Prompt Fiction

3WW: We’re Married Now

The three words to use in a story this week are:

  • Cleanse
  • Knead
  • Melt

Thanks for reading.

My new wife kneaded my shoulders. Her fingers were strong and capable. It felt good. It felt really good. I began imagining those fingers on other parts of my body.

“Hey, why don’t we stay in tonight and …” I turned around, waggled my brows and gave her what I hope was a charming and persuasive smile.

She huffed out an irritated breath and stopped the massage.

“What? No! This is our honeymoon, we’ve got to live it up. I want to take that night tour we’ve been talking about and did you see the food buffet when we came up? To DIE for. I can’t wait to stuff my face. We can,” she fluttered her hand in front of her face and frowned, “do that other stuff later. Hell, we have our whole lives to do that – we’ll never be in Barbados again.”

An image of my obese mother-in-law suddenly popped into my head. Her dress had been so tight at the wedding, I was seriously afraid she would rip a seam and flash the entire church. I swallowed. Surely my size eight wife wouldn’t look like that someday, would she?

I got up from the side of the bed and turned to help Connie off the fluffy mattress. She stumbled and fell into my arms.

I turned on the charm and gently kissed the pulse just behind her earlobe.

“Oh come on,” I coaxed. “We’re going to be here all week. Let’s order room service and watch porn. Maybe we’ll get some ideas.” I again waggled my brows and waited for her to giggle at my pathetic attempts to flirt with her.

“Danny.” She frowned and pushed me away. “Get real. I don’t want to have sex right now.”

“But you always melt when I hug you,” I whined. I knew I sounded pathetic, but I was sort of hurt. Where was my sex kitten?

“Married people don’t melt,” she snapped and grabbed her purse. “I’m going downstairs. Are you coming?”

I blinked, shocked at her coldness. “You seriously don’t want to stick around the hotel room tonight?”

She placed a hand on her hip and looked impatient.

I guess that was my answer.

“It’s already 7:30, Danny. They start closing the buffet table down at 8:00. Look,” she purred and moved closer to me. “I’ll save us a table. Why don’t you freshen up, maybe change into that navy shirt I like so much, and meet me downstairs, okay?”

I looked down at my clothes. What was wrong with what I was wearing?

She gave me a chaste kiss on the cheek and left the room.

I sighed and walked out onto the balcony. I leaned up against the railing and took a cleansing breathe. The reds and oranges from the setting sun was gorgeous. Too bad my new wife had no interest in sharing it with me.

I had a terrible feeling I had just made a huge mistake.

Inspired by this PostSecret:

Parenting, Politics

Scaring Our Children into Thinking a Certain Way

Just saw this juicy little tidbit on Twitter and had to share it with you all …

Get this, they are actually showing this video to GRADE SCHOOL kids in Canada:

GRADE SCHOOL kids, people. That is just SICK! I wonder how many of those poor children will have nightmares over this nonsense. NOT to mention, how many children will grow up thinking that it’s TRUE.

THIS is the reason conservatives get so bent out of shape whenever something like this is shown to our children. Forget that it’s disturbing, scary and sad to an eight-year old mind, but it indoctrinates our children into thinking a certain way, which is PRECISELY the goal, I assure you.

Look. I have NO problem discussing Global Warming or any other such nonsense topics as long as people/teachers/parents discuss the OTHER side of the argument as well.

Same goes for Evolution, to use another example. Sure, teach our children the theory of evolution, THEN teach the other side of the coin, creationism. After both sides of the issue have been presented, talk about it, debate it, examine the facts, dissect the rationalization that both sides give for an issue. Give the children (and people in general) ALL of the facts and then allow those children (people) to make up their own minds.

When you only present one side of an issue, then you are brainwashing people into believing the information being fed to them. And when people are brainwashed, then they are easily manipulated into doing, living, VOTING a certain way.

But back to this Global Warming issue, I’ve blogged before how I personally think Global Warming is a bunch of hooey, but that’s the conclusion I came to after examining the issue from both sides of the aisle. However, just because I don’t believe in the scare tactics that our government tries to feed us about how the world is coming to an end because of man-made Global Warming (and the Earth is indeed heating up – but not at the rate they want you to believe and definitely not like the video above has portrayed – I still can’t believe they are actually showing that to children – but I don’t believe it’s because of man that it’s happening), I DO believe we could ALL do better in taking care of our Earth. We can definitely make changes and we definitely waste way too many resources. But that’s the funny thing about humans, they learn. And act. And we’ve already made HUGE strides in the right direction. Can we do better? Absolutely!! But do I think we’re going to end up with a barren world where animals commit suicide because it’s the better alternative to living on a destroyed world?


This is just another example of how we, as parents, as people, need to constantly be aware of what’s going on around us and to take issue with things like this being shoved onto our children. Again, show BOTH sides of the issue (and make it age appropriate for God’s sake), and then discuss it. Don’t just show one side of an issue and deem it “right” or “correct.”

That’s irresponsible and just plain wrong.

At any rate, I found the following video about Global Warming very interesting. Note how the guest speaker mentions that the other networks wouldn’t even interview him or how Al Gore and his followers repeatedly refused to discuss, or debate, these scientists who dared to disagree with them. To me, that says two things:

1. They can’t debate it because their facts are skewed and they know it.
2. The media hand picks and chooses what it shows to the public. That right there should be enough to raise a few warning flags in my book.

Pay attention folks. There is some crazy stuff going on out there.