#WDYS — A Bird in the Hand

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A small bird in the hand would be easy to crush
Not that I would ever do such a thing
I want to hear that little bird sing

But wait little bird, what have you done?
Did you just drop a tiny turd in my palm?
You need to hop from my hand and fly away
I can’t be responsible for you if you stay


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: Evan Clark @ Unsplash.

Truthful Tuesday — Trick or Treat

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…

What are your thoughts on trick-or-treating this year? Should Halloween be “canceled,” or should it be allowed to go on as normal?

For the past dozen years my wife and I lived in an urban section of the city. Every year I would buy a couple of bags of Halloween candy and every year we would get zero trick or treaters. Which meant that every year over the past dozen years, I’d have candy miniatures to snack on through the whole month of November.

In February we moved to a suburban neighborhood and there are lots of kids around here. In a normal year, I would expect a boatload of trick or treaters to ring our bell, and I would have plenty of candy to pass out. But this is not a normal year and I have no idea what to expect.

I do know that were we parents of young children — ours are grown up and out on their own — I would not permit them to go trick or treating this year. And, given that the pandemic seems to be continuing unabated, I think it would be wise to have our town officially cancel trick or treating.

But this is America and Americans balk at anyone taking away their “God given rights,” including their right to have their kids go trick or treating. So I’m going to buy a couple of bags of Halloween candy and wear a mask when I answer the door just in case any kids do come up to our house and ring the bell. Hopefully there won’t be that many and I’ll have enough candy miniatures to snack on through the whole month of November.

FOWC with Fandango — Ensconced

FOWCWelcome to September 29, 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 “ensconced.”

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.