Tina was an investigative reporter for the local newspaper. Her job was to ask probing questions and to get answers from local officials in her dogged pursuit of corruption.
Together with her assigned photographer, she would conduct interviews with council members and was known to occasionally tear one apart with her relentless questioning.
It wasn’t log before Tina’s reputation for rooting out corruption in her home town earned her the nickname, “Tenacious Tina.”
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “tenacious” in exactly 73 words.Also for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Opposing Forces Saturday Mix, where the words are “answer/question” and “together/apart.”
She was a ravishing beauty who commanded the attention of the town’s menfolk. With little effort, her success at garnering the admiration of their husbands alarmed the women of the town.
They gathered at the home of the most prominent among them, and they plotted how to betray her as a witch, for surely only witchcraft could so enchant their husbands.
One night, without warning, she was summoned to meet with the ladies at the old smelting factory on the fringe of town, where she was unceremoniously thrown into a crucible of boiling oil, never to be heard from again.
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “crucible.”Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ravishing), MMA Storytime (effort), The Daily Spur (success), Your Daily Word Prompt (betray), Word of the Day Challenge (warning), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (fringe).
“The difference in the vote count was marginal. There’ll have to be a runoff election, Senator,” the aide said.
“May the best man win,” the candidate said.
“Or the best woman.”
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “marginal.”
“Dad, you’re such a luddite,” Stephanie said. “You’re still using a flip phone for your cellphone, your only computer is a TRS-80 from Radio Shack, you still have a fax machine and a VCR. Your television is a tube TV, and your record collection is made up of old 45s.”
“Hey, I am not a luddite,” Henry said. “I embrace technology. My typewriter is an electric one. Now excuse me while I go to my man cave and play Pac-Man on my Atari.”
“You’re not a luddide, Dad. You’re a troglodyte,” Stephanie said.
Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt from Sammi Cox, where the word is “troglodyte.”
“It’s so damn humid,” Daniel complained. “I’m feeling so languid. I don’t mind the heat, but this mugginess is killing me. I’m literally doing nothing and yet I’m sweating like a pig. I’m more accustomed to dry heat.”
“Well, you’ll just have to export yourself back to Phoenix,” Jimmy said.
“Or import the dry air from Phoenix.”
Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt from Sammi Cox, where the word is “languid” in 57 Words.Also for the Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, where the word pairs are humid and dry and import and export.