He sat at the bar staring at his drink. How could she have done this? Why was she unfaithful? He swirled the ice in his glass and took another drink. He knew his friend was taken in by her beauty, but he didn’t know the extent of that draw. How could he do this? One more swig of the liquid in his glass and the ice clicked against the sides of the glass. He signaled to the bartender to fix him another scotch on the rocks. The two of them together was so hard to fathom, but all he could see when he closed his eyes was the two of them kissing. He would not let his mind imagine more. He took the drink from the bartender and swallowed more of the alcohol. He would do all he could to drown the truth until he was numb.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – liquid
He stood at the curb, keys in his hands. Her coat draped over his arm. And he fidgeted back and forth waiting. He looked at his watch and sighed.
He heard her heels clicking at the top of the stairs, “I am on my way Harold.” She turned the corner towards the top of the stairs and was like a dream vision in her descent.
“You look ravishing my dear, that color really looks fantastic. Are you wearing a new dress?” She was suspicious, something didn’t seem right. And then it hit her. She woke up with only one thought, “If only he would notice me and what I wear.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ravishing
To see the display of violence that took place at our capitol yesterday… I must speak up. I must say I fear for our country. I fear that evil has taken hold of the democracy I grew up in. I heard today there was talk of invoking the 25th amendment. I feel helpless here, unable to do anything to save the United States in the last few days of Donald Trump’s presidency.
But maybe that is not right. I have already done my patriotic right, like millions of other Americans did, by voting in the general election last November. And it has been registered and verified and certified and any other “fied” it needs to be. It was saved from the destruction of the rioters when someone grabbed the boxes it was transported in. It has been made official in congress that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be in power in less than two weeks now. I just hope we make it that long.
What happened Wednesday at the capitol cannot happen again. We cannot turn a blind eye to it either. We need to make sure the guilty parties are punished to the full extent of the law. I am still haunted by the fact that our president said he “loved” the rioters… how can he defend them when they attacked our government? Does anyone have the answer?
Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) – epitome
Billy was sitting on the floor of the warehouse. He was supposed to be scanning boxes on the shelves. Instead he was wondering why his watch always gained minutes. Was it a flaw in the craftmanship of the watch, a reaction to his energy output, his aura? His supervisor came around the corner to see Billy looking at his watch. “Well surprise, surprise. You are once again doing nothing. How often I find you remiss in your duties is unacceptable. When you do work you are great, but you need to learn how to stay focused. I am afraid I am going to have to let you go,” his boss said and shook his head.
Billy just sighed and stood up. Handed over his electronic counter to his former boss and said, “I really need to be part of a think tank… thinking is where I excel.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – remiss