The Winter Wren

31C09A6F-9843-4FA7-972D-A01F2D2CF53D“Don’t you think your plan is a bit radical?” Elliot asked.

“I think my plan is an optimum plan, actually,” Carol said.

“Why would you say that?”


“Because why?”

“Because it’s winter, obviously.” Carol responded.

“I know it’s winter, but what does that have to do with your plan to feed that damn tenacious little bird that is always hanging around our porch making such a racket?” Elliot asked.

“That little bird is a wren, and I just want to make sure it’s well-fed and warm,” Carol said.

“But I still think putting an electric heater over the bird feeder is a bit radical,” Elliot said.

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (radical), Your Daily Word Prompt (optimum), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (because), Ragtag Daily Prompt (winter), The Daily Spur (tenacious), and Daily Addictions (wren).

Friday Fictioneers — Going in Circles

133CF536-C192-4D6E-94BB-6DE07AF152FD I was raised in the Washington, DC area, which is known for its many traffic circles, such as Dupont, Columbus, Logan, and Thomas circles.

DC drivers know how to navigate those circles. Vehicles already in the circles have the right of way over those entering them. Easy Peasy.

When I moved to New England, I discovered what they refer to as “rotaries.” These rotaries have the same rules as DC’s circles.

Now I live in California where they’re building “roundabouts” or small circles. Sadly, California drivers haven’t yet mastered the rules for navigating roundabouts. They are accidents waiting to happen.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: C.E. Ayr.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — November 29

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?

Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 29th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on November 29, 2017. It was in response to one of Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompts.

Duck Face

C5A749DA-2433-4ACD-9FC1-D3B5553D58FDLooking at the map, David was trying to figure out how to get to the museum. “I think it’s just a few blocks from here,” he said to his wife. Not hearing a response, he turned around and saw that she was taking yet another selfie, with that ridiculous duck face expression.

“How many of those stupid, pouty selfies are you going to take on this trip?” David asked her.

“I want all of my Facebook friends to see how much fun we’re having,” she said.

David sighed. “Then you should try aiming the camera at something other than yourself.”

Image credit: Bikurgurl.

FOWC with Fandango — Because

FOWCWelcome to November 29, 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 “because.”

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.