Photo Challenge — A Dead Giveaway

704D0930-FD87-4140-AE0F-5C328230C7E2What if I’d made a different decision, chosen a different path?” Ken wondered aloud as he looked at the three leaves on the path before him.

“Don’t ruin things,” a man near him said.

Ken turned around and said to the stranger who spoke to him, “What did you just say?”

“I said that everyone’s life is just a variation on a theme,” the man said. “Your kind of thinking puts you in a no win situation. You need to stop focusing and what’s beneath and behind you and, instead, look at what is above and ahead of you.

“Who the hell are you and why don’t you mind your own damn business?” Ken said.

“I am someone who is trying to help you move forward,” the man said.

“Move forward apropos to what?” Ken asked.

“From your mistakes you made in the past, from your deep regrets,” the man said.

“But how can I do that?” Ken asked. “I can’t change the past.”

“For starters,” the man said, “one way you can compensate for the errors of your ways is no not vote for Donald Trump again this November.”

Astonished, Ken looked at the man and asked, “How did you know I voted for Trump in 2016?”

The man looked at Ken, shook his head, and said, “The red MAGA cap you’re wearing is a dead giveaway.”

Written for the Photo Challenge prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: mh cheraghi on Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (what if), The Daily Spur (ruin), Word of the Day Challenge (theme), Jibber Jabber (win), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge Apropos), and Your Daily Word Prompt (compensate).

FOWC with Fandango — Apropos

FOWCWelcome to June 23, 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 “apropos.”

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.