JDB Five Word Challenge — Street Fright

It was getting late, night was falling, and I found myself all alone in a strange neighborhood. Nothing looked familiar. Then someone approached me from one of the side streets. He was a large, menacing looking fellow. As he got closer and closer to me, my heart began to pound in my chest. When he stopped a few feet in front me, I was having trouble taking a breath. I was about to turn and run for my life when he said, “Hey, buddy, you look a little lost. Can I help you out?”

This was written for Judy Dykstra-Brown’s new prompt, where she challenges us to write a poem or prose piece making use of these words: approach, looking, street, breath, strange. Photo credit: Madison Bean @ Pinterest.

Weekend Writing Prompt — The French Foreign Legion

Years ago, I saw a movie on TV.

It was about three brothers who joined the French Foreign Legion.

I thought when I grew up I would enlist.

Then I grew up.

(Exactly 32 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “legion.”

SoCS — Regrets

If only
If only I had
If only I had said yes instead of no
I only I had look ahead instead of back
If only I had done this instead of that
If only I had listened to you instead of to them
If only I had gone away instead of staying here
If only I had moved on instead of waiting around
If only I had believed in myself instead of doubting
If only I had lived my dreams instead of denying them
If only I had
If only

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where Linda has asked us to start our post with the word “If.” Photo credit: shutterstock.com

FOWC with Fandango — Resolve


Welcome to October 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 “resolve.”

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.