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On the Couch

April 1, 2019

The Carrot Ranch March 26, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses the word eminence. It’s a rich word full of different meanings. Explore how it sounds or how you might play with it. Go where the prompt leads!


On the Couch

“Did you see ‘his eminence’ on the news today telling us how good everything is?” she said.

“You’ve got M&Ms?”

“No, ‘eminence’.”

“I don’t watch the news anymore. You really got candy?”

“I’ve got M&M’s.”

“It’s all a front, you know.”

“What is?”


“Let’s both have some candy.”

“The M&M’s?”

“Plain or peanut, I’ve got both.”

“Then let’s have both!”

She went to the kitchen and returned with two bags. “Guess what?”


“Dead Reckoning is on.”

“Ooh, Lizbeth Scott.”

“You like her.”

“Not as much as I like you.”

“You’re sweet.”

“Not as sweet as those M&M’s.”



4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2019 8:16 pm

    Great play on M&Ms! Always good to have chocolate on hand to deal with the nuts.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 7, 2019 5:04 am

    Can’t get an old film noir reference past me without a bit of excitement!! Pass the M&M’s!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      April 8, 2019 5:17 am

      I’ve got popcorn too! It’s good mixed with M&Ms.



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