A Muddle Over Spuddle

The word is “spuddle,” is a word unfamiliar to me. Perhaps it’s an anomaly, or an anagram of “puddles.“

Upon further examination, my findings are unsubstantiated, as the only reference I could find is to an obsolete, Southern England expression meaning “to make a lot of fuss about trivial things as if they are important.”

Well, I’m not going to make a fuss about an unimportant word like “spuddle.” Instead, I will throw caution to the wind and will be postponing by a day responding to any word prompts until tomorrow.

Because “spuddle” has turned my brain into muddle.

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (spuddle), Your Daily Word Prompt (anomaly), The Daily Spur (examination), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (unsubstantiated), My Vivid Blog (wind), and Word of the Day (postponing).

MLMM First Line Friday — Zoom

“Whatever you do, you can’t do that,” Sal said.

“Can’t do what?” I asked.

Don’t be sneaky, pal,” Sal said. “You know full well what I’m talking about.”

“Honestly, I don’t,” I said. “Can you give me an assist here? Cut me some slack, maybe?”

“I’ve already given you too much leeway,” Sal said. “And it gives me little comfort, but I have to put my foot down this time.”

“Listen, Sal,” I said. “Maybe I’ve developed a bunch of cobwebs in my head, but I have no idea what your objection is to my being on this afternoon’s conference call.”

Sal sighed. “The last conference call you were on you apparently forgot that it was a Zoom call. You stood up, had no pants on, and had a boner.”

“Oh right,” I said. “I guess I blocked that memory.”

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday, where the first line is, “Whatever you do, you can’t do that.” Also for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (sneaky), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (assist), Your Daily Word Prompt (leeway), The Daily Spur (comfort), Word of the Day Challenge (cobweb), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (conference).

The Big Lie

You may think his motives are noble, but he’s just regurgitating the same old Big Lie over and over again in his ill-conceived attempt to bring about a false sense of euphoria among his mostly brain dead supporters about his returning to office.

The whole foundation of the Big Lie is gnarly and quite rickety, and yet the majority of Republicans continue to polish his clearly rotten apple of an ego.

It’s truly beyond comprehension that so many have been duped by this madman.

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (noble), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (regurgitate), Ragtag Daily Prompt (euphoria), Word of the Day Challenge (gnarl), Your Daily Word Prompt (rickety), and My Vivid Blog (apple).


According to WordPress, as of today I have posted at least one post a day for 1,595 consecutive days. That’s 4.4 years! And my blog has only existed for 4.7 years. So it’s been a very long time since a day passed without me having posted.

Now I’m in a bit of a jam because if I miss a day, I’ll have to start my streak all over again. Oh the pressure to perform. How long can I keep this melody going? And, more important, is it worth it?

Is continuing to post daily really that important? Is the goal of posting daily an effectual use of my time? Is that how I want to encapsulate the remaining days I have left on earth?

You bet your ass it does. What else am I going to do with my time?

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (consecutive), My Vivid Blog (jam), Ragtag Daily Prompt (melody), The Daily Spur (worth), Your Daily Word Prompt (effectual), and Word of the Day Challenge (encapsulate).

Time to Call the Lawyer

Alex walked into his apartment to hear what sounded like chanting coming from the living room. He found his wife sitting in the corner with candles on the floor all around her. “What’s going on here, Tabitha?” Alex asked. “Is this another nonsensical screed of yours? It sounds almost like some of your brain neurons aren’t properly firing. You know, your crazy rants are beginning to wear thin on me,” Alex said to his wife.

“No, it’s not a rant or a screed,” Tabitha responded. “It’s an incantation that I read about.”

“An Incantation?” Alex said. “You mean like a spell or a curse? When did you decide to become a witch?”

“I’m not a witch,” Alex. “If you must know, this incantation is supposed to improve the relationship with someone you love. I’m desperate to save the remnants of our very broken marriage.”

“I can see consulting with a lawyer, a shrink, or even a priest, Tabitha,” Alex said, “but the casting a spell crap is just over the top, even for a crazy bitch like you.”

“You know, Alex,” Tabitha said. “You’re absolutely right. Forget about incantations and spells. It’s time to call a lawyer.”

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (screed), Ragtag Daily Prompt (neuron), The Daily Spur (wear), Word of the Day Challenge (incantation, My Vivid Blog (decide), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (remnant). Photo credit: iStock.