She would refuse to go along with the crowd. She was a rogue, adept at the denial of convention wisdom and all things conventional.

With her remarkable good looks and her sparkling luminescence, she was the object of desire.

Highly prized.
Sought after.
Fought over.

But she remained aloof.
Beating back all comers.

She just wanted to be left alone to do her own thing, which only enhanced her allure.

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (refuse), Word of the Day Challenge (rogue), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (adept), Your Daily Word Prompt (denial), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (luminescence). Photo credit: Darius Bashar at Unsplash.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Loser

He lost. He knows it. He won’t admit it. He won’t concede. His ego won’t allow it. He’s not a loser. He’s a winner. He’ll try to wrangle victory from defeat. He’s delusional.

(33 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “wrangle.”

SoCS — Ring-a-Ding Ding Ding

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, she’s given us the word “ring” and asked us to use it as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective…or basically any way we’d like.

The word “ring” is a very versatile word. I always found it interesting that Americans typically say they will call someone on the phone, while the British say that they will ring someone up.

A ring is also something that can be worn on fingers, like a friendship ring, an engagement ring, a wedding wing (or band), or just a ring as a piece of jewelry. Some ring wearers even pierce their noses or lips or eyebrows or, well, certain other body parts in order to insert a ring in them.

Boxers and wrestlers fight in a ring, but ice skaters and roller skaters skate in a rink. Why is that, I wonder?

Pandas and Raccoons have dark rings around their eyes. So do I when I don’t get enough sleep.

While some policemen were forming a large ring around demonstrators, other policeman were in hot pursuit of the members of a drug ring.

And, of course, you can always ring a bell. A church bell. A Christmas bell. A cowbell. A doorbell.

I’m sure you’ve heard that the old nursery rhyme, “Ring Around the Rosie,” arose from the Great Plague, an outbreak of pneumonic plague that affected London in the year 1665. However, according to the fact-checking site, Snopes, “Ring Around the Rosie” is simply a nursery rhyme of indefinite origin with no specific meaning. Apparently, long after the nursery rhyme had been around, someone, concocted the plague-related “origin story” for its creation.

By the way, won’t you be glad when 2020 will finally be over and we can ring in the new year, 2021, which we all hope will be much better than 2020, right?

And with that, friends, I think I’m going to start re-reading “The Lord of the Rings.” It’s been a few decades since I last read about the epic quest for the ring.

FOWC with Fandango — Adept

FOWCWelcome to November 14, 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 “adept.”

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.