Careful What You Wish For

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do you Believe in Magic?.” You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills? I think my friends, relatives and my bank account would greatly benefit if I woke up one day could could magically turn water into wine, any wine I want, and most importantly, at will. You see, there was a prophetess, Sybil, who asked Apollo for immortality, but she forgot to include the word “youthful” to her request. She became a shrivelled … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For

Advice from a Cube Dweller

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Take It From Me.” What’s the best piece of advice you’ve given someone that you failed to take yourself? Advice from a Cube Dweller The weight of the world felt like it hung on Rachel’s shoulders. She read the email and her heart sank. It felt as if she’d just lost her mind. What have I done? She whispered to herself. The email had come from her boss. Not her manager, a manager manages…this one bosses. “You didn’t catch that Matt had declined the meeting invite. You are not reading my calendar replies, … Continue reading Advice from a Cube Dweller

Daily Prompt: Truth or Dare, A Very Short Story

Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy? One day while on lunch break, Susan admitted to me once that her husband yelled at her for her honesty, or rather overly honest opinions. She once had told her husband what she thought about a family issue and it was not exactly welcomed. She was hurt by his anger in return of her honest assessment of the situation. I wondered how a husband could be so mean to his wife over nothing. Susan, was a bright middle-aged woman with an easy laugh and a sweet disposition. To … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Truth or Dare, A Very Short Story

Alma Matter

You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech. Good afternoon ladies, gentlemen, proud parents and siblings: We are gathered here to listen to me drone on with pearls of wisdom that you will remember about as long as the vibrations last in your ear. But that is okay because what I have to say will make some of you mad and maybe even want to take a swing at me. So if you forget shortly after, I have no fear in walking to my car. Others will … Continue reading Alma Matter