One Minute Fiction — Floors and Doors

“That’s strange,” he said.

“What’s strange?” she asked.

“That brick building across the street,” he said.

“What about it?” she asked.

“There’s a big red door on the ground floor,” he said.

“Yeah, so?” she asked.

“There are two white doors on the second floor,” he said.

“Yes there are,” she agreed.

“And on the third floor there are no doors. Just a window where a door should be,” he said.

“So what?” she asked.

“That’s strange,” he said.

Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction Challenge, where the idea is to manage to type our whole story in a minute or less.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #130


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

It seems to me that there are a lot of things to worry about these days. Whether we’re talking about the climate, politics, the seemingly never ending pandemic, natural disasters, social injustice, mass shootings, cultural clashes, or wars, the news is rarely good. I have almost gotten to the point that I’m considering stopping reading or watching the news because I find it both disheartening and depressing.

So with this in mind, my provocative question this week is this…

What worries you the most about the future? Why is that your biggest concern? Or are you not that concerned about the future?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Fallible

FOWCWelcome to August 11, 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 “fallible.”

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.