What Do You See? — Knockers

I’m sitting on the pier looking out at the orange sky of the setting sun and wondering where my muse has gone.

The low, dark clouds in front of me remind me of the fact that I haven’t been able to construct a decent sentence, much less an entire post, using the combination of daily prompt words — even my own — that have been offered up over the past week or so.

I try to beseech my muse to inspire me, to grant me a festival of ideas and the words to express them, but she is silent, just as a lamp with no oil left to burn has lost its flame.

I think back and suddenly recall my all time favorite movie, “Young Frankenstein” and that great scene about the door with enormous knockers. A smile comes to my face. An idea enters my brain. I’ll post that scene from the movie!

Yeah, that’s the ticket!


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Kenrick Mills @Unsplash.

Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (sentence), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (combination), Your Daily Word Prompt (beseech), Word of the Day Challenge (festival), My Vivid Blog (lamp), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (knockers).

Three line Tales — Still Life

The still water in the canal was like a mirror reflecting the ominous, deep purple clouds overhead.

Nothing at all was stirring and no sign of life could be detected.

A still life in the calm before the storm.


Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales. Photo credit: Federico Beccari via Unsplash.

FOWC with Fandango — Combination

FOWCWelcome to September 16, 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 “combination.”

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.