Last Minute Invitation

“You can’t be serious!” the woman exclaimed as she stood up.  She walked across the living room and turned around, “after all this planning now you are not even going to be here for our Superbowl party?”

The man shifted in his seat looking uncomfortable, “He is my boss Diane.  I have to go.  If it was anyone else, I would have just invited them here, but I have a certain image to uphold at work.”

“Your precious image will be tarnished with your friends and family and that is ok, but heaven forbid you look less than perfect for Mr. Paulson.  Just go ahead and renege on your plans, but you better be here to help with the cleanup.”

“Yes Diane, I will.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – renege

Stupid Cupid

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Sometimes it feels

Like I am in a conspiracy

The fates or cupid

Have it out for me

They get my hopes up

Then dash them with goodbyes

Will I ever find a lasting love

Will the next one be the right one

All I can do is wait and hope

That one day my love will come

And I can be happy at last


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – conspiracy

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – January 31

Another week has come and gone, so it is once again time for Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF).  This week I reach back two years to a post I did for the word prompt cavity.  I hope you enjoy it!


I have a hole in my chest
A place where a heart once belonged
It is now an hollow cavity
An echo of love lost
For you took my heart with you
When you walked out the door
And I have felt nothing but emptiness
Since you left me alone