Weekend Writing Prompt — Delicate

72924BC3-E99A-4333-9F93-FF7BBAD1E46E“I can’t help it that I’m high strung. What can I say? I’m an emotional and caring person,” Charlotte said.

First, Charlotte, you don’t have to be defensive about being a caring person,” Alice said. “There’s nothing wrong with wanting to take care of your yard.”

“To me, the simplicity of yard work is very fulfilling,” Charlotte said. “Listening to the radio, tending to the flowers, the bushes, and the lemon and orange trees brings me so much pleasure. And it’s not something just anyone can do, you know. It’s delicate work. It take a special skill, a green thumb.”

“Whatever floats your boat,” Alice said.

(106 words)


B495597C-AB51-420C-A191-7ECE6044F5D0Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “delicate” in exactly 106 words. Because Sammi was generous with the word count for this prompt, I’ve included these daily prompts from yesterday: Word of the Day Challenge (emotional), Daily Addictions (caring), Ragtag Daily Prompt (simplicity), The Daily Spur (radio), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (anyone).

Also written for yesterday’s inaugural edition of Di’s Three Things Challenge, where the words were “first,” “orange, and “yard.”

Weekend Writing Prompt — A Night at the Museum

2BDD04FA-F8F9-4390-8587-31587AA31AADEveryone who worked at the fine arts museum was aghast at what they saw when they arrived that morning. Someone apparently broke in during the night and used a Sharpie marker to deface all of the paintings featuring nude subjects by blacking out all of the exposed private parts, including genitals and bare breasts, shown in the paintings.

The media showed up to report on what happened. The head curator was livid about what happened. “This is a new one on me, and it’s not funny,” he told the reporters. “Sharpie markers are permanent. These beautiful works of art have been destroyed by some fanatic who apparently believes that nudity is pornographic and wanted to cover what he or she found offensive. This act has ruined the concinnity of this great museum. I have some advice for this disturbed person. The naked human body is not pornographic.”

(147 words)


9FB50980-1E25-4A6E-9604-084EDCA9533EWritten for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “museum” in exactly 147 words. Because Sammi was generous with the word count for this prompt, I’ve included these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (marker), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nude), Daily Addictions (new), The Daily Spur (funny), Your Daily Word Prompt (concinnity), and Word of the Day Challenge (advice). Image credit: The Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Teapot Dome Scandal

15714936-0E1F-4373-B573-4223F683A6D3Back in the Twenties there was a scandal involving the President of the United States. It was called “The Teapot Dome Scandal.” The scandal got its name from a natural rock formation in Wyoming called the Teapot Dome.

What will future historians will call all of Trump’s scandals?

(48 words)


FE3CCD60-1A3B-4EA3-AA6B-50AD68EF6C97Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “teapot” in exactly 48 words. Photo credit: WyoHistory.org.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Aged

C3458EAC-8A05-4888-9E5F-CC89353451FCI’m like a classic automobile,

A wedge of aged cheese,

Or a bottle of vintage wine.

Okay, fine.

I’m an old fart.

(22 words)


BCCA1279-EAB7-473D-AE13-9DB7DFE231B1Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “vintage” in exactly 22 words. Image credit: Pixabay.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Tinkertoys

00E94325-8B23-463B-984F-12496C0D6BCFAs a kid, I liked to trying to figure out how things worked, and I figured there was no better way to do that than to take them apart. Unfortunately, when I would try to put them back together, they never seemed to worked anymore.

My father told me that I could no longer tinker with any of the things in our house. But that was okay because he bought me a wonderful Tinkertoy set.

(75 words)


01AB86A6-CF5F-41D4-B4E4-02B067678270Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “tinker” in exactly 75 words.