Shh… Listen to this One

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Have you heard the news?

There’s an unsubstantiated rumor going around,

She is with him now

And he just left them.

What about her son the doctor?

And did you know about the baby?

Stories fly faster than a bird ever flew.

Hungry for a peek inside other’s lives,

They gather together in bunches

And fan the building flames.

Some people just can’t get enough.

I have never cared for gossip

And try to never spread it forward,

But did you hear about …


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

Reflections

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“You must be crazy.  You mean to tell me she had the temerity to tell you that you need to monitor your kids more?”  Sally shook her head.  “I mean talk about needing to look in the mirror.  She has no room to talk with her son suspended last month for alcohol in his locker.”

“I know what Kevin and Kelly did was wrong, but it wasn’t for anything illegal like underage drinking AND drinking at school.  It was an alcohol-free party that just got too crowded and too loud.”  Mary looked tired.  She had been on the phone with parents most of the night.  “So what, the police came and broke up the party.  I know there is no gathering larger than 25 people outdoors allowed but everyone had on masks.  I just kind of wish I knew which neighbor called the police.”


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

Think Before You Speak

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Reading into something when there is nothing

Uttering words you know nothing about

Making a mountain out of a molehill

Observing things that aren’t there

Repeating questionable facts

Scuttlebutt around the office watercooler


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

Break Time Stories

Tina and Ann were in the break-room alone.  They were kind of huddled up close across the table.  Tina whispered, “Did you hear the latest dirt about Karen in accounting?”

Ann got a shocked look on her face and said, “No, what has Miss Perfect done?  Will it knock her off her high horse?”

Tina began, “I heard the police came to her house…” she was interrupted by Dave walking into the break-room. “Ann, my break is over.  I will talk to you after work, ok?”

Ann, hungry for more gossip said, “Sure, see you at five o’clock out front.”

 

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