Weekend Writing Prompt/JusJoJan —Climate Change

7A3FC3C3-ED57-4D20-BD77-3F87CE8C4178“What is it about the gravity of the situation that you can’t seem to grasp?” Janice asked. “Don’t brush me off with your usual argument that climate change is just a hoax.”

“I don’t believe climate change is a hoax,” Richard said. “I just don’t think it’s going to devour all life as we know it on our planet by, what’s the date, 2030 or something?”

“So you don’t believe 97% of climate scientists who are saying we’ve got only about a decade before there is irrevocable damage to the planet?” Janet asked.

“I just have an easygoing temperament,” Richard said. “I don’t go crazy over things I can’t control.”

(108 words)


68F3F1B9-0E27-4B85-A534-73734CB5DDCEWritten for Linda G. Hill’s JusJoJan prompt word, “gravity,” and for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “devour” in exactly 108 words. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (brush), Daily Addictions (date), and Your Daily Word Prompt (temperament).

And for what it’s worth, I personally don’t agree with Richard on this topic.

Weekend Writing Prompt — New Life

New LifeIt’s a brand new year and it’s time for new beginnings. I need to change my whole outlook on life. I need to stop being so vulnerable. I have to cease being such a lollygag. I must try a novel approach that will enable me to ascend to new heights in this coming year.

This is my resolution for 2020.

(60 words)


A089FB0A-81EC-41B9-9655-ABB50D8325C1Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “lollygag” in exactly 60 words. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (new beginnings), Daily Addictions (stop), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vulnerable), The Daily Spur (novel), Your Daily Word Prompt (ascend), and Word of the Day Challenge (resolution).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Complex

9a25c6f3-5024-4161-bab6-bf7a66d31f25.jpegOur world is complex. At times, it can seem overwhelming. Everyone is connected to everyone else. Our phones, our appliances, our homes are “smart.” I wonder who is listening in and tracking my every move.

I sometimes long for simpler times.

(41 words)


32E8802D-CE56-472F-B009-602C2B21DC2CWritten for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “complex” in exactly 41 words.

Weekend Writing Prompt — The Lesser of Two Evils

79C517A7-DDB3-4090-AF33-DA42C9776E68“The hubris of the man is unmatched,” Mark said. “I wish that some Republicans in the Senate would vote to remove him.”

“I think you’re being a bit rash, my friend,” Danny said. “Sure, Trump is a total moron, but if he’s kicked out office, Pence will take his place. You know what will happen then, don’t you?”

“Yeah, guys like us will be sent to gay conversion therapy camps,” Mark said.

“Exactly,” Danny said. “So let’s just finish putting the tinsel on the tree and cherish the excitement and joy of Christmas.”

(94 words)


4B89D220-C6A8-4210-8527-027C49EEFA15 Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “hubris” in exactly 94 words. Also for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (wish), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rash), Word of the Day Challenge (tinsel), Your Daily Word Prompt (cherish), The Daily Spur (excitement), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (joy)