Keep Trying

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It’s been a bad day

It’s been a bad week

Let’s just skip ahead

It’s been a bad year

Covid has held us hostage

Barricaded in our own homes

Afraid of grocery stores

Because so few wear a mask right

It they wear one at all

But hope is around the corner

A light in the darkness

Vaccines are upon us

All you have to do

Is schedule an appointment

If you can figure out how

When appointments are always full

Keep searching and hit that refresh

Sooner or later you must get in


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

*just a quick note… life is getting to me and I have not been writing like I should. I am still going to attempt to unofficially do the A to Z April Challenge. So in a perfect world I will have two post every day… plus what I can write to catch up with the daily prompts. Thanks for sticking with me. (((HUGS)))

At Rope’s End

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“Are you really feeling that way?  Like you might snap at the next customer?”

“Yes, I am so sick of Covid and their insistence that they are fine without a mask or the fact most of them don’t know how to wear them right.  Then they ask me to wipe down the register… if they were really that concerned about it, they would wear their damn masks.”

“Listen, don’t jeopardize your job over a bunch of idiots.  Just keep wearing your mask and staying as far away as you can.  This can’t last forever.”

“It feels like it already has.”


(100 words)

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

Don’t Go Shopping With Him

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Janie looked at her husband with disgust.  “Why do you insist on being so obnoxious when we go shopping?  What you said to that poor girl was way out of line.  She was just doing her job.”

“I am so sick of masks and being told I have to wear them when I go out.  It makes me so claustrophobic. The president says it will be over soon and besides, we are not in one of those hot spot states.”

“Do you know why we are not a hot spot?”

“Because the rona doesn’t like us?” Jon said with a smile.

“No, because out community followed the scientist’s recommendations not the president’s.  And we have been wearing masks all along.”

“Fine, I won’t bitch at the person guarding the door anymore.”

“Thank you!”


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