“I find this shallow and pedantic mother,” pushing back is plate of Sloppy Joe and green beans.
“Jacob Alexander, I’ve had about enough of that show and you repeating it. It’s a bad influence and you’re setting a bad example for your brother. One more time and there’s will be no TV for a month.”
“I find that punishment shallow and pedantic.” Jacob’s little brother mimics.
As soon as I saw the prompt for this week this Family Guy episode came to mind
Lois Griffin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Family Guy Wiki
- Commentator 1: The administration’s plan for peace in the Middle East is shallow and pedantic.
- Commentator 2: I agree. Shallow and pedantic.
- Peter: I agree as well. Shallow and pedantic.
- (at the dinner table)
- Lois: Everything all right. Peter?
- Peter: Well, Lois, since you asked, I find this meatloaf rather shallow and pedantic.
- Brian: What is this? You’re gonna talk down to everyone just because you won a game of Trivial Pursuit?
- Peter: Perhaps.
1 : of, relating to, or being a pedant(see pedant)
2 : narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned
- Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
- The word itself needs to be included in your response.
- You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
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Vulcan (Roman counterpart of Hephaestus) by Peter Paul Rubens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hot iron striking
Zeus demands more
Thunder and lightning
No time to find her
Loves all but he
Nowhere to hide
Ares and Aphrodite
Lovers caught in the act
Brought before all
Cooler heads transact
To spare Hephaestus from a brawl
A bride returned
To an unhappy husband
His affections spurned
Only fire obeys his command
His disgust in hiding
As his bride’s belly rounds
Hot iron striking
nowhere to hide
from the gods’ watchful eyes
The Ligo Haibun Challenge is back.
We have two choices for you this week. You may choose either one of those mentioned below.
Strike while the iron is hot – Chaucer
The drones’ paradigm shifted from making honey to spy games then to war games with nanotechnology. No nerve agent or pesticide on the market was able to stop the killer bees. They adapted.
English: European honey bees (Apis mellifera) on a honeycomb in the Wilhelma, Stuttgart, Germany. Deutsch: Westliche Honigbienen (Apis mellifera) auf Waben in der Wilhelma, Stuttgart, Deutschland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Uh-Oh, I think I may have started myself down a sci-fi series with killer bees with this weekend’s Trifextra entry. Sounds like fun!
Copyright – Sarah Ann Hall
Leila ran her hand along the fence winding through the overgrown heather. Despite its unkempt appearance the grove had a rustic peace. Wondering why Ian had brought her to such an unusual place, she retraced her path backed to a westward gazing Ian.
“Do you believe in fairies?” Ian continued his persistent gaze toward the sun’s surrender to twilight’s shadows.
This was not the question Leila had been hoping for, but she repressed her dismay and lightly answered with a shrug, “I guess; how else would one get to Neverland?”
“Seriously,” Ian turned to her with darkness in his eyes.
FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER HERE TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…
Eric checked his oxygen tank for a second time, strapped his goggles on tight and dove beneath the sapphire abyss in search of the woman who had captured his heart.
Max said she was a phantom, a figment of his imagination brought on by the trauma of nearly drowning and the lack of oxygen to his brain, but Eric was going to prove Max and everyone else wrong when he found her.
“She had the deepest eyes, the fairest skin, and the voice of an angel,” he once told old Rex only to receive a warning about devious mermaids and sirens who lure men to the deaths a the bottom of Davy Jones’ Locker.
Eric couldn’t believe someone so wondrous and beautiful could be bad, even if she was a mermaid.
That’s when Eric heard the sweet melody below; he swam deeper and deeper into the abyss towards the light, lyrical voice of his angel.
Five Sentence Fiction – Goggles
I’m back from my self-imposed break. At the end of April I was pretty sick, but I pushed through the A-Z challenge. I was going to do the Story a Day challenge again, but I just needed to take some time and recuperate and finally get over this cold. Well, I’m feeling better so I’m back to the stories again, but they probably aren’t going to be everyday as that may have been too much to take on with all the other stuff I have going on.