Weekend Writing Prompt

“I’m feeling quite jovial today,” Carl said, taking a drag from his cigarette. “I want to write the great American novel. I want to share my genius with the literary world and to be an author people lionize. Come help me brainstorm some plot ideas.”

“Good luck with that,” his skeptical wife said.

“Why do you always have to niggle at my dreams?” Carl dejectedly asked.

(66 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “niggle.”Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (jovial), The Daily Spur (cigarette), Ragtag Daily Prompt (write), Word of the Day Challenge (share), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (lionize), and MMA Storytime (brainstorm).

SoCS — The Largest of the Smallest

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we’ve been given the words “mini/maxi.” Linda instructs us to use “mini” (the smallest of something) or “maxi” (the largest) or both in our posts.

Alrighty then. The Mini Cooper is a small car. A very small car, indeed. Which probably explains why the brand is called Mini Cooper and not just Cooper.

I drive a 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman, similar to the one pictured above. It’s the largest of the Mini Cooper models on the market. So one might consider the Countryman to be the maxi version of the Mini Cooper.

Just so you know, this very well might be the shortest post I’ve ever posted in response to one of Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompts. So maybe this should be dubbed a mini response. But I personally think the mini nature of this post can have a maxi impact, even given the few words it contains.

Give me a high five if you agree!

FOWC with Fandango — Lionize

FOWCWelcome to December 12, 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 “lionize.”

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.