a story of several tic-tacs

Today's Daily Prompt: Something So Strong: "Tell us the origin story of your best friend. How did you become friends? What is it that keeps your friendship rockin’ after all these years?" How could I not tell this story? ... Again. I met my best friend in middle school. Sixth grade. English class to be…

seven words. too few, too many.

According to today's Daily Post, "Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words." I wonder how he came up with seven. Why not nine? Or three? Wouldn't one be best anyway? Or how about none? But the challenge is to pick the seven words you…

a long walk…

If I was immortal... The first thing I would do is visit friends and family until they got sick of me. Then, I would take a walk.   A few other thoughts on today's Daily Prompt: No Longer a Mere Mortal: Bhishma's Tale (khanasweb.com) Daily Prompt: Longevity is... a Douglas-fir Tree (smallbluegreenfotos.wordpress.com) Superpup! (haikubyku.com) Daily Prompt: No Longer…

old man’s humor

The Daily Prompt today: Tell us a joke! Knock-knock joke, long story with a unexpected punchline, great zinger — all jokes are welcome!   My first real job was working at a grocery store. I was what they called a "service clerk". Which is a fancy name for the guy that bags groceries and gets…

daily prompt: singing in the rain – without the singing

The Daily Prompt today: Safe inside, toasty warm, while water pitter-patters on the roof… describe your perfect, rainy afternoon. My perfect rainy afternoon - first of all, I would be safe inside. It would be a warm, summer afternoon, and the raindrops would be big and fat, but not a lot of wind, so they'd be falling…

never say never

But The Daily Prompt said never today: Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about. Something I will never write about. See, what I can think about, I can write about. But can is different than will. I can write about yellow leprechauns building canoes out of pistachio shells in Antarctica, then paddling to…