Daily Prompt – Deny


(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) Denial has played a strong and constant role in my life. I was pretty much raised on the idea that anything enjoyable must be, if not “bad” for me than certainly less ideal than whatever hard work there was that needed to be done. That’s not … Continue reading Daily Prompt – Deny

Daily Prompt – Crescendo


(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) Robert sat in his seat, looking out over the crowd, scanning the faces for clues and insights into each individual’s personality. There were some who appeared to be open books, obviously lost in thought or pondering some issue in their lives while not really listening to … Continue reading Daily Prompt – Crescendo

Daily Prompt – Finite


(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) As I grow older I become more aware of just what the word “finite” means. It’s not the opposite of infinite, that’s “zero.” No, “finite” means you’re limited. It means there’s a cap on a resource. I’d like to say that when I was a younger … Continue reading Daily Prompt – Finite

Daily Prompt – Anticipate


(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) There are all sorts of tools out there that appeal to content marketing and social media professionals by selling the ability to anticipate either problems or success. Some vendors will make the pitch that their systems will be able to identify what kind of content will … Continue reading Daily Prompt – Anticipate

Daily Prompt – Elevate


(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) I’m as guilty as anyone of writing about “taking [fill in the blank] to the next level” or “elevating the program by…” and what not. The vernacular of evolution or success is often tied to higher physical placement in relation to either current status or something … Continue reading Daily Prompt – Elevate

Daily Post – Puncture (Fiction)

(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) When she moved into the room the air left it, as if a balloon had not just been punctured but decimated. My lungs failed and my chest tightened. To be in her presence was suddenly the only goal I had in life. She moved through the … Continue reading Daily Post – Puncture (Fiction)

Daily Post – Volume

(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) One of the keys to my productivity is often turning music up to a volume that would have most parents, including my own, warning me about the dangers of hearing loss. I get an album or playlist going and just let it ride, earphones in place … Continue reading Daily Post – Volume

Daily Post – Urgent

(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) What's truly urgent in your life? What actually demonstrates a need to be addressed immediately, without delay? We all treat the messages that come in via our various devices as if they're urgent enough to demand our full and undivided attention, but the beeps and pings … Continue reading Daily Post – Urgent

Daily Post – Jump

(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) I went to precious few "parties" in high school. That just wasn't my thing and wasn't what the group of people I regularly hung out with did. Some people would do something on New Year's Eve, but for the most part when we got together it … Continue reading Daily Post – Jump

Daily Post – Fragile

(NOTE: Based on today's The Daily Post writing prompt) There are two things that come to mind when I think of the word "fragile." First, of course, is the classic scene from A Christmas Story, where the dad doesn't know how to pronounce the word that adorns the wooden box in which his major award … Continue reading Daily Post – Fragile