FOWC with Fandango — Swell


It’s June 27, 2022. Welcome 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 “swell.”

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.

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20 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Swell

  1. donmatthewspoetry June 27, 2022 / 3:22 am


    My stomach is swelling
    (A product of rape)
    Abortion’s illegal
    Despite it’s from rape

    Say no more….,..

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    • Fandango June 27, 2022 / 4:52 pm

      Please, Don, say no more!


  2. Marleen June 28, 2022 / 11:14 am


    The Final Showdown [#video: …]

    We can just start after the kiss, right? Let’s start after the kiss, because true love reversing death—or igniting prophecy, or however you want to think about it—remains, 20 years later, the most infuriating deus lip smackina moment of the entire movie. So let’s start there. Neo gets to his feet, and the agents shoot. Rather than ducking the bullets like he did on the rooftop, though, our hero leans into stillness. “No,” he breathes, the slugs slowing to a stop. Watching on their terminals aboard the ship, his cohort see what they’ve always seen: the construct hidden in the code. For Neo, the construct itself has become code. Data streams along every surface. Agents turn to glyph. He fends off Smith’s frenzied attack with bemused detachment. He flexes, and the walls breathe {or swell}. He is center, he is no-self. He was Siddartha; now, he is Buddha. When he steps into Smith, when he rends and renders his nemesis back into constituent code, the other agents heed what the swelling score tells them: Motherfuckers better run. —Peter Rubin

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  3. Rall June 30, 2022 / 8:25 am


    it’s swell
    looking at you
    playing at wimbledon
    must pick up a racquet again
    yeah sure

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