Tale Weaver – #294 – Epic Fail – 24th September

This week consider the notion of an epic fail.

It can be a very subjective view, like a dinner that went wrong, a holiday that went pear shaped, anything that started off with the best of intentions and through various means failed to meet expectations.

For Michael: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/tale-weaver-294-epic-fail-24th-september/

Making Copies: Epic Fail…Back to work

Jillian grabbed her coat and gloves as she was heading out the front door. She had already put her briefcase and lunch in the car, got the car warmed up, and figured she was ready to go. Her article was going to hit the streets this week and she felt certain that this would be the breakthrough of her career. That was until her phone rang…. 

Hello? 

Jillian? 

Yes? 

This is Officer Bently from the Castlebury Police Department. Do you have any idea why I am calling? 

No, none at all. Is everything okay? 

Well, I hate to be the one who has to tell you this but your workplace, Staggler and Staggler, is gone. 

What do you mean my job is gone? 

Early this morning, about 2 am, the building exploded into a ball of flames. There is nothing left of the building. Luckily, no one was there at the time. Do you have any idea who would want to destroy this successful business?  

I don’t know what to say. I mean, who would want to do this sort of thing? Oh my God, what if I had left to go to work on time today? That could’ve been me.  

Well we think a fire may have started in the copy center. 

The copy center? Why the copy center? 

There was ink on all the debris. 

Oh, wow. I haven’t used the copy center in quite a while… (Crap, I set the machine to make 1000 copies of my article. It must have been too much and got the machine over heated. Now what will I do? That was my only copy! Back to being just the secretary) 

Thank you for your help and Jillian, if you  can think of any reason for the copy center to have started this fire could you please contact my precinct immediately. 

Sure, no problem.

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Sedition: Your Daily Word Prompt

YDWP: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/your-daily-word-prompt-sedition-ydwordprompt-September-24-2020/

Sedition: conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

USA Condition

In our condition 

The idea of sedition 

Leaves us in a position 

To think that revolution 

Is a solution 

To fight this disintegration 

Of the civilization 

Of an American institution 

Based on the frustration 

And realization 

That our population 

Is about to malfunction! 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Unpresidented: FOWC with Fandango

For all of the international followers, I wonder what the world is thinking.

Donald Trump needs to be Un-Presidented and soon!!!!

Does the world know that most Americans do not agree with Trump?

Does the world know that much of America has risen above racial injustice more than is depicted in our news?

Does the world know that Americans are in a state of frustration and fear now that we may fall under a dictatorship? Is that what it is?

Does the world know and remember that we are a melting pot, a place for all people to live freely?

These words….

…. are not for America!

©2020 CBialczak

Written for Fandango: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/09/24/unpresidented/

Three Things Challenge

Written for Di at pensitivity101: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/three-things-challenge-368/

Your three things today are:

MONEY
PRESSURE
TICKET

Ticket

Back at the ranch 

Under the stars 

The pressure was on 

To head straight to the bars 

No money to spare 

So, we knew to drink light 

A ticket to paradise 

Not far from sight.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Poetic Tuesday: dVerse Poets Pub September 22, 2020

Lillian is the host this week: https://dversepoets.com/2020/09/22/let-your-words-be-your-paintbrush/

All pictures depicted on this particular post are the works of Catrin Welz-Stein with a link to her website http://catrin-stein.imagekind.com/store/ 

Bright Moon

By the light of the moon  
by the spark of a star  
my memories of you  
Never go very far  
 
I’m delighted by you  
and the things that we share  
Our relationship goals  
Just how much we each care  
 
Someday you will be gone  
And I will be alone  
I’ll have what we’ve been through  
All the vibrance, the tone  
 
So if you remember  
to tell me that goodbye  
just point to the full moon  
lighting up the dark sky 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

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