Share Your World — The Simple Things

Share Your WorldMonday is when Melanie sends out her latest Share Your World prompt, and today is no exception. So here we go.

When was the last time you tried something new?

Hmm. The other night my wife and I went out to dinner with our daughter and her significant other. Our daughter is a vegetarian and for an appetizer she ordered goat cheesecake with beets and candied walnuts and the whole thing was drizzled in some sort of green sauce. I’m not normally a fan of goat cheese, walnuts, or beets, but she insisted that I taste it and it was actually pretty good. That said, I liked my barbecue chicken wings appetizer better.

If you were forced to eliminate every physical possession from your life with the exception of what could fit into a single backpack, what would you put in it?

Toothpaste and a toothbrush, a box of tissues, a roll of toilet paper, some clean underwear and socks, a pair of jeans, a flannel shirt, my sneakers, my Patagonia jacket, my iPhone with a charger, a writing pad, a pen, a small, portable folding chair, and some Think! protein bars.E525D96C-8A7F-498B-961D-3586F58F8D5C

What simple fact do you wish more people understood?

What a moron and a traitor to America Donald Trump is. And that Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans in Congress, who not only tolerate Donald Trump, but enable him, are also traitors. And this is a fact, not an opinion.

What food item do you go through fastest in your house?

Bananas. My wife and I each have a sliced banana in the morning with our breakfast cereals. So we have to replenish them at least twice weekly. Coffee would be a close second, but does coffee count as “food”?

Fandango’s February Expressions #3

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Each day during the month of February, at around 6 am Pacific Time, I will be posting an old adage, an old saying, a familiar expression that we’ve all heard and have probably used during our lifetimes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.

Please tag your post with #FFE and create a pingback to this post or include your link in a comment on each day’s post.

Have fun and be sure to read what others have posted in response to this prompt.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #52

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 flash fiction piece or poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The image below is from Daria-Yakovleva at pixabay.com.8BE62E16-36D5-4FED-8E2D-408A589A2C98For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a foldable wooden chair upon which is a small, painted porcelain teapot and a clear glass cup with mint leaves soaking in water, both of which are sitting upon two books. Draped over the back of the chair is small, white, thickly weaved throw.

If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.

Thanks to all of you who have participated in these challenges so far. Your posts have been very creative. Please take a few minutes to read the other responses to this photo challenge.

Please create a pingback to this post or manually add your link in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Century

FOWCWelcome to February 3, 2020 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 “century.”

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.