going to give it the old college try. Here’s my April 7th adage and it starts with the letter F.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Consumed by guilt, I’m so ashamed.
Written for Shweta Suresh’s Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. This week’s prompt word is “guilt.” Please go check out her blog. Image credit: Martin Bolchover.
“I don’t understand,” she thought as she sat in a chair, “how it’s possible. It’s just not fair. We mannequins are surrounded by clothing. It’s all around us. And yet here we are, as naked as the day we were manufactured.”
“I know,” thought the headless silver mannequin standing next to her. “This is mortifying. There are racks of clothing items, and here we are, exposed to the world.”
The other headless mannequin thought, “The humans think we have no feelings, no pride, no shame.”
“Don’t worry,” the seated mannequin thought. “Our time will come soon enough. Then they’ll pay.”
Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl.
“Why are you doing this, brother?” she asked him.
“I must,” he said. “It is my duty. You have shamed the family by having pre-marital sex.”
“But brother,” she said, “I am your sister. It’s not right. You, yourself, have bedded a woman. A married woman at that.”
“I am a male, I am permitted to have relations with a woman outside of marriage,” he said. “You, are not. You have brought this on yourself.”
He continued to row the small rowboat to the center of the lake. Once there, he directed her to take off her life vest and turn around so he could bind her wrists.
“Don’t do this, brother,” she pleaded. “Let me go and I’ll disappear and never return.”
But before he said another word, she grabbed an oar and struck him hard on the head. She removed the life vest from his limp body and threw him overboard. “I am finally free!” she shouted, and picked up the oars and rowed to the far shore of the lake.
Written for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Photo credit: Yarnspinnerr.
According to a new CBS poll, 67 percent of Republicans approve of the way Trump is handling the Charlottesville aftermath, while 82 percent of Democrats disapproved. Still, a majority of Americans — 55 percent — did not like Trump’s post-attack reactions.
The poll was conducted from August 14 to 16. That means Trump’s infamous press conference on August 15, where he morally equated neo-Nazis to counter protesters on the left occurred in the middle of the polling.
Seriously, Republicans. What the fuck is wrong with you that two-thirds of you don’t have a problem with the buffoon who occupies the Oval Office? He is the laughing stock of the world. He is slowly destroying democracy in our country.
Do you really want the Republican Party to become the American Nazi Party? Have you no conscience? Have you no decency? Have you no shame?