He’s little mature, but your daughter is no virgin either. Sent home widowed in 3 months; the scent of misfortune clings to her. 15 years is no big gap for a man so virile. Half the year he will sail around the world and she will only have his 5 children to look after. Like a queen she can flit from sale to sale. Grab the alliance before someone else does.
I come from a generation that vividly recalls how impressive and decorous news anchors once were. The current lot merely voices the words of their masters. News reporting is biased. Debate panelists do foolish things and indulge in ridiculous shenanigans that deter gainsay. Editorials are evidence of brain dump of vacuous minds. Sensible prime-time reporting is now a dream.
Well, I’m just overcoming a minor writer’s block, have word prompts to cover, and more importantly, have become old and cranky I suppose!
Written in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt and written using words from the daily prompts Fandango’s One Word Challenge (vacuous), Word of the Day Challenge (impressive), Ragtag Daily Prompt (foolish things), The Daily Spur (point, dump), Your Daily Word Prompt (decorous, gainsay), MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day (dream)
His blank reaction plunged me from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the valley.
Our native tongues were foreign to each other.
I cussed myself for having allowed Tom to inveigle me into this assignment. He had set me up to fail. This was beyond competitive, this was vicious. I was reaching the end of my tether. But lamenting is pointless. I would shoot him at our next reunion. For now, I pulled up the iTranslate app.