Share Your World — Trees, Bridges, Sacrifices, and Priorities

Share Your WorldMelanie is at it again with her Share Your World prompt. These are so much fun and I look forward to Mondays for no other reason than to respond to her questions. So let’s get to it.

Do you have a favorite kind of tree?

First, I prefer trees that are living to dead trees. But when it comes to living trees, I really like paper white Birch trees. I like their unusual white bark.ADF18008-1FD7-448D-BE8E-262495D23D30

What bridges are you happy you burned?

Wait just a minute there, young lady. Are you implying that I’m some sort of arsonist and go around setting fires on bridges? I’ve never burned a single bridge down in my whole life and I resent the inference. How dare you?

Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?

For a total stranger? Are you nuts?

How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?

Absolutely my priorities have changed. My number one priority is to not get the C-19 virus! 

Blogging Insights — Late For the Party

Blogging insightsFor today’s Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya wants to know how we handle prompt deadlines and what we do if we’re late for the party. She asks:

If you miss the deadline of a prompt, what do you do?

Wait, prompts have deadlines? Since when? Well, okay, I suppose daily word prompts have an implicit deadline (i.e., the day of the prompt), but there’s no punishment for being late responding to a daily word prompt, is there?

And then there are prompts that specify a day of the week, like Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday, Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday, Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, or Richelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. Do these prompters care if you respond to these prompts on a day other than the one contained in the title? I think not, as long as you do respond.

As someone who offers five prompts: — Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, Fandango’s Who Won the Week?, Fandango’s Flash Fiction (photo) Challenge, Fandango’s Provocative Question, and Fandango’s Flashback Friday — I don’t set time limits. People can respond whenever the mood or inspiration strikes them.

So, to answer Dr. Tanya’s question, I don’t concern myself with deadlines. I will respond whenever I get a round tuit.787315B8-8A32-4B08-8312-5C3CAB5C2E97Or not!

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #65

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 a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The image below is from Pinterest.2B4F62DC-05AE-4354-8DB9-2706DFA3C654For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows small pots containing plants that have very human-like features.

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. 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 — Practice

FOWCWelcome to May 11, 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 “practice.”

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.