Weekend Writing Prompt — A Mother’s Smile

062AB623-9153-4640-B227-08127D66056E“I’m tickled pink,” my mother said, a big smile on her face, when I told her I’d been accepted to college.

“You see, sweetheart,” she said, using her most charming tone, “you used to get so angry at me when I pushed you to do your homework and to study, study, study, but I know now that my persistence was a big factor in your success.”

“Nice spin, Mom.”

“So where did you get accepted?” she asked.

“University of Wyoming in Laramie.”

“Wyoming? That’s the wilderness,” she lamented. “I’ll never see you!”

(exactly 92 words)


0E8E0C0C-B8A6-4119-9EE9-A80388C8F213Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where we are challenged to write a poem or piece of prose using the word “spin” in exactly 92 words. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (pink), The Daily Spur (mother), Weekly Prompts (smile), Word of the Day Challenge (charming), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (factor), and Your Daily Word Prompt (wilderness).

SoCS — Don’t Mess With Rosy

C28B2EE7-D87D-436E-94FB-1EC70515DC4AFor today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to “find a word that rhymes with ‘rosy,’ or use the word ‘rosy’ and base your post on it.”

So I decided to write a poem, a silly little poem, using the word “rosy” and some words that rhyme with “rosy.” Here goes:

I once had a girlfriend named Rosy

And she was as pretty as a posy

Soon we became very close and cozy

One night she was feeling tired and dozy

And while Rosy was dozing, off I did mosey

That was when I met a beauty named Josie

But when Rosy awoke and found me with Josie

She hauled off and punched me right in my nosy.

The End 😉

FOWC with Fandango — Factor

FOWCWelcome to May 25, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “factor.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.