FOWC with Fandango — Ramble

FOWCWelcome to August 8, 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 “ramble.”

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.

34 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Ramble

  1. aguycalledbloke August 8, 2020 / 10:25 am

    Nothing quite beats a romantic ramble,
    Unless of course it’s a exotic tangle,
    in the blackberry bramble,
    But one must be careful not to scramble
    About in a shambles,
    On account of the gamble,
    Taken when you sampled the ample,
    Spherical samples,
    Of loveliness seen at the angles,
    … when looking down from atop of the heavenly angel!

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    • Fandango August 8, 2020 / 11:12 pm

      After reading this rhyme
      I am ready to take some time
      And go for a leisurely amble.

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      • aguycalledbloke August 9, 2020 / 12:07 am

        Absolutely – on my daily ambles l go bird watching ………. there are lots of birds, many are colourful, some are very pretty and some have the most amazing ‘plumage!’ Like Blue Tits and Red Breasts – strange in this heatwave l have seen very few blue tits, but quite a lot of red breasts!

        I love my morning ambles 🙂

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  2. Marleen August 9, 2020 / 9:46 am

    I was going to post at Mr. Bump’s site, then remembered he has a more complicated way for doing so there. So, this is my response to his take on your prompt.


    You did a distinguishable job of rambling.

    My mom used to say my dad rambled. I don’t think he actually did, but he liked to talk about the things he was doing (a variety) in addition to things going on in the world and things in which my children and I were involved or interested. I began to wonder what she was thinking as to what rambling really amounts to, relatively recently, when she would tell me she ate an egg and some leftover something. That there were two hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator but that she ate one. I noticed she spoke of things like this often. Then I began noting this is something of a joke, which is considered a stereotype of women… the talk of what unremarkable things they ate throughout that day and maybe the day or two or more before. I wonder if it has to do with the obsession on weight (which many women have and she’s had throughout the years even though she is five feet tall and literally a hundred pounds on a heavy day). I found it almost disorienting that her decision out of the blue to interact involves only shallowness as her definitions and terms. She has also randomly asked me if I watched some unknown show the night before. (I’m trying to remember; I’m not going to remember. Oh. It was a musical thing about someone so unremarkable I don’t know why she would’ve thought I’d be interested.) Rather than state how odd it was to think I would have chosen what she saw out of numerous choices (if even watching television at all), I said no and asked if she had seen something on HBO with a slant in favor of the historical moment that was President Obama. Of course, she hadn’t. (I had.) But she didn’t respond. I may sound hard on her (and then like a wimp for describing my interaction and thoughts as harsh), but she’s always been … [I will leave that unsaid, as I’ve realized it would be so much more rambling… and that this got serious — when you were goofing around].

    It’s humorous that you headed it with “Dear Diary” at the top.

    I like the embrace of an anthem to express enthusiasm for mutual rambling.

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    • Marleen August 9, 2020 / 1:15 pm

      There’s no reason to go to this link/website, so I’ve “messed up” the edges so it won’t, I hope, work as a link without trying harder than clicking on it; )ht[]tp://

      But, while trying to find a clip from a movie, which I couldn’t find, this is the closest I came to it:

      Ooh, call him in the middle of the night, and tell him everything you had to eat that day. What’s wrong with that? l’m kidding. Hello….

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