“I love your beret,” Sarah said to her best friend, Liz.”

Needless to say, I picked it up at that boutique you suggested in town,” Liz said. “I was window shopping, saw it there, and realized that I must have it. I walked in, pointed to the beret, and emphatically commanded the sales clerk to sell it to me.”

“Well, it really looks good on you,” Sarah said.

“I would hope so,” Liz said. “It cost more than I wanted to spend, but despite every effort to resist, I couldn’t help myself.”

“As the old saying goes,” Sarah said, “another day another dollar.”

“Huh?” Liz said, giving her friend a quizzical look.”

Written for the following daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (needless), My Vivid Blog (beret/window), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (boutique/suggest), Your Daily Word Prompt emphatic), The Daily Spur (effort), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (another day).

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

I always thought
That having
A lot of
Would make me
I was wrong
I Fear

Written for:

KL Casey’s #writephoto (money). Image by KL Caley.

Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration (happy).

Stephanie Colpron’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt (fear).

#1MinFiction — If Looks Could Kill

“Listen, it was very nice of you to invite me to this fancy restaurant and to have ordered this lovely meal for me. I probably should have mentioned this when you asked me to join you here for dinner, so it’s entirely my fault, but I’m a vegan and I also have celiac disease so I must avoid gluten at all costs,” she said. “And I don’t drink red wine. It gives me acid reflux.”

He glared at her. “Yeah, you should have told me all that when I asked you to meet me for dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House,” he said.

Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction prompt.

FOWC with Fandango — Suggest


Welcome to September 23, 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 “suggest.”

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.