Remarkable Candor

via Daily Prompt: Candid Word count = 165 / Reading time = 40 seconds (1 minute & 40 seconds if you read the linked story as well.) The following disheartening but amusing story was reported by Brandon Carter in The Hill, a newspaper that covers the American government in Washington, D.C., on January 19th, 2018. While … Continue reading Remarkable Candor

Brief Book Review

via Daily Prompt: Loophole Word count = 193 / Reading time = less than 1 minute The Real History of the End of the World by Sharan Newman The Real History of the End of the World is a decent, broad introduction to end-times prophecies, cults, and beliefs spread across a global range of cultures … Continue reading Brief Book Review

A Harmonic Convergence

via Daily Prompt: Theory Word count: 452 / Reading time: 2 minutes or less Thank you, Daily Post, for today's serendipitous prompt.  I observed something yesterday that made me very angry.  Last night, I was already thinking of what I might write about that event today, and one of the words tumbling through those thoughts … Continue reading A Harmonic Convergence

Makes my gorge rise: a rant

via Daily Prompt: Gorge Reading time: approximately 2 minutes. The phrase "makes my gorge rise" may be an English idiom (sorry, I don't have time to research it, any wordhounds reading this feel free to enlighten us in the comments), so for you non-native English speakers out there, I'll explain what it means.   When … Continue reading Makes my gorge rise: a rant