Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · Word of the Day Challenge

The Jacks

Fandango's FOWC is onerous, and the Word of the Day Challenge is uppercut. Billy Jack was ever the hard worker, from the time he was able to stand. He would help his maw with the laundry, would set the table, peel the potatoes, feed the chickens, run to the dairy farm to get milk, and… Continue reading The Jacks

Fandango Provocative Question · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · music · Word of the Day Challenge

#YPQ 10 — Doing the Do

Fandango's Provocative Question this week is about the choices we make and the actions we take. “What is more important to you, doing the right thing or doing things right?”   Ideally doing the right thing and doing things right are the same thing. For example following the Golden Rule of doing unto others as… Continue reading #YPQ 10 — Doing the Do

poetry · relationships · Word of the Day Challenge

Bad Boys

image link   Today's Word of the Day Challenge is immature.  Although the word immature doesn't show up in my poem, I hope it describes it enough to pass for the prompt!   boys toys man cave bros before hos sex slave drinkin' a brewski watching the game men don't do dishes laundry, the same… Continue reading Bad Boys

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · remembrance · Word of the Day Challenge

Underdog’s Riddle

image link Fandango's FOWC is underdog, and the Word of the Day Challenge is riddle. Today's post is inspired not only by the challenge words but by my experience at karaoke last night. My friend called and asked me to figure out who had karaoke so I did the google and gave her 3 places… Continue reading Underdog’s Riddle

love · nature · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

Heart thaw

image link Today's Word of the Day Challenge is thawing.   Sol's beams warm Caress crystals To tears With warm beams Your smile caress My fears Tears to streams Sate river's slake Fears melt, Puddle, dissipate Burgeoned river From banks to flats My burgeoned heart Holds strong at crack Flowers sprout To herald spring Love's… Continue reading Heart thaw

poetry · senryu · Word of the Day Challenge

gratitude

image link The Word of the Day Challenge is gratitude. Passage from Robert Heinlein's book, Stranger in a Strange Land, on the topic of gratitude: “Sit back down—and for God’s sake quit trying to be as nasty as I am; you don’t have my years of practice. Now let me get something straight: you are… Continue reading gratitude

bat shit crazy · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · mature audiences only · mental health · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

Madness Ignited

image link   Fandango's FOWC today is madness and Word of the Day Challenge is ignite. This gloomy weather is getting to me. Today's offering is both disturbing and frightening. WARNING:  It may be triggering and is not suitable for children. Don't say you weren't warned! a finger traces an imaginary line down a path… Continue reading Madness Ignited

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · music · Word of the Day Challenge

Your Love’s Return (1970)

  Today's offering for Word Challenge of the Day's hopeful and Fandango's FOWC of deliver will be to deliver a song by a favorite songwriter and singer, Mr. Gordon Lightfoot. The song is, “Your Love's Return”, which is off of his 1970, “If you Could Read My Mind” CD, which was originally titled, “Sit Down… Continue reading Your Love’s Return (1970)

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · nonet · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

Mirrorball

https://gfycat.com/adorablefavoriteanhinga gif link The Word of the Day Challenge is resolutions. Fandango's FOWC is enigma. The offering today are two nonets, one a reverse (the first one is the reverse), but each uses both prompts for today. I also tried to make them complement each other. Orb Focus Of varied Resolutions Generates versions Enigma of… Continue reading Mirrorball

ecology · exploitation · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · flora · poetry · villanelle · Word of the Day Challenge

Beads and how the world turns

image link The Word of the Day Challenge is traditions. Fandango's FOWC is revenge. Today's offering is in the form of a villanelle. As an introduction, I wanted to talk about how I was inspired to write this. On Saturday, I went to Hobby Lobby to take an art print that my older son got… Continue reading Beads and how the world turns