Weekend Writing Prompt — The Stakes Are High

The magnitude of the election
Just ten days away
Makes me very nervous
There have been vigorous debates
A consideration of the values
Americans hold dear
I find it strange that some
Still support the man
Whose ethics, integrity, and morals
He keeps locked deep inside him
In his vault of depravity
Vote him out NOW


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (magnitude), Word of the Day Challenge (nervous), Your Daily Word Prompt (vigorous), The Daily Spur (consideration), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (strange). Also for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “vault” and we must us 56 words.Photo at the top is of the cover of a book by Michael Anton.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Lucid

“It’s something to ponder,” he said.

“You’re not showing much enthusiasm,” his sister said. “But without divine intervention, we need to take action, even under duress.”

“Mom does have her lucid moments.”

“Face it, it’s time to set sails for the nursing home.”

(43 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “lucid.”Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ponder), The Daily Spur (enthusiasm), Ragtag Daily Prompt (divine), Your Daily Word Prompt (duress), and Word of the Day Challenge (sails).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Asinine

“Every time I see his face, hear his voice, or read about yet another asinine thing he’s done, it makes me want to scream,” Larry yelled at the TV screen.

“You need to keep your wits about you,” Sandy said. “Sometimes you’re too obdurate when it comes to you politics. You need to try to see things through a different prism.”

Larry sighed. “If you weren’t such a sexy, sultry broad, I’d dump you.”


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “asinine” and we must use exactly 74 words.Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (scream), Your Daily Word Prompt (obdurate), Ragtag Daily Prompt (prism), and Word of the Day (sultry).

Weekend Writing Prompt — The Charity Auction

“Damn,” Heather said. “They made a switch to the delivery date, which means a smaller variety of items here for the charity auction. So much for philanthropy.”

(27 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “heather.”Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (switch), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (delivery), Ragtag Daily Prompt (variety), and Your Daily Word Prompt (philanthropy).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Zany

“It has to be the Three Stooges,” Dave said.

“Nah, they weren’t zany,” Chuck said, “they were slapstick. “I’m going with the Marx Brothers.”

“Oh yeah,” Dave countered, “what about Abbott and Costello or Laurel and Hardy?”

“Monty Python was the very definition of zany,” Chuck said.

“The Smothers Brothers.”

“Martin and Lewis.”

“Donald Trump.”

“He’s not zany. He’s just plain crazy.”

(62 words)


Written for this week’s Weekend Writing Prompt from Sammi Cox, where the word is “zany.” Who do you think was (or is) the zaniest comedy team?