Share Your World — A Twofer

I missed responding to Melanie’s Share Your World prompt last week, so today I’m going to double down.

First, here’s her SYW from February 10th.

Do you snore? How do you know it, if you do?

According to my wife, I’m a very loud and very annoying snorer. She either slaps down hard on the bed or punches me to get me to stop. She has threatened on a number of occasions to throw me out of the master bedroom and make me sleep in the guest bedroom.

What do you find funny? (Credit for the question is given to Rory in this post.)

Our cat, our dog, and late night comedians, such as Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Samantha Bee.

What was the last furry thing you touched?

Our cat and our dog.25DEF281-F18C-41BA-A26A-C787CE57CB76

How do you handcuff a one-armed man?

Hand to immovable object? Hand to foot? Both feet?

And now here’s Melanie’s SYW for today.

How can someone win a gold star (i.e., win your approval and/or admiration) with you?

By not being a Trump supporter.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?


Do you have a favorite type of exercise?

Walking our dog.

Do you sleep with a top sheet? Why or why not?

Of course I sleep with a top sheet. I’m not a savage, you know.

Fandango’s February Expressions #17


A stitch in time saves nine

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 #53

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 OnHorizon at linesFor the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a number of tall, bare trees standing on the ground covered with fallen leaves.

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 — History

FOWCWelcome to February 17, 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 “history.”

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.