Share Your World — 01/10/2022

It’s Monday and Melanie is out with another edition of Share Your World.

Who do you think is an example of a successful person?

Well, there are a lot of celebrities who are successful and a lot of business people who are successful and one or two politicians who are successful, but personally I think anyone who is living the life he or she has chosen and who is happy with who they are is successful.

Why are you doing what you’re currently doing?

Because I’m lying in bed, trying to cope with a very bad cold. I’m going through my WordPress reader and responding to prompts like this one. But what I should be doing is closing my eyes and trying to sleep.

What is your personal theme song?

It depends how I feel, but feeling the way feel at the moment, it’s this:

What do you think about tofu?

I don’t really think about tofu much at all.

Where did you find bliss this past week?

Sadly, I’m not finding much to be blissful about these days.

Blogging Insights — A Perfect Moment

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 is unattributed. Dr. Tanya wrote “…blogger Fandango will probably call it another ‘fortune cookie statement.’” Not wanting to disappoint Tanya…

When I see this quote in makes me think of the old adage, “There’s no time like the present.” That essentially means that the best time to do something is right now. Don’t procrastinate, don’t put off until tomorrow what you should do today. Who can argue with that?

But being the nit-picker that I am, I’m going to focus on the work “perfect.” For something to be perfect, it must be free from faults or defects. I, for one, don’t seek perfection in my life because I’d be setting myself up for disappointment. Call me jaded, but I truly believe that nothing in this world is free from faults or defects. Not people, not things, not lives.

Right now I’m in bed with a bad cold and I’m tapping this out on my iPhone. The conditions are far from perfect, but I feel that the best time to respond to Dr. Tanya’s prompt is right now because I’m awake, although as soon as I finish posting this, I’ll probably close my eyes and try to get some much needed sleep.

Of course I may come back and read this later and think I must have been delirious with fever when I wrote it. But maybe that’s what people think when they read most of my posts.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #151

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 Darius Bashar at

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a woman sitting at a desk writing something down in a notebook. She’s sitting inside and is framed by a window.

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 — Whole


Welcome to January 10, 2022 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 “whole.”

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.