One Regret

“Was they guy who gave you that tattoo high when he did it?” Alex asked Annette.

“We did share a bottle of wine before he got started,” Annette said, holding up her arm for Alex to admire. “It was really quite invigorating. Don’t you love it?”

“I certainly understand the sentiment,” Alex said, “but did you take a close look at what your tattoo actually says?”

“Of course I did,” Annette said. “No Regrets.”

“You know, Annette,” Alex said, “when I proofread my draft blog posts, sometimes my eyes see what my brain expects them to see, not what is actually there.”

“What, exactly, are you trying to say?”

“The word ‘regrets’ is misspelled.”

Annette held her arm out and looked carefully at her new tattoo. “Okay,” she said. “Maybe one regret.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt tattoo), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (high), The Daily Spur (wine), and My Vivid Blog (invigorating).

#WDYS — Up to No Good

Elizabeth had always been a good girl. One might even say she was a real life Goody Two-Shoes, who would never do anything wrong, much less immoral. Quite to the contrary, she was extremely virtuous, and, as a result, at the ripe old age of 24, she had never been intimate with a man. Or with another woman, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Quite frankly, Elizabeth had grown tired of being a good girl. She hated it when guys (or girls) called her a cold bitch and she figured, with Halloween just around the corner, it was a good time to change her reputation to be a hot witch rather than a cold bitch.

Elizabeth walked into a Starbucks, ordered a pumpkin spice latte, and when she got to her table, she pulled a piece of cloth and her black Sharpie pen out of her handbag and started to sketch out a tattoo that she would get on her lower back later that day.

From now on, Elizabeth would no longer be a Goodie Two-Shoes. Elizabeth would solemnly swear to be up to no good.


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Valeriia @ Pexels.

Who Won The Week? 07/12/2020

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

DD8F1DA0-A48A-4688-AECE-565A0E034F21As much as it pains me to do so, I’m declaring that Roger Stone won the week. Who is Roger Stone you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Stone is an American conservative political consultant, lobbyist, and convicted felon who was convicted on seven counts, including witness tampering and lying to federal investigators. On February 20, 2020, he was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison.

A political operative since the late 60s, Stone has worked on the campaigns of Republican politicians, including Richard Nixon’s and Donald Trump’s. He’s been described as a “self-proclaimed dirty trickster,” a “renowned infighter,”a “seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics,” a “mendacious windbag,” a “veteran Republican strategist,” and a “political fixer.”

With respect to Trump’s campaign, Stone lied to Congress about foreign interference in the 2016 election and having pressured a witness to do the same. Stone was the person who gave the Trump campaign its first heads up about Julian Assange’s and Wikileaks’ ability to upend U.S. politics by publishing its cache of damaging materials hacked by Russia, that would go on to cripple Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.

Well, this week the most corrupt president since Richard Nixon, commuted Roger Stone’s prison sentence, essentially making Stone a free man. How long will it be before Stone gets a tattoo of Donald Trump on his back to match his Richard Nixon tattoo?19355CA4-6106-4350-A826-C5A8516A9EACNow it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?

FOWC with Fandango — Tattoo

FOWCWelcome to August 24, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “tattoo.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.