“Where the hell am I?”
That used to be a common thing I’d say in the car before GPS devices. I have no sense of direction whatsoever. It’s kind of weird too because my parents were both great with directions, especially my dad (he loved maps), and my daughters are also good. But the whole innate positioning sense of where the hell I am and what I need to do to get to where I want to be… well, that gene just completed skipped over me. Whoosh!
Actually not only in the car. I can get lost in a building just as easily. Which way to the exit / bathroom / elevator? Idk. I have to do the routine several times before it’s stuck in my brain. Other people seem to recall it after one trip. If I’m in a new location, I’ll generally choose the wrong way every time even though odds are I should be right half the time. Nope.
But luckily I have my phone now, always fully charged and ready to tell me where I parked and how to get back home from the cat food store. 😻
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Neoma waited for further instructions. She gazed out at the harbor as dawn turned the dark sea to turquoise and illuminated the commercial boats, few now, more later. The man she’d been assigned to seduce was showering in the bathroom. Now she registered that he’d turned the water off. Soon he would emerge and likely inquire if she desired breakfast. It was possible she would be told to kill him.
The moon tattoo on her wrist emitted a slight vibration. Neoma glanced at it, interpreting the numerical code. She was to leave here immediately and locate a new target, abandoning this one.
“Where are you going?” the man said as Neoma put on her shoes. “Don’t you want coffee?”
He grabbed her arm as she reached for the door handle and she shoved him away, just hard enough that he was only airborne for a moment before landing on the floor.
She turned and left, heading for the yacht club.
Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 17
Mistakes have been made,
But no one will be blamed…
“These things happen.”
Maybe some are my fault;
It’s hard to know exactly
Where the fingers slip
And the glitches begin…
Symptoms of the po-mo age,
And it could be worse–
It could be raining.
I should disconnect,
Go gridless and rest,
Get some exercise…
Emerge from my nest
Of electrical tech
Into the sunshine.
That sounds sublime,
But I’d feel so alone
Without all the souls
Who live in my phone.
I’m excited to report that I’ve just finished my list of A2Z items for the April blogging challenge! YIPPEE!! 😀😀😀😀😀
I hope all my fellow bloggers are joining in for the joyous camaraderie of committing to post every day in April, except Sundays, and choosing a theme (or just go with misc.). I can’t wait to read the interesting entries I’ve seen so far ~ symbols and signs, creatures from mythology, a fruity motif, etc.
Anyway, my theme is romance reviews, and I’m doing about half novels and half romantic comedies. Tonight my focus has been on getting my list together, but I got stuck on some of the tough letters. That gave me a sad. I really didn’t want to end the day unsatisfied with an incomplete list. But then I had the idea to enter search words into my Kindle app (for iPhone) and OMG amazing! It found books I’ve already read and new ones that sound cool, so I grabbed samples to see if I want to buy them. Neato!
For example, I found a romance novel titled Until We Kissed, which is about a librarian and a writer. You really can’t get more perfect than that, amirite? I would never have found this book on my own without obsessively searching for a word starting with U.
I like apps that are dedicated to one thing. It’s becoming hard to search for things on Google and Amazon because they have too much ~ unless you already know what you want, of course. But sometimes it’s nice to browse. The Kindle app was more like being in a bookstore. I didn’t end up with kitchen gadgets when I wanted books. Not to besmirch gadgets. They have their place.
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He read the sages daily
And followed their advice.
He kept a careful backup,
In case things went awry.
He didn’t think about it,
Until the market crashed,
And his current girlfriend
Traded him for cash.
Then his Benz got repo’d;
The bank sent an NOD,
So, he felt down and gloomy
And needed company.
He texted dear old backup:
How about a little fun?
She said, oh I thot u died,
Dint hear frm u so long.
Turned out she got married;
It’s all his own fault–
If you have a backup,
Keep it locked inside a vault.
Prompt from the Carrot Ranch
After some posts, I occasionally see a sentence: “[Linked title of post] first appeared on [linked title of blog].”
Why? Is this supposed to prevent people from stealing posts? Lol, good luck with that.
Also, in several cases, I see that the second link isn’t working and it’s a blank. I guess people have goofed it up.
In a further development to this, there are blogs that don’t bother with the text of the post at all! There is simply some variation of the quoted sentence. I assume the blogger expects me to click the link and visit the post outside my app reader, where I will be subjected to a barrage of ads on my browser. Ads don’t appear on my app. Sorry about that (not).
I guess this post was more crabbing than questioning, wasn’t it? That’s rhetorical.
Happy Friday! 😀