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Word Prompt #120 – Vintage

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.  Thanks Sammi!

Word Prompt








Words and attitudes now

Have a vintage feel to them

Lost in today’s

Me, Myself and I


101 thoughts on “Word Prompt #120 – Vintage

  1. Indeed. Love that you included Grace in your list given the comment I just left you on my post from yesterday.

    Here’s my contribution.



    Put away


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      It is, isn’t it? How these values have fallen by the wayside is beyond me. Or rather, why we let them slip is what bothers me.

      Shalom and lotsa love,



  2. Q,

    Lost is the selflessness that used to mean something. Replaced, of course, with selfies. And social media. And that “me, myself and I” that many people live by, even when they ain’t seeing it.

    People don’t listen anymore, you notice that? You share who you are and what you’re about and the next sentence is, inevitably, “Well . . I . . .” and then it becomes not about listening but about talking. About them. Funny how they don’t even see, it. How it’s second nature to them, to be that self involved. But it does make listening a vintage idea, indeed.

    Thought provoking post about a very real chasm.


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    • B,

      Yes. It has been lost. People don’t realise to what extent they are.

      You find yourself wanting to speak with someone, really talk to share and you know they are not listening at all. Or just enough to interject with what they have to say. You’re right, they don’t realise that at all. Even think they are participating in the conversation but they are doing half of the job.

      Glad it provoked thoughts.


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      • It is lost and gone. And they don’t even know they’re spending all that time doing it.

        No, they don’t listen. Because it’s more important that they share their search for whatever it is they are searching for. It’s really selfish, but they don’t see it that way at all. Sad.

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        • It makes me really sad. And leaves me to keep my stuff to myself because no one is interested anyway.

          Too true.
          Speaking for me (is this irony? or a legit share?) I know I have been trying to make a legit effort to give my full attention when I feel it is needed. Maybe that’s why peeps used to come into my office back in the day and sit down in the chair rather than stand at the door. Either that or my sparkling wit…

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          • It’s like this. When a person shares the truth, they’re called selfish. Never mind that you give them honesty and truth, because they don’t want that. They want what makes them happy, because that is most important. Any time I’ve ever been called selfish, I’ve examined why they said it, and it always comes back to being truthful. Lies seem preferable.

            Same here. Peeps trust me, not because I am flowery, but because I give it up straight. It’s all about consistency, and I’m nothing if not consistent and straightforward. I’ve been told those characteristics are becoming less and less common every day.

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          • This is so true. They want to give it to me but I’m apparently not allowed to give it to anyone. I’ll take truthful any day.

            They are less and less common. As a result, we are the ones peeps flock to to unburden and to whom advice is asked. Because they know, with us, there will be nothing but truth. No BS

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          • Lies are preferable to people. I think in my case, I’ve come across the “fixers” countless times. I find it absurd, of course. It’s not a house, it’s a human being. But it’s okay, I learn who is listening and who is simply looking for what I ain’t selling.

            I was asked this question once and it made me pause. “If you were selfish, then why would someone want you?”. There are so many answers in that question.

            Ain’t got time nor the inclination for BS.

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          • Yes. I stopped being a fixer… It sucked me dry.

            What some call selfish is in actuality, self-care. Someone who cares for themselves, not at the detriment of others, is someone I sure as hell would want

            None. Those days are gone.

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          • Being a fixer means you understand the other person as being less than. So it’s already a bad situation.

            I’ve just always been self sufficient, which leaves little time for the other selves to make their way in.

            The most important thing is to be comfortable in your own skin.

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          • The fixer uppers ain’t worth fixing up. If they’re meth heads. Because ain’t nothing saving a meth head but Burger King drive thru. And even that, is very short lived. And what’s more, you gotta look at it in equal parts rather than unequal validations. In other words, is that dude going to ‘fix’ me too? Because if fixing is the equation, then it has to be truthful and comparative.

            Everyone is built differently.

            Being comfortable in your own skin is all we can ask. The rest is truly up for grabs, mama.

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          • No, you are right. Sometimes we don’t realise it until we find our own damn self depleted. Experience has taught me to see that before it starts, now. I might have been seeking validation in doing to back then, too.

            Yes. This is true.

            Yes. Takes a while for most of us. But once you’re there. You’re. There.


          • And, by the way, when I said “fixer”, I meant someone who gave my time and energy listening and being there – not doing anything else. It was never a case of the other being less than.

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  3. excellent way to connect the dense and meaningful message with the sweet song (and whew – the “me, myself, and I” view is so rewarded in today’s culture – you really said a lot with this little post – and it was important )

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