When the woman walked into the room, conversations were suddenly quieter, and people turned to stare, but the woman coming into the room didn’t seem to notice, or maybe she just soaked in the attention. The woman who turned heads was Annie and she was on a mission.
Annie instantly scanned the room and was zeroed in on the company vice president. She looked the type who didn’t waste time with small potatoes. She could smell the money.
In no time at all there were seven men around Annie, and not all of them were single. You could hear her laughter followed by theirs all across the apartment. Within a short half an hour Annie was practically draped across the company president. She began to weave her web and lure him further in towards her lair.
That night set in motion an unstoppable force. Annie’s wanton ways and thirst for power had her seated on the board of directors and a major shareholder in just months. And she had only just begun.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – wanton
I am going to stretch this word of the day a little bit… just enough to make room for another F. The band Mason Proffit was a group I grew up listening to their music. I was too young when they were at their height in the 60s and 70s but we had albums my parents and sister played all the time. I still to this day know most of the words to the songs off the albums Moving Toward Happiness and Two Hangman.
I grew up mostly after the group had disbanded. I even heard through a friend that one of the Talbot brothers became a monk. All I know is in the 2000s I got a shock. Mason Proffit had reformed with a new group of musicians and was playing a concert in my state! I was over the moon and HAD TO go. I did. My sister, daughter and I all went to the show and the music sounded as good as ever. They even played a few new songs… but I was there for the ones I knew by heart. And they did not disappoint.
I will share the one song of theirs I used to occasionally hear on a local radio station back in the 80s. I will refrain from sharing every song I like (there are a LOT). So listen to the lyrics of this one and enjoy the many layers of vocals at the end.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – profit
She walks into the bar and seems out of place. She has a designer bag strapped across her shoulder and matching shoes. Her clothing did not come from any discount store and maybe were custom made. But all this wealth is not something she flaunts. She has an amazing natural beauty that outshines any label she could wear.
She smiles at the bartender and goes to a booth near the back. All she is there for is a beer and a chance to sing some karaoke. This is her once a month drug. The music, the beer and the audience all fuel the memories of lost chances. She gave it all up when he asker her to marry him. In return she has gotten so much, but still longs for things she used to have.
She takes the last drink of her beer setting a tip on the table and starts to head for home. Another night of downhome fun sure beats the solitude she lives every day up on the hill.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – flaunt
If schism was just strictly about division or separation, I have had my share of that in my life. But according to all I saw, it dealt with groups or religions that were split because of differing views and I don’t want to get into politics. I would really like to end the year with some more positive posts if possible. At the very least none forced or uncomfortable. So here is the thing, I did a search of schism and one of the first things that came up was a song by Tool. You know I love music! So, an idea was born to mumble a little and share the video. And that is how this post was born.
I figure other people may have shared this too since I am so late to the party. BUT, since I am so late maybe you have forgotten the song and rediscover it all over again. Ok… it is Sunday night with only a short week left in the year. Use your time wisely!
Many of you are spending the day with family and friends today celebrating Christmas. Some of you celebrated Hanukkah recently. And there are many other special days you may be celebrating around the world. So, instead of a simple Merry Christmas I wish all of you a happy everything! (((HUGS)))