Weekend Writing Prompt — 21st Century Hermit

I’m ready to go live in a cave
To insulate myself from the insanity
That has taken over the world
All I need is electricity
Heat, AC, and running water
And WiFi, of course

(Exactly 34 words)


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

Weekend Writing Prompt — Bite Me

The detective thrust a photo of the girl in Tony’s face. “Do you know her? And don’t you dare have the temerity to lie to me. Take stock of your life, Tony. Your answer could be pivotal in this case. If you cooperate, I’ll offer you a clean slate. My philosophy is you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. So?”

Tony looked at the detective and said, “Bite me.”

(Exactly 69 words)


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

Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (thrust), My Vivid Blog (girl), Weekly Prompts (stock), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (answer), Your Daily Word Prompt (pivotal), The Daily Spur (cooperate), Ragtag Daily Prompt (clean slate), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (philosophy).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Good Intentions

At the stroke of midnight
I said goodnight
To yet another less than fulfilling year
But today is a new beginning
A harbinger of what could be
And I will commit
To looking ahead
To finding the light
To fighting off dissent
Until dinner tonight

(Exactly 45 words)

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

Also for these daily prompts: Scott’s Daily Prompt (stroke of midnight), Word of the Day Challenge (beginning), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (harbinger), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (commit), My Vivid Blog (ahead), Ragtag Daily Prompt (light), Your Daily Word Prompt (dissent), and The Daily Spur (dinner).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Make It Stop!

Thankfully tomorrow
The inescapable din
Of continuous Christmas music
Will be over until next year
Starting again before Thanksgiving

(Exactly 19 words)


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

Photo credit: skynesher/Getty Images/iStockphoto.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Do I Look Familiar to You?

You look familiar.
I’ve seen you before.
You pass me on the street.
You have been hectoring me,
Whenever you see me.
You look at me with disdain.
You feel the need to degrade me.
You just want to rain on my parade.
I’m not prodigious like you.
I’m just taciturn in your eyes,
Someone who is unworthy.
But I do have worth.
You just need to open your eyes
And learn to see
The extraordinary in the ordinary.

(Exactly 79 words)


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

Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (hectoring), The Daily Spur (feel), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (degrade), My Vivid Blog (rain), Your Daily Word Prompt (prodigious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (taciturn), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (the extraordinary in the ordinary).