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Master Of My Domain – Just Jot It January #JusJoJan

I am the master of my domain. All that I see belongs to me and me alone….Hark! What is that I see? A trespasser?! They shall be punished for daring to cross into my domain without my permission!

As Nathan entered the living room, he crossed in front of the bookshelf. The next thing he knew, a big furball came hurtling down on top of him.

“What the-” he cried out while trying to keep his balance. Once steady, he reached up and plucked the tabby cat off his head. “Jake! What in world do you think you’re doing, you silly cat!”

Nathan set Jake down on the floor. Jake glared up at him.

You crossed into my domain! I am the master here and you must pay the price for trespassing!

Jake meowed at Nathan. Treats! Give me treats, right now, peasant!

Nathan looked down at Jake. “Let me guess. You want a treat. All right. I’ll get you one in just a minute.”

Jake meowed. Now! Right now, peasant!

“Yeah, yeah. I know. I’m going right now,” Nathan said as he plucked a book from the shelf and headed towards the kitchen. “Bossy cat,” he muttered. “Thinks he owns the place.”


This post is part of the Just Jot It January prompt, “master”:

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 6th



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Such A Sap – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



Mick was sitting at the bar when his friend Eddie came in, sopping wet from the rain outside. “‘Sup?” Mick asked as Eddie took a seat on the stool next to him.

Eddie didn’t say anything, so thinking it odd, Mick took a closer look at him and noticed a dour expression on his face. “What’s wrong, Eddie?”

“Lisa broke up with me,” Eddie snarled.

“Oh. I’m sorry -”

“That’s it!” Eddie suddenly exclaimed, not letting Mick finish. “I’m done! I’m sick of it all! As of now, I’m through with women! No more dating! No more heartbreak! I’m going to remain a confirmed bachelor for the rest of my life!”

Julie, the pretty new bartender, approached just then. “Hey there, handsome,” she said to Eddie with a smile. “What can I get you?”

Eddie stared at her a moment as if starstruck, then replied,  “A beer and your phone number would be great.”

Mick just shook his head sadly, took a sip of his beer, and muttered, “He is such a sap.”




This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “sap/sep/sip/sop/sup”:

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 5th


Enigmatic – Just Jot It January #JusJoJan

As she turned and started to walk away, he couldn’t help thinking about how enigmatic she was. Winston Churchill’s quote about Russia, “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” came to mind, and he thought it sounded just like her. She was so unpredictable. Try as he might, he had never been able to tell what she would say or do next, and it frustrated him.

Watching her walk away, he suddenly realized that, despite be frustrating, he very much enjoyed the challenge of figuring her out and he’d be happy to keep trying for the rest of his life.

He quickly ran after her.



This post is part of the Just Jot It January prompt, “enigmatic”:

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 4th


Evoke(d) – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Dreading another family Christmas full of bickering and terrible gifts, Michael slowly stepped up to his grandmother’s door. The smell of baking cookies wafted through the cracks and evoked fond memories of having fun as a child helping his grandmother bake Christmas cookies. His dread quickly forgotten, he hurried through the door with a smile on his face and ran into the kitchen to help her bake.




This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “evoke(d)”:


Deal – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Helplessly watching his young daughter languishing in the hospital bed, he felt he would happily make a deal with the Devil himself if it would mean his daughter could live.



This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “deal”:


Carriage – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

With her car in the shop and having trouble finding someone to give her a ride the party she wanted to go to, Ella desperately wished she had a fairy godmother to turn something into a carriage for her like Cinderella had.




This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “carriage”:


Hustle – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Working like crazy in the kitchen, Edna decided she much preferred dealing with the hustle and bustle of the crowds of shoppers on Black Friday than she did trying to hustle to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.






This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “hustle”: