Weekly Writing Prompt — Jamboree

As a reviewer for The Village Voice, I had to go to the music jamboree in Central Park last night. The crowd was vast, barely fitting within the stanchions placed around the field. I watched as people applauded in unison, caught up in the festivities, the music, and the mood.

But I’m an agoraphobic, you follow me? I can’t deal with large crowds. What is scintillating for others, would be a blunder for me. I automatically keep my distance, like the proverbial fly on the wall.

(Exactly 86 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “jamboree” in exactly 86 words. Also for Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge (review). And for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vast/fly), Ragtag Daily Prompt (night), Your Daily Word Prompt (stanchion/scintillating), Word of the Day Challenge (unison), My Vivid Blog (follow), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (blunder), and The Daily Spur (automatic).

SoCS/3TC — Carried Away By the Music

When I hear a particular song from my past, I often feel as if I’ve been transported to a different place, a different time, maybe decades ago. As I listen to the familiar lyrics, hum along to the melody, and appreciate the voices singing in perfect harmony, the music will transport me, and I will find myself awash in memories, mostly pleasant, fond memories.

The music that I enjoy most is classic rock, and when the music hits my ears, I close my eyes and listen to the songs I grew up with, I just let the sounds wash over me, and I am a peace. In today’s crazy days, it’s very therapeutic to let the music carry me away to happy times.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where the words are “wash” and “awash.” Also for the Three Things Challenge prompt from Di over at Pensitivity101, where the three things are “song,” “melody,” and “harmony.”

FOWC with Fandango — Fly


It’s July 30, 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 “fly.”

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. Show them some love.