Weekend Writing Prompt — The Shootout

The bristly old marshal
And the young gunslinger
Meet in a field outside of town
Where they face off

In the wake of the shootout
Only one is left standing
The other’s ashes
To be scattered in the wind

(Exactly 39 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “marshal” in exactly 39 words.

Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (bristly), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (field), The Daily Spur (wake), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (scattered). Image credit: Reddit.

SoCS — Area of Expertise

My area of expertise, you ask?
Well, my expertise reaches far and wide
Hither and yon
From pillar to post
Back and forth.
From here to there
At home and abroad
Any which way
And in any direction
A broad spectrum of knowledge
That includes anything and everything.

Now I have a question for you
When it comes to area of expertise
What is yours?

Me? I’m just a brain surgeon.


Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Linda wants us to start our post with the word “my.” Bonus points if we end our post with “yours.”

FOWC with Fandango — Field

FOWCWelcome to August 28, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “field.”

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.