Share Your World — 10/11/2021

It’s time for another edition of Melanie’s Share Your World prompt. Here’s what she wants to know.

What is the scariest game (board or online) you ever may have played?

Hmm. My son and his wife used to play this board game called “Pandemic,” which they roped my wife and me to play with them whenever we all got together.

The object is for the team of players to manage to fight the spread of a deadly pandemic before it wipes out the human population. It used to be a mildly enjoyable game. But once an actual worldwide pandemic broke out last year, it became too real. And that’s a bit scary.

What’s just ‘over the rainbow” for you?

Death?

Do you have to watch something upbeat after watching a suspense or horror movie so you can go to sleep?

No. I usually can fall asleep with ease regardless of what I was watching. Of course, my dreams might be very different depending upon what I recently watched.

Is there intent behind every action?

I believe that there is intent, either conscious or unconscious, behind most actions. But more important than intent, in my opinion, are the consequences of our actions, regardless of intent. Sometimes good intentions can lead to bad consequences and bad intentions can occasionally, and perhaps surprisingly, result in positive consequences.

Blogging Insights — Do You Feel Me?

Dr. Tanya has decided to change things up a bit for her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. Instead of using the Q&A format, she provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and ask us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from American novelist E. L. Doctorow.

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”

To me, Doctorow’s quote is similar to the writing advice that encourages us to “show, don’t tell.” It’s a technique in which the story and the characters are related through sensory details and actions rather than through exposition. It puts an emphasis on using and showing actions in order to convey the emotions you want readers to experience and interpret, rather than telling the reader what is happening or has happened. It results in a better experience for readers because the “show, don’t tell” style of writing is more immersive for the readers, allowing them to be right there in the room with the story’s characters.

So yes, I concur with E. L. Doctorow. Strive to get your readers to feel something when they read your words.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #139

Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The photo below is from Vivike@viviendorkaa.com

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a young girl lying on her back a stone street or walkway and she’s “holding hands” with a chalk drawing of a boy.

If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.

Please create a pingback to this post or manually add your link in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Radioactive

FOWC

Welcome to October 11, 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 “radioactive.”

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.