Writing Challenges

She Wears Her Name Well

Welcome to Day 8 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 horticulturalists agree is the reason for poison ivy. Today’s prompt is French, and, oh dear heavens, this one’s my fault. Don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you participated in today’s challenge before the itch set in.


She Wears her Name Well

About a month ago, I made a smart-ass comment on Facebook. Yeah, I know what you’re all thinking. A smart-ass comment? Just one? Yes. Just one. Now bite me.

Anyway, not long after, I was informed that my smart-ass comment was actually a source of inspiration. And then last night, I came home to find a package in my mailbox. Inside the box was the finished product resulting from the inspiration started by my smart-ass comment.


cupcakes, glass, art, crafts

Don’t ask me how my sarcasm inspired such a sweet, lovely piece of art. There really is no explanation for it.

There were other things inside the box too. Unexpected things. Things a smart-ass-comment-leaving person does not deserve to receive. A pretty card. Salty peanuts. And an awesome black t-shirt.

cute handmade card

I do not deserve a card this cute.

I gazed at all the gifts in awe. I was overcome with a desire to send something back to the person whom I had so inspired; something lovely and creative and made with my own two hands. Alas, I quickly realized, the only thing I’m really good at is making smart-ass comments. And I’d already sent along one of those.

virginia is for lovers, red heart

When I originally took the shirt out of the box, I didn’t completely unfold it and thought it said Virgin for lover.

You’re probably wondering what any of this has to do with today’s prompt, French. Well, when I was showing all these wonderful gifts to Jepeto, I was struck by two things. The first thing is that very few people in my life appreciate that I get this type of positive reinforcement for being a smart-ass. The other thing is that the French word for friend is AMI, or AMIE in the case of a female friend.

Merci beaucoup, mon Amie. C’est vrai que tu porte bien ton nom. Tu es trop gentille, trop généreuse et je t’adore.


Now click on the links below to visit some of my other dear friends – oh, and CheesyMike too – who haven’t yet decided to make like a tree and leave. And speaking of leave, I’m sorry I didn’t leave any comments anywhere yesterday. I was too busy texting “No YOU are” to CheesyMike.

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