Back in my wayward days I wanted to mend my wayward ways
Though the odds against me were stacked There was no way I’d allow myself be gobsmacked
Sure, I was a guy who was rough and tough And from no one would I take any guff
They said my behavior was mercurial But my mentor gave me a tutorial
He taught me to rebel against my wayward haze And to make others joyful in my later days
(Exactly 77 words)
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “wayward.” Photo credit: baddogLtd at DeviantArt.
Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (gobsmacked), Your Daily Word Prompt (guff), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (sure/mercurial), MMA Storytime (rebel), and Word of the Day Challenge (joyful).
MayI remind you that today is the first day of the month of May? When I was a kid, on the first May, we used to celebrate May Day by dancing around the Maypole. And because April showers bring May flowers, this month should be one of bright, bountiful, and beautiful flowers and delightful fragrances.
It’s hard for me to believe that it’s already May. It seems as if 2021 is barely underway, and yet we’re one-third of the way through the year. In fact, I find it a bit dismaying how quickly the the first four months of the year have flown by. And while I was hoping that 2021 would be a far better year than last year, there has been a lot of mayhem so far this year. Maybe you feel the same way, too.
Here are some personal factoids about May: I started this blog in May of 2017. My first grandchild was born last May. My parents got married in May. Not recently, of course, but many, many Mays ago. And I started my first real job after graduating from college and returning from active duty in the army in May. Again, that was many Mays ago, too.
And with that, I think I may wrap this post up. In case you couldn’t tell, I wrote this post specifically for Linda G.Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where the word is “may.” But maybe you already figured that out.
Welcome to May 1, 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 “sure.”
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.