Juvenile and adolescent to say the least, but that was Shannon. She took affront at everything all the time. She had such a negative attitude that even a few kind words would likely be taken the wrong way.
The tales the house would tell about this family were of constant humiliation. These teenagers weren’t the happy go lucky teenagers that had passed before them. They walked on eggshells and lacked the confidence of the predecessors before them.
Everyone had words of praise honour and humour for Eric Summers. He was an easy man to memorialize. His integrity stood the test of time. He showed respect consideration affection and gratitude to all around him.
Danielle had worked for Superior Products At Your Fingertips for 10 years and counting. In all that time she’d never to her knowledge met or seen the owner. She’d never even heard his voice. It seemed he was the most enigmatic of men.
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/your-daily-word-prompt-scribble-july-18-2019/ Jean comforted herself in knowing that some of the greatest minds in the world would scribble notes on whatever was handy. Song writers were said to use napkins at a restaurant, even toilet paper while sitting in the john. It wasn’t as though she were forgetful or had a short memory, her mind was […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/your-daily-word-prompt-superior-july-12-2019/ Aaron was always on the look-out for superior craftsmanship. Purely by accident, he’d come upon a booth run by a woman, a jeweller who created the most phenomenal designs, beautiful, elegant, intricate, fashionable and truly spectacular. He’d been searching for her ever since he’d heard about her work and it seemed that she wasn’t […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/your-daily-word-prompt-inspire-july-11-2019/ Before today, Joe had seemingly taken all the credit for his successes in life, whether work-related or on the home-front. Some considered him puffed up on pride and ego. His uncle, a man whom he admired and loved, who’d taken him in and given him a home, died of old age. While it wasn’t […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/your-daily-word-prompt-activation-july-10-2019/ A nondescript voice announced, “Your activation has begun.” Foggy though I was, my brain still encapsulated in blankets of sleep‘s woven tendrils, I couldn’t figure out what was happening. Was I still dreaming? Was this real? Where the hell was I? Staring at the groups of people waiting expectantly around me, I looked into […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/your-daily-word-prompt-dilatory-july-9-2019/ He felt displaced. Unwelcome. Unwanted. Superfluous. Even if it was in his own mind. Thrown into an unknown time stream, he’d landed in an era far more advanced than his own. He tried desperately to fit in to catch up with current times but he was behind the eight ball and he was on […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/your-daily-word-prompt-behold-july-8-2019/ The fair was a sight to behold. Even having been involved from the ground up, participating in every stage of the creation of this event, Gordon took great pleasure in witnessing the fruition of his efforts. The park sparkled and shone with twinkle lights designed to attract participants. Old fashioned lighting used to highlight […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/07/your-daily-word-prompt-shut-july-7-2019/ “When one door shuts, another one opens.” That saying haunted him forever without meaning. He didn’t or hadn’t believed it, until recently. He’d bought a car one year ago and he knew it wasn’t a good deal, but he took it out of necessity. He was looking for a new car and found one. […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/your-daily-word-prompt-abject-july-3-2019/ Without assistance on this massive project, it was an abject lesson in futility, or so he thought. Sighing, he sat at his desk and pondered the problem. He was used to taking on challenging projects, it excited and enervated him. This, however, was beyond his scope and was going to take massive effort, digging, […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/your-daily-word-prompt-insincere-june-16-2019/ June was flummoxed. Darren Franks had been given the opportunity of a lifetime, to be with the best, learn from the best, walk shoulder to shoulder with the best and if he’d chosen to prove himself, he could have flown, soared, Jackson would have guaranteed it. Instead, he’d squandered a great opportunity, chossing to […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/your-daily-word-prompt-trust-june-11-2019/ June listened intently to Jackson’s explanation. Apparently, he’d been a long time friend that his father had given a job to. It wasn’t enough for Darren who felt he was owed more. Anyone’s guess as to what or why he felt wronged. He showed up, did his job, worked well but basically hadn’t added […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/your-daily-word-prompt-stolid-june-7-2019/ Nigel was a stolid thinker. It was essential, it was how he worked. There were several strategies open to him and his men. Dozens of questions and scenarios raced through his mind. Which would work best in this case was the question. Divide and conquer? The 2nd perp didn’t appear as committed as the […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/your-daily-word-prompt-instigate-june-5-2019/ Nigel had contacted the local authorities updating them on the current situation and they had undercover men stationed at every entrance should the suspects managed to escape. As soon as they could identify the culprits involved, a full-on investigation would ensure. Nigel had to admitted he was a cop at heart and his blood […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/your-daily-word-prompt-dispel-june-4-2019/ As they moved carefully forward, it was difficult to dispel the angst that assailed her. Would they find the men safe and sound? June wondered about Nigel’s previous comments regarding the men and whether they would stay or run and how invested they were in keeping Roland and Jackson prisoner and whether they’d fight […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/your-daily-word-prompt-frission-june-2-2019/ A frisson of excitement akin to what a thrill seeker might feel hit June. It disturbed her as much as anything could have. This was her brother and Jackson, and these were real honest to god salt of the earth men trying to save their lives and yet that frisson flew across her veins, […]
June found it difficult to sit and await the outcome of what had just happened. Even though she didn’t know Brad or the other members of Nigel’s crew, the thought of any one of them coming to harm was disturbing. She was shallow breathing and didn’t realize it until Nigel moved and she sucked in […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/your-daily-word-prompt-difficult-june-1-2019/ June found it difficult to sit and await the outcome of what had just happened. Even though she didn’t know Brad or the other members of Nigel’s crew, the thought of any one of them coming to harm was disturbing. She was shallow breathing and didn’t realize it until Nigel moved and she sucked […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/your-daily-word-prompt-silence-may-28-2019/ The surrounding silence had her heart pounding and her hearing was on high alert, in fact all of June’s senses were on high alert! She wondered if this was what it felt like for Nigel every time he went into an unknown situation. Since this was an unusual situation, perhaps not, but then again, […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/your-daily-word-prompt-nostalgic-may-26-2019/ “We’ll take it slow here, it’s a good place for an ambush if they heard us coming,” Nigel informed her. Nothing like a little reality to make you feel nostalgic, June thought. Nostalgic for the uncomplicated times, moments shared no matter the reason. She prayed they’d have many more opportunities to enjoy in the […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/your-daily-word-prompt-vague-may-23-2019/ What June found most interesting was people’s responses to her artwork. There was nothing vague about their responses, they were either all in, or were completely cold. They had to have it, or they walked away which in most cases amused her since her art covered a huge range of possibilities. She couldn’t help […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/your-daily-word-prompt-zenith-may-22-2019/ June had done some digging on Nigel’s company and found he was one of the best in the business, at the zenith of his profession even though he’d only been in business a few years comparatively. June decided it was partly due to his experience as a cop, his heightened awareness of people’s nature […]
https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/your-daily-word-prompt-empathy-may-21-2019/ Nigel had great empathy for the victims of crimes because he found it easy to put himself in their shoes. The heartsick pain, the torture of not knowing, the ache of loss, the emptiness, the loose ends in some cases that were never tied up leaving an open wound that could not quite heal. […]