The original title of this post was “Things NOT To Post On Social Media When Looking For A Job.” Upon further review, in the morning light, it became clear that Chianti does not pair well with late night blogging. The best thing I can do for myself right now is to curtail my freedom of speech – so ordered, so edited. See how self-governance works?
I know this SNL skit has been youtubin’ down the river of social media, but when something’s got wings, you gotta let it fly! Melissa McCarthy is brilliant. I love her and everything she stands for or against. The chick’s got game.
Speaking of slam dunks, this week’s Friday Fictioneer prompt, courtesy of Ted Strutz, made me think I was in over my head at first, but in a flash of inspiration, Millie Hollingsworth came to mind, and 100 words rolled onto the keyboard. SWOOSH! Thanks Ted.
Hell or High Water
Eternal damnation terrified Millie. She was forever confessing one selfish impulse after another to keep the devil from walking into church and snatching her right off the pew.
“Sanctify my soul, oh Lord, that I may be worthy of forgiveness.” Millie’s plea was often recited with desperate urgency as the deacon caressed her shoulder.
“We’re gonna keep you on the straight and narrow come hell or high water, Child.”
His haphazard plan to instill some virtue he thought she naturally lacked didn’t work. His good intentions paved the road to Millie’s hell, a trip easily managed with her eyes closed.