A Sad Commentary

Erica Cerra
Image Credit: Ewen Roberts

It’s a sad commentary on my self-declared status as an aficionado of The L Word, that I not only recognize every actor who was ever on The L Word in each new show I see, but I even recognize the dogs. So lately I’ve been watching Eureka on Netflix. I immediately recognized the former L Word wannabe-vampire, Erica Cerra as a lead on Eureka. She’s the deputy sheriff, Jo Lupo. Damn, I’m good.

Part way through season 1, Jo Lupo traipses into one of the weird sci fi labs in the weird sci fi place where every one but her and the sheriff work. She’s carrying the big hairy mutt that Jenny on The L Word named Sounder and promptly had put down. Big mutt nails his part as old and sick in this show, too, but he gets a chance to expand his acting with a few turns at being lively and even barking. He’s very cute when bouncing around with enthusiasm. Nice doggy.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “a sad commentary” or on some topic suggested by the image.


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “A Sad Commentary”

  1. Grey-haired classmates had flown in from all over the country for the weekend celebration of fifty years since they’d graduated from high school.

    “Is Lenny coming?” Ruthie asked.

    “No, his wife wouldn’t let him,” Kathy answered.

    “What! Why?”

    “Because his old girlfriend is here.”

    Ruthie guffawed. “Now that’s what I call a sad commentary.”

    1. Fay, You don’t need to write about what I write about. Take the prompt anywhere you want. So anything you have to say about a sad commentary is where to start. Just because I wrote about a TV show doesn’t mean you should. Make each prompt your own. When there’s a photo involved, you may get an idea from the photo and completely ignore the prompt to write about whatever idea the image gave you. The only rule is write.

  2. There really is no such thing as a second chance. Second chances are fairy tales that the broken ones tell each other. They whisper words like “faith” and “perseverance” and when adjectives fail them, they enlist fate and platitudes—“maybe it wasn’t meant to be.”

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