Share Your World — 10/20/2021

Today is the Monday before Christmas and it’s time for Fandango’s Bah Humbug edition of Melanie’s Share Your World prompt.

What is your least favorite holiday side dish? (for any holiday)

My least favorite side dish? Anything made with sweet potatoes. My favorite? Noodle kugel. Yum!

What is the ugliest or most tasteless decoration you’ve ever seen?

Any Disney character all decked out with Christmas lights. (No offense to anyone who decorates their home for Christmas with Disney characters. Different strokes for different folks, right?)

What is a cherished or unusual (either or both) family tradition from your childhood?

When we lived back east in a snow zone and our kids were young, we used to build huge snowmen in our front yard. Now, where we live in California, it never snows, so the only snowmen you see around here are either inflatable or made of styrofoam.

You’re walking down the street, feeling great — what holiday song would be playing in the background?

I’m not a fan of holiday music, so were I walking down the street feeling great, give me some Beatles, Stones, or Eagles music playing in the background. Keep on trucking’.

Wish Someone A Happy Holiday!

I’d like to wish happy holidays to all of my WordPress friends. And may 2022 be a wonderful year for all of us!

Blogging Insights — Piece of Cake

For her weekly Blogging Insights prompts, Dr. Tanya provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote seems to me to be another fortune cookie-like quote:

I don’t agree with this quote that nothing worth doing is ever easy. I object to the words “nothing” and “ever.” I think there are some things worth doing that are easy. Or at least, aren’t that hard.

Maybe I’ve led a charmed life, but most of the things that I considered worth doing came fairly easily to me. Or maybe that’s because I decided somewhere along the way that if something didn’t come easily to me, it probably wasn’t worth my doing it. Yeah, that just might be the case.

But since this prompt is supposed to be focused on writing and blogging, let me respond in that specific context. I always felt that I was a decent writer and that writing was pretty easy for me. I was also fairly computer savvy back in the day, so when I first started blogging in 2005, I was able to figure my way around the mechanics of blogging platforms (first Blogger, then TypePad, and then WordPress) fairly easily.

Well, until WordPress foisted the block editor on us. I resisted the block editor for a long time because it was different and, in my opinion, difficult. But ultimately I gave in and decided that I either had to embrace the block editor or leave WordPress (or stop blogging altogether). And once I made that decision, I found that it wasn’t so bad and now I can’t imagine going back to the classic editor again. Who knew?

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #148

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 Leyne @

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows the crossed legs and feet of a woman seated with her legs stretched out in front of her. The photo is shot from the perspective of the woman looking into the room.

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 — Product


Welcome to December 20, 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 “product.”

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.