Diana had never liked banana bread. Hated it, actually. But there lay four loaves on the cooling wire. Thomas, her out-of-work husband, had made it. He had sent her a text saying he had a surprise for her. Well, she had a surprise for him. Eleven years of marriage and the damn fool didn’t know how she felt about banana bread. She tried to find some way to be pleased, to show that she approved of his taking some initiative, but she found it hard. It had been an extremely difficult day at work, a day where she felt in her very bones that she wanted to quit, but she couldn’t, and she knew her boss knew that and that was why he was making it hell for her.
Diana paused for a minute. Her boss liked banana bread, raved about it, particularly if it was homemade. She would take a loaf to him. One of the small ones, so it would seem like she was baking it just for him, which was what she wanted the bastard to believe. Plus, she only wanted him to eat it. Now, if she could only find…
“The world was built by ants,” the first ant said. The second ant didn’t disagree, but added, “We are not alone.” “We are never alone,” the first ant said, “but that makes our triumph all the more delicious.” “Like these leaves,” several ants said, including the second. I guess the second overthrow of the world can wait, the first ant thought. Can’t do it on an empty stomach. He bit of a section of the leaf he was one.
I am Disgusting: Poetry for a Movement by Jeff McCarley My rating: 3 of 5 stars Often witty, almost always crass, sometimes hilarious — but not for those with a squeamish nature. I won this book in a Good Reads … Continue reading →
https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200109-is-this-the-most-powerful-word-in-the-english-language?utm_source=pocket-newtab By Hélène Schumacher, 26th June 2020 ‘The’. It’s omnipresent; we can’t imagine English without it. But it’s not much to look at. It isn’t descriptive, evocative or inspiring. Technically, it’s meaningless. And yet this bland and innocu […]
Time, once again (though it has been a while), for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as … Continue reading →