FOWC with Fandango — Finagle

FOWCWelcome to October 20, 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 “finagle.”

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.

19 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Finagle

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  2. Marleen October 20, 2020 / 11:53 pm

    After your “refined and sophisticated” topic, I was looking (via a couple of searches) to find if my hearing of the idea that someone “wasn’t safe, just rich” had been quoted anywhere… perhaps in relation to the #metoo conversations. I couldn’t find it, and I suppose it hasn’t reached “saying” status. The concept is bolstered in stories of foreign mothers (such as in India or Pakistan) going through machinations to attain matches for their daughters or American socialite mothers manipulating their daughters’ lives similarly. Then there’s the more contemporary drive to have a “successful” career and worthy man to go with it. Additionally, I recently looked up the story behind an old musical that I enjoyed when I was a kid — “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Supposedly, the idea was that it was considered forward-thinking to choose a man for oneself who was rich… marry for money, not love. And, of course, if you don’t marry with money in mind our culture will look down on you; if you marry a rich jerk, you’ll get blamed for that as well. And if you aim for a career and are abused in the process, too bad for you again. Anyway…

    I came across this (fairly long) story:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/our-time-com-con-man/554057/

    Quote — Many of the women I spoke with felt compelled to make the same point: that this wasn’t just a dating-scam story. They reminded me that Derek had scammed hospitals and insurance companies long before he began meeting women on dating sites, and that he’d conned many people beyond just 40-something divorcées. He won over their parents, friends, and co-workers; he convinced hotel clerks and Mercedes salesmen and bankers and real-estate agents and doctors. He was able to finagle country-club memberships and hospital admissions. He met actual Navy veterans, who took him at his word.

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