Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport, Maine.“I am so excited about going glamping at the Royal Forest Campsite in the midst of the giant Sequoias this weekend,” Delores said.

“Glamping?” Richard said. “You mean camping, don’t you?”

“Oh you silly boy, heavens no,” Delores laughed. “I meant what I said — glamping.”

“What is glamping?”

“Glamping is a mashup of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping,’” Delores said. “It’s essentially camping in style, or luxury camping. It’s  camping without any of the hassle or hard work or dirt!”

“But I thought you were fervid when it came to camping,” Richard said. “You loved roughing it in nature, getting down and dirty. When did you embrace this luxury glamping thing?”

“Oh yes, I loved camping the old fashioned way, my dear boy,” Delores said, “but that was when I still had my youthful exuberance. Now I’m older, wiser, and most important, I’m more delicate these days. By the way, did you remember to call the camp headquarters and reserve a site?”

“Oh damn,” Richard said, “I knew there was something you asked me to do that I totally forgot about.”

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (royal), Your Daily Word Prompt (giant), Daily Addictions (camping), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fervid), Word of the Day Challenge (youthful), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (reserve).

Share Your World — Lottery, Style, and Weight

Share Your WorldMonday means it’s time for Melanie to post her Share Your World questions and for me to post my responses.

What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune?

First, I’d quit my job. Oh wait, I’m retired. Never mind. Okay, let’s start over. I’d sell our house in the city and buy a house near the ocean where I can hear the sound of the waves breaking against the shore day in and day out. Oh yeah.

Which decade do you think had the best sense of style?

I was never particularly style conscious, but I would say that, in the late 60s and early 70s, my sense of style would have been hippie chic (or is it chique?).

Would you rather be half your height or double your weight?

Can I say neither? If I were half my height I’d be three feet tall and if I were double my weight I’d be morbidly obese. Just shoot me.

If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide?

I would hide inside my own head, which I often do.

What do you do that you love?

What I’m doing right now: blogging.

Weekly Song Challenge — Spiffy, Tearful Workout

Musical NotesFor this week’s Weekly Song Challenge, Laura has asked us to post three videos — songs about getting spiffied up, that make you cry, and that are good to work out to.

Her rules are:

  • Copy the rules and add them to our own post, pinging back to Laura’s post.
  • Post music videos for our answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people anyone who wants to participate!

So here goes.

1. Post a video of a song that is about getting spiffied up.

This one always make me smile!

2. Post a video of a song that makes you cry for no particular reason

I can’t help it. I always tear up when I listen to this song.

3. Post a video of a song that is a great work out song.

This may seem like an unlikely choice, but this song always gets me up on my feet and moving.

Over to you folks. What songs are you gonna choose?

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #31

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. I hope this week’s image will also generate some great posts as well.

So now it’s time for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from AFP/Getty Images.19C51B42-97D5-4B2E-9B9E-0C6708F81A0BIf this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post.

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.

Please take a few minutes to read some of the other responses to this photo challenge.

FOWC with Fandango — Reserve

FOWCWelcome to September 9, 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 “reserve.”

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.