Put Down Your Phone!

“I’ve noticed that your comments on various online sites have become rather mercurial,” Frank’s wife, Ingrid, said.

“It’s just so temping to troll all of those idiots on Twitter and Facebook. They post the dumbest things,” Frank said in his defense. “I get so damn angry at all these assholes hiding behind the anonymity of social media.”

“Unless you want to give yourself a heart attack, Frank, it’s essential that you put down your phone and relax,” Ingrid said.

“Fine,” Frank said. “I wouldn’t want to make a widow out of you, Ingrid, so I’m going to shut off my phone and go take a nap.”

Hallelujah!” Ingrid shouted!

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (mercurial), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tempting), My Vivid Blog (social media), The Daily Spur (essential), Ragtag Daily Prompt (relax), and Word of the Day Challenge (hallelujah).

Fandango’s Story Starter #25

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you an incomplete “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that partial sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

I knew he had already arrived at the rendezvous point because I could…

If you care to write and post a story built from this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what your fellow bloggers do with their stories.

And most of all, have fun.

FOWC with Fandango — Tempting


Welcome to December 21, 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 “tempting.”

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.