One-Liner Wednesday — In Politics….

A portrait of Napoleon after his abdication in 1814.
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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”

Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor

Who knew that Napoleon was prescient enough to have predicted the ascendency of Donald Trump?

Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #75

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

This week’s provocative question was inspired by Melanie’s Share Your World Prompt this week, where she posed several questions about our criminal tendencies.

According to, “crime” is defined as “an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law.” It’s can also be “an action or activity that, although not illegal, is considered to be evil, shameful, or wrong.”0EB80A93-0A63-471B-BAFF-5A2B38673891With that as context, my provocative question for you this week is this:

Have you ever committed a crime? If yes, tell us about it to the extent you feel comfortable doing so. If not, is there a crime you might like to commit (i.e., fantasized about committing) if you knew in advance that you’d never be caught or prosecuted for it?

Please be aware when you consider if or how you want to answer this question that nothing you say in response to this question can be used against you in a court of law. Of course, I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know that for sure, but I certainly won’t rat you out.

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ 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. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Diminutive

FOWCWelcome to June 24, 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 “diminutive.”

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.