#ThursdayThoughts: Not a prompt but a post.

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No ten word prompt today, it’s been a very tiring week and my brain is not up to the task. Sorry everyone who likes to participate.

But we can just hang out instead.

It’s sunny today, and quiet, more quiet than you might expect. My mom is doing better, which is also probably more than you would expect.

I’ve told you she’s tough.

Meanwhile, I feel like a dinghy with a hole in it, slowly leaking air as it’s pulled along by a huge boat it cannot control.

Life is not for wimps.

Hmm, I’m sounding more morose than I actually feel, I’m more in need of a nap than anything else. Maybe that will even happen.

I did eat hospital food this week, which could lead to a migraine and it’s possible that’s what it is, those early stages where I start feeling as though I’m made of cement. Let’s hope it’s not that.

Anyway, that’s it for me today. Have a great Thursday (and if you want to use the image as a prompt anyway, go for it!).

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Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#TuesdayThoughts: tired

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Here’s my #MomUpdate “Crash.” It’s been a long few days.

It’s sunny today, though, and not hot but not cold. It’s that Fall window in Chicago, the kind of time that could be the perfect Hollywood representation of the season.

And it has been, no doubt, many times.

People are still talking about the royal mess, and it seems to me that the monarchy doesn’t have long to go. Why it’s a continual trending topic for me on twitter, I have no idea.

I’m far more interested in trump’s clandestine golf course meeting yesterday, where there was a whole thicket of them in khaki pants and no golf clubs, talking about something serious.

Unpleasant substances and fans, no doubt.

Anyway, that’s it for me today. Have a great Tuesday and I will try to recharge as much as I can.

Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts: Promptless

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No ten word prompt this week, having some slight technical problems, and I don’t have the patience to try to figure out what isn’t working.

So it goes.

I’ll take it as a sign that we should all keep our eyes forward toward the hearing tonight, our last prime time hearing of the January 6 Committee. They will provide all the stories we need today.

It’s hot, of course, but not nearly as hot as in other places, and even so, I think the heat saps my reserves. I am definitely not a tropical island person, at least at the time of year you have to pay for all that endless beauty.

I’m more of a tropical island with plenty to do out of the sun kind of person.

But these wildly high temperatures should finally have us thinking about what, exactly, we’re doing to this planet. Some areas will be beyond the tolerance of humans.

What a strange thing to fight, taking care of the planet.

Anyway, that’s it for me today, just a bit of rambling with not enough caffeine.

And I never get to say this to you: have a great Thursday.

Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts: too many for a ten word story.

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A photo prompt really feels inappropriate this week. As more information unfolds about the Uvalde child/teacher murders and the alleged law enforcement response, frivolity feels inappropriate.

In addition, my mom is back in the hospital with pneumonia, so it’s a lot today.

Sorry for the skip if you were anticipating the prompt, but once again the world has interevened.

Have as nice as Thursday as is possible for you.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Break.

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I’m taking a little Thursday Ten break this week! Let’s all digest the news and meet up next week.

Fair?

If you’re really wanting to cut those ten word teeth, feel free to use the above image as a prompt!

See you tomorrow for a regular post!

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Transparent

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It’s Thursday! That means it’s #ThursdayTen time!

Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

No problem, right?

Ready? Here’s mine:

The membrane between dimensions thinned enough for Daotnea to travel.

#ThursdayThoughts: No #ThursdayTen today

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Sorry, but after the attempted COUP yesterday, an actual insurrection, I am too angry and still trying to process what happened. I don’t have the fun of a ten word prompt in me.

Armed white terrorists stormed our Capitol with the intention of kidnapping and killing members of Congress. And trump incited it and then encouraged them in the midst, telling them he “loved them.” These thugs did things like steal the Speaker’s mail, sit at her desk, and one person yelled out he’d pay someone a million dollars to kill her.

It was horrifying and ugly and disgusting, and completely, completely incited by trump. They found bombs and a long gun on the grounds; they erected a gallows.

And even after that, after these terrorists scaled scaffolding and tried to break into barricaded rooms, members of Congress repeated and reinforced the very propaganda that drove the insurrectionists on the floor of the Congress they’d just desecrated.

It was a terrible, terrible dark day, overshadowing the incredible work done in Georgia to flip the Senate blue. But they didn’t change that. They didn’t change the reality that President-elect Biden won the election and will be president. They didn’t change much of anything, really, aside from their own futures and the futures of the Capitol Police who may have aided them.

That’s it for me. I hope you have a far more peaceful Thursday.