Friday Fictioneers: You Can’t Keep Good Women Down

This week, there is no fiction here; my brain can’t find refuge in photos, though I appreciate C.E. Ayr’s muse. I’ve only got a few more days in Israel, soaking up my 16 month old grandson’s yumminess, and then I fly home–– stopping in Washington, DC for the March on Washington, the day after inauguration. Life feels a bit surreal right now, but I’m inspired.

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the weekly inspiration; check out her blog for more details. As always I welcome honest, constructive feedback. Please leave a comment.


© C.E. Ayr


You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down

As the clock ticks on, and the countdown to change marches forward, the knot in my stomach tightens–– a dull, constant anxiety pervades.

“Great again, great again!” The crowds yell, as they stomp their feet, and spray mace in the face of a young girl, who doesn’t buy their greatness.

But I know a bully when I see one. I can’t be railroaded by ugly, empty promises and a cocky grin.

Let the bands play on Friday.

You can’t keep a good woman down.

Come Saturday we’ll rise up, and March arm in arm, for a different kind of great.

(100 Words)

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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44 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: You Can’t Keep Good Women Down

  1. Hydra says:

    I just saw this: don’t make me go all Boston on your @$$,
    What does that mean?

    I love that you’re going from Israel to D.C. for the march! Happy trails!

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    • We have a reputation in Boston, for being…well, a bit rough and tumble. So, that is humorous nod to my back ground. I’m scrappier than I look, but my bark is usually worse than my bite! Love that you noticed, and tickled that you asked. 😉


  2. wmqcolby says:

    I once told one of my co-workers if he isn’t going to stop being a pill, my Kansas butt was going to drop a house on him. 😀
    But, Israel is a LOT safer. 😉

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  3. HonieBriggs says:

    Seems many of us are suspended between fact and fiction this week. Be fierce, be free! Love the title and the rebellious attitude.

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  4. Dear Dawn,

    I pity the bully who gets in your way. Safe travels.



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  6. I will be happier when the hatred and anger subside. I hope cooler heads
    And attitudes can prevail on both sides of the aisle. Im tired. I need quiet.

    Safe travels my talented blogger friend. Nice Friday FRiction.

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  7. Patti Imhof says:

    I love love love that you are going direct from fabulous grandma to fierce awesome amazing marcher in DC!!! And then home to grace us with your wonderfulness in b’ham. 😘 Patti

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  8. neilmacdon says:

    There are some stories you just can’t make up. Reality is already so surreal


  9. Sandra says:

    You are, as we say up north, leaning against an open door here. Stay safe.

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  10. Michael Wynn says:

    Nice rallying call. Good luck and keep safe.


  11. Iain Kelly says:

    Good luck with the march, it’s good to know people are doing something constructive about the whole thing.


  12. jtarney says:

    Another good one, Dawn. So happy to know you’ll be on the frontline of freedom and equal rights. xo


  13. I just hope that you can help the world stay sane… here we can just huddle and wait.

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  14. plaridel says:

    sooner or later a bully will meet his match.


  15. rgayer55 says:

    You have my vote, Sister.


  16. Dale says:

    Rock on, Lady! You are an inspiration…

    Liked by 1 person

  17. ahtdoucette says:

    Such a beautiful reflection. I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. Washington is still a great place to visit with so much to see, and the U.S. is its people, not its political leaders. I’m personally trying to keep up the hope. TBH, I still have this feeling like, well, so much for American democracy. Trying so hard to be positive, but it is so hard right now.

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