Weekend Writing Prompt — Nuanced Words

FCAEDFD8-D863-4BFB-82BD-E14FB2A56799Your writing is magical
Your words put together discretely
Yet in a beautiful style
There is a kindness to your voice
A nuance driving us to ponder
And that cajoles us to think even more deeply
More thoughtfully

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the prompt is the word “nuance.”5BCA9AD2-7D10-4DC3-8228-B2CA5E72637DAlso for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (magical), Your Daily Word Prompt (discrete), The Daily Spur (beautiful), Jibber Jabber (kindness), Word of the Day Challenge (driving), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (cajole).

SoCS — Czech, Please

192636CE-B127-4FCE-8578-443376529F8ASo I had an item that I wanted to sell so I listed it on Craigslist. Not more than 15 minutes after I posted the ad, I got an email from someone saying he was interested in buying my item and asking if he could pay me by cheque.

I responded to his email and said, yes, you can write a check. Then I asked if he was either English or Canadian.

He sent me back an email asking me why I wanted to know that. I wrote back and said, “I didn’t mean to pry or to offend you. I was just curious at the way you wrote ‘cheque’ instead of ‘check,’ which is how we usually spell it in America. I think that ‘cheque’ is the British spelling of the word.”

He wrote back and said, “I see. Well, I’m neither English nor Canadian. I am, in fact, Czech, and I recently moved here from the Czech Republic. But if it will make it any easier on you, I can pay cash, as in good old American dollars.”

“That’s okay,” I wrote back. “I’ll take a cheque.”

Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. We are challenged to use “check,” “cheque,” and/or “Czech” in our post.

FOWC with Fandango — Cajole

FOWCWelcome to July 25, 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 “cajole.”

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. Please 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.