Weekend Writing Prompt — Wayward Days

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).

My Last Photo — April ‘21

Brian, aka Bushboy, posted his monthly prompt that asked us to…
  1. Post the last photo from our camera’s SD card or the last photo from our phone taken in April.
  2. No editing — who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like, or the subject matter didn’t cooperate?
  3. No explanations needed — just the photo will do.
  4. Create a pingback to Brian’s post or link in the comments.
  5. Tag “The Last Photo.”

So here’s the last photo I took on my iPhone. I took this yesterday specifically for Brian’s challenge. Do any of you know what this is? If so, let me know in the comments.

SoCS — The Merry Month of…

May I 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.

In a happy coincidence, today’s Your Daily Word Prompt word is also May.

FOWC with Fandango — Sure

FOWCWelcome 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.