Twenty Word Tuesday — Golden Slumber

A troubled night, until I finally fell asleep. Then my sweet repose, my golden slumber, was interrupted by the telephone.

Written for Bulbul’s Twenty Word Tuesday prompt, where this week’s word is “golden.” Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (trouble), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (repose), and Word of the Day Challenge (telephone).

Truthful Tuesday — Deprived Childhood

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts, and this week Frank wants to know…

What was your favorite holiday treat as a child?

Well Frank, if you asked me about non-holiday specific treats, I could give you a nice, long list. But believe it or not — and since this is Truthful Tuesday, you ought to believe it — I can’t remember a favorite treat specifically related to a holiday. Ours was not a big dessert family and although I can think of a number of desserts that I used to like, from cookies to cakes to pies, etc., none was associated with a particular holiday.

So, sorry, Frank, but my truthful answer is that I did not have a favorite holiday treat. I must have lived a deprived childhood. I’ll try to do better next Tuesday.

Fandango’s Story Starter #2

First of all, let me offer a big thank you to those of you who participated in the inaugural edition of my new Story Starter prompt. I am both humbled by and grateful for your reception to this new writing prompt. So let’s see what happens this week.

As a reminder, here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you an incomplete “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (poetry or prose) around that partial sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing

This week’s teaser is:

To be clear, what you’re saying is that…

If you care to write and post a story built on this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what other bloggers do with this teaser, assuming (hoping?) that some bloggers will give it a shot.

And most of all, have fun.

FOWC with Fandango — Repose

FOWCWelcome to July 13, 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 “repose.”

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.