Fandango’s Flashback Friday — December 11

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 11th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted my on December 11, 2017. It was when WordPress was still publishing its own daily one-word prompts.

I Got Nothing Today

 

8B4EC126-35DC-447B-B507-4EEF75C8A2C7When I see the WordPress one-word prompt each morning, I think about if I’m going to respond and, if so, how?

Will I write a bit of flash fiction using the word as inspiration? Will the word remind me of something that happened in my life or in the life of someone I know and motivate me to write a post about such an incidence?

Will the word trigger something related to current events, political goings on, or some other timely topic for me to write about?

Today’s one-word prompt is the word “elegance.” It’s a noun used to describe something that is elegant, something tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, or design. Something refined or dignified.

There is nothing about me or anyone I know that can be described as “elegant.” My family, friends, and acquaintances are all firmly ensconced in America’s middle class. My home is not in any way elegant. Nor is my clothing, my car, or my lifestyle.

And today, neither is my imagination, as I haven’t been able to conjure up a fanciful tale built around the word “elegance” to share with my readers.

So I’m sorry to disappoint, but I got nothing. There will be no post from me today in response to the WordPress one-word prompt. Check back with me tomorrow.

20 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — December 11

  1. margaret21 December 11, 2020 / 6:32 am

    I’d have been similarly stumped by ‘elegance’ – except you turned your discomfiture into a post well worth giving a second airing to. I’ve been reviving old posts for a while now, as much for my own interest as anything. Your idea is a great peg to hang them on: Here’s mine for today – or ten years ago, depending on your point of view: https://margaret21.com/2020/12/11/a-nation-of-shopkeepers/

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    • Fandango December 11, 2020 / 11:28 am

      Thanks. It’s fun to look back at posts from the past and give them a second life. I hope you’ll become a regular Flashback Friday participant.

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      • margaret21 December 11, 2020 / 12:54 pm

        I hope so too. It’s especially fun to do so while our lives are so restricted. Thanks for developing the idea.

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    • Marleen December 11, 2020 / 10:42 am

      Great rhyming and thinking!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 11, 2020 / 11:34 am

      I knew the chaos would continue, but I never imagined, after resoundingly losing the election, Trump and his GOP lemmings would continue to sow such chaos…such destructive chaos.

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  2. Carol anne December 15, 2020 / 7:02 pm

    Lol fandango you really have the best sense of humour! I got nothing! I love your wit! xo

    Liked by 2 people

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