#writephoto — Table

“It’s the location,” Pete said. “We’re in the middle of nowhere.”

“I think it’s the weather,” Joan said. “You know how iffy the weather can be even in late March.”

“I’m sure it’s the pandemic,” Uncle Dave said. “A lot of folks are still reluctant to go out until the majority of people have been vaccinated.”

Becky started crying. “It’s because everyone hates me.”

“No, sweetie,” Grandma Rose said. “Nobody hates you. It’s because your mother waited too long to mail the invitations.

“Grandma Rose is wrong, sweetie,” Joan said to Becky, flashing her mother-in-law a dirty look. “I mailed them in plenty of time.”

The family members all stared at the empty table. Eight year old Becky put her hands on her hips, stomped her right foot hard onto the ground, and said, “Worst birthday party ever!”

Written for KL Casey’s #writephoto prompt. Photo credit: KL Caley.

Tale Weaver — Time for Change

Michael, who has served as the host for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt for 320 weeks, has said that it’s time for change. To that end, he will be handing over hosting this prompt to another yet to be named blogger going forward. Good luck, Michael. Thank you for hosting Tale Weaver over the past six-plus years. We’re going to miss you.

And speaking of change, I’ve been very vocal regarding my disdain for the switch to the block editor that WordPress has been forcing upon us. And I’ve been so resistant to that change that I had been considering ending my blog on WordPress.

Well, as of this morning, the “wp/admin” functionality is no longer available to me on wordpress.com. And I guess that means it’s the proverbial shit or get off the pot time.

So, I’m looking change right in the eye and I’m not going to blink. I’ve decided to go all in on the dreaded block editor. In fact, I’m on my iPhone right now composing this post in block editor mode. Yes, that’s right. I’m actually using the block editor. Because Fandango is not the kind of blogger who will let adversity stand in his way. And I refuse to allow the block editor to drive me away from something I love to do.

It’s time for change.

Three Line Tales — Larger Than Life

He appeared to be larger than life when he walked out onto the stage. Of course, it was all due to the theatrical effects, with the fog machine, the backlighting, and the eerie music. Well, he may have fooled some of those lemmings in the audience, but he didn’t fool me.

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: unattributed.

FOWC with Fandango — Nemesis

FOWCWelcome to March 25, 2021 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 “nemesis.”

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.