February 26th, 2021

writing

So, how did we do?

with our six words this week? They were:

Fascinate
Presidential
Snake
Enthusiasm
Code
Dressing

My effort:

Napoleon held up one tie and then another, frowning. “Should I wear this one or this one?”

His partner was pulling on a pair of dark socks with the enthusiasm of giving a snake mouth-to mouth resuscitation. “What does it matter? It’s not a Presidential event. I’m not even sure there’s a dressing code.”

“Dress code, Illya, not dressing. There may be many important men and fascinating women there.”

Illya groaned and stood. “It’s a birthday party for Waverly’s grandson. I recommend to limit your fascination to the ice cream and cake. This time.”

“This time…” Napoleon sighed. “Why not?”


How about you?
ravenskull

A fic for Lycomingst

Title: The Heavy Bear Goes With Me
Genre: Original work
Rating: R for implied violence against women and children
Word Count: 1568
Prompt: The Heavy Bear Goes With Me requested by lycomingst


My thanks to Sparky955 for her beta. I appreciate you more than you know. Lycomingst, sorry this is so dark. I really did try...


They met when they were quite young. Billy took him out of the box and it was love at first sight.

“Billy, what are you going to call your bear?”

“Heawy.”

His parents exchanged amused glances then. The child was still learning words and it was possible that he meant something else. “Billy, do you mean Harry?” Daddy asked. Billy was happy it was nice Daddy today.

“No, Heawy."

“Heavy?”

“Uh huh, he name is Heawy.”

“How do you know that?”

“He told me.”

He caught the bear’s neck and hugged him close. “I wuv Heawy.”

Mommy smiled. “He loves you, too. If you take care of him and love him always, Heavy will take care of you.”

And that’s the way it was. From that moment on. Heavy and Billy were two birds of a feather. Heavy was always there. He helped Billy be brave when he was scared, made him laugh with his antics when he was sad and each night, he’d whisper a sweet story into Billy’s ear, lulling him to dreamland.
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Thoughtful David McCallum

the friday 5 for February 26, 2021/ just wondering

spacefem posted to thefridayfive

This week's questions are in honor of engineers week, the letter e and the number 0...

1) What has been your favorite job?

2) What did you like about it?

3) How can a kid become like you when they grow up?

4) What safeguards do you use to avoid mistakes?

5) What's changed in the world that you've had a hard time keeping up with?

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