FOWC with Fandango — Gambler


It’s August 21, 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 “gambler.”

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.

20 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Gambler

  1. Rall August 21, 2022 / 1:19 am

    gambling is addictive
    and destroys lives
    australians are the amongst the biggest
    gamblers in the world and have
    the highest losses
    they would gamble on two flies
    crawling up a wall
    it’s a big problem down under

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  2. Nancy Richy August 21, 2022 / 3:23 am


    “So, kid, your ma says you wanna work on my horse ranch. Is that right?” Micah asked Billy Bob.

    “Yes sir. I love everything about horses and I asked my ma if we can get one and she told me we couldn’t afford one so the only way I can be around horses is to work on your ranch” Billy Bob answered, feet kicking up dust as he shuffled around nervously.

    “What is it you love so much about horses, kid?” asked Micah.

    “They’re the most beautiful animals I’ve ever seen. I like the idea of taking a wild horse and working with him every day, getting him to trust you.” replied Billy Bob, his eyes lighting up with excitement.

    “Breaking in a horse is one of hardest things I’ve ever done, kid. Everything about being a horse rancher is hard. You ready for that?” Micah asked the kid.

    “I reckon. All I know is I need to learn everything there is about horses, what makes ’em tick, how to train ’em to be the best horses ever. I can’t think of anything more exciting … except getting rich, that is.” Billy Bob answered. He had a burning in him that Micah saw clearly now.

    Well, kid. You sure got the desire, needing to know everything about horses. But you gotta understand one thing about working on a horse ranch: it’s not gonna make you rich.” Micah waited for Billy Bob’s reaction.

    Billy Bob didn’t hesitate. “That’s ok, sir. I’m smart; that’s what everybody says. I’ll learn fast. Besides, I don’t plan on being a horse rancher forever. No sir. Once I know everything there is to know about horses I’m gonna follow my dream.”

    “And what’s your dream, kid” Micah asked, his curiosity aroused.

    “I’m gonna be the smartest, most famous and richest gambler that ever was” Billy Bob replied with proud determination.

    NAR © 2022

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      • Nancy Richy August 21, 2022 / 7:26 am

        Thanks for the like! I’ve since edited the story and posted it on my site as The Long Shot with a nod to FOWC. I just didn’t think it would be appropriate to have both versions here (but you can check it out on my site.)

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