Weekend Writing Prompt — Or So We Hope

His speeches were vacuous
Sprinkled with meaningless clichés
And vivid imagery of
A better America

He told us how great he was
How rich
How smart
But beneath the veneer
Of his impressive words
He spoke of foolish things

Empty promises he couldn’t keep
Myriad lies that few could gainsay
Yet he went on and on
Conning the gullible
The easily swayed
Selling them his snake oil
As a cure for all their ills

But enough of us
Saw through his con
And we were able to dump him

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “vivid.” Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images.

(Exactly 89 words)

Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vacuous), Word of the Day Challenge (impressive), Ragtag Daily Prompt (foolish things), Your Daily Word Prompt (gainsay), and The Daily Spur (dump).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Tessellate

Sammi Cox has challenged us to write a 58 word post using the word “tessellate.”

I’ve never heard of or used that word before.

So I googled it. Tessellate means “to form into or adorn with mosaic.”

Now all I have to do is to figure out how to fit it into a post.

Fuhgeddaboudit. I give up.

(58 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Paperwork

“Did you complete all of the requisite paperwork?” the bank’s loan officer, Michelle, asked Larry.

“Yes, but why do you require all of that crap?” Larry asked, feinting naivety.

“You’re a smart guy, Larry,” Michelle said. “You know that extensive documentation is inevitable. Failure to be accurate in your disclosures would be a grave mistake.”

“But it’s such a hassle and so damn time consuming,” Larry said. “Don’t you have researchers on your team who can dig up all of that information? I bet if I were Donald Trump….”

Michelle interrupted him. “You’re on a slippery slope, Larry.”

(Exactly 98 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word his “requisite.”

Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (require), Your Daily Word Prompt (feint), The Daily Spur (inevitable), MMA Storytime (grave), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (slope).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Poetic Justice

I woke up to find that she had put a thick tether around my neck and tied the other end to a large rock. “It’s time for a change,” she said.

Feeling the collar and leash around my neck, I became frantic. “What kind of change? What are you going to do to me?”

She laughed. “I was planning to disunite your penis from your body, given your history of cheating. The symbolic nature of that act, albeit somewhat medieval, would serve as a measure of poetic justice.

(80 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “tether” in exactly 80 words.

Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (rock), MMA Storytime (change), Word of the Day Challenge (frantic), Your Daily Word Prompt (disunite), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (symbolic).