Daily Prompt: One-Way Street – yess, a repeating one-way street

Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?

Storm clouds over Feldbrunnen
It was a dark and threatening sky that formed over our village. Something was on its way. Perhaps we will be attacked by extra-terrestrials, perhaps we will have the storm of the year. It might be a threat from somewhere. Now who do I see from the window approaching the door to my apartment?

“Hello Mrs. Angloswiss. I am bringing the newest discovery from the WordPress development center. Look, a time machine.”

“Hello Wordy, Oh I see. Just follow me to the storage cellar. Yes, down the stairs and open the door.”

“Oh, but there is almost no room. And why do I have to come to the storage cellar with our new and wonderful development.”

“That is the problem Wordy. My cellar is full of WordPress machines, so you can place this newest deiscovery with the other five time machines.”

“You mean you belong to another organisation that is copying our wonderful Daily Prompts?”

“No Wordy, these machines are from some previous WordPress daily prompts. Over the past year I have been travelling back and forth from the past to the future. Even H.G.Wells did not have such fun.”

“But this machine is something completely different Mrs. Angloswiss.”

“Tell me about it Wordy.”

You can only use it once and you can either go back or forth.”

“Big Deal Wordy, you mean that if I go back I can do yesterday’s daily prompt, and if I go forwards I might find today’s daily prompt contributions which are by some strange mishap not yet visible. Stop crying Wordy, these things happen, nobody’s perfect.”

“Mrs. Angloswiss, just tell me where you would like to go with this machine, that I can complete my successs form.”

“Your success form?”

“Yes we WordPress agents are judged by the success we have with our victims customers. We can tick the box with the results.”

“So I  have to go somewhere with this machine? Ok Wordy just to keep you happy. Let’s go.”

“Where are you going Mrs. Angloswiss?”

“I thought I would go into the past. When were you were a young Wordy. We could visit you  at the beginning of your WordPress career..”

“Oh, that is not such a good idea. It would be boring.”

I pressed the button, Wordy’s first day at WordPress and ……

“No Mrs. Angloswiss, do not do that.”

I arrived in a large hall. There was automatic assembly line. On the conveyer belts the arms of the assembly machine were working. At the beginning there was nothing. The first arm put a metal body on the belt, the second put eyes on the head and the third made ears. Eventually the insiders were completed with a small metallic brain and a digestive system. Eventually they had a name stamped on their private part where the sun does not shine. The names were all the same “Wordy”.

“Wordy you were assembled.? Stop crying, there is nothing to be ashamed of. At least you can eat food. But tell me are you always the same Wordy that visits me?”

“Sort of, we are a collective brotherhood. We have collective thoughts. Imagine it like a bee hive or a group of ants. We all work for the same goal.

“And what is the goal?”

“To have happy, satisfied daily prompt customers that always come back for more.”

True I always come back for more, but there are some days when more just does not arrive and it is just a large unending one-way street to nowhere.

Daily Prompt: One-Way Street – yess, a repeating one-way street

33 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: One-Way Street – yess, a repeating one-way street

  1. Not sure how I feel about an army of Wordys 😀 However, bless his little clicking and whirring heart, he does try. You did let him out of the storage cellar, right? Mrs Swiss…? 😉

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  2. You are very polite to Wordy. I would probably not be so nice. I was tempted to just republish one of the previous posts. Did you notify the Forum people? I didn’t. I figured they would just be abrupt and unpleasant, like usual whereas I am on vacation and don’t with to spoil my mood. Sigh. They are really not doing much with these prompts, are they. Double sigh.


    • I no longer bother to notify the forum people, what’s the point. You almost have to go down on your knees to beg them to help. Anyhow it is now working, which is a WordPress miracle. Enjoy your holiday, perhaps you can write a blog about the life of a moose? I would love to read it. Have you adopted one yet?


  3. I find this a cute way to address the prompt – different, with a wonderful humorous tinge! It was probably rife with sarcasm directed at Daily Prompts that went over my head since I’m new to using Daily Prompts but I enjoyed it nonetheless!


    • I have been doing these prompts for a couple of years and sometimes they become a little boring when you realise that the time machine crops up at least once a year, if not twice. Anyhow don’t let me put you off, we are all in this together. I just have a tinge of black humour now and again.

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  4. Haha 😀 Poor Mr. Wordy! I never realized they were a bunch of robots! You always referred to them as people (or that was what I thought) in your earlier prompts.

    Whenever I see a WordPress t-shirt guy or a man named ‘Wordy’, I can be sure to expect a good deal of humor from your posts! 😀


    • They look quite realistic and it can be misleading. I thought they were real as well, so I wonder if the WordPress world is real or a sort of “Big Brother is watching you” thing.


  5. So poor little Wordy is not human? But he is so emotional, always crying when something gets wrong… Maybe his mechanical condition is the reason why he never gets discouraged and insists, and insists, and insists… I love Wordy in your posts


  6. I seriously enjoyed your take on this prompt! And poor Wordy–I have so much more compassion for him now. Who would have thought he’s a hive mind robot?


  7. I love Wordy!
    I liked the part you mentioned about the robots, I think, being assembled and them having a sticker stamped “where the sun does not shine”.


    • I will wait for the next prompt about the time machine that is made to retrieve the people stuck in the past or future from the prompt where it was only a one way journey. they will bring us back I am sure, otherwise they will have no-one to write the daily prompt.

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  9. I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets in a snit when the links don’t work or the prompts are late. How hard could it be to just check to make sure they are working? Enjoyed your send-up.


    • It used to be now and again when the prompt failed, now it is now and again when the prompt succeeds. It cannot be so difficult to get it right. This happens since the makeover with the wonderful new grid.


  10. Yours and Tepee12’s (Marilyn’s) responses to lame Daily Posts keep me laughing! Whenever I detect a lame Daily Post, I rush to yours and Marilyn’s blogs where I know I will be entertained with your criticisms! You never fail to entertain! 😀


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