Simply 6 Minutes — Zombie Jamboree

The idea behind Christine Bialczak’s Simply 6 Minutes prompt is for us to take the image she presents and to write for 6 minutes. Unfortunately, when I saw this image from the Museum of Illusions, all I could come up with is this, which fortunately for me, is less than six minutes long.

Truthful Tuesday — Interruptions

Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, is back again as our host for the Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week, Melanie wants to know…

How polite do you find it to ignore the doorbell and/or the phone, especially if you’ve just begun to eat dinner or want to just veg out all by your lonesome? Why do we feel obligated to do either thing in the first place? One of my greatest peeves is the idea that I ought to be tied to the damn phone 24/7. Your honest thoughts?

I guess I’m not very polite. I have a Nest doorbell camera, so if someone knocks at my door or rings the doorbell, I can see who it is on my iPhone. I can even speak to the intruder upon my privacy through my Next doorbell/camera and tell them to go away or that I’m not interested in whatever it is that they’re selling.

As to phone calls, I keep my iPhone on silent mode, so whenever an incoming call comes in, my iPhone vibrates but does not ring. The caller’s number and location shows up on the screen and, unless I am familiar with the number, I won’t answer the call. I figure if it’s a legit call, they’ll leave a voicemail message and I can call them back when it’s convenient for me.

So, as you can see, I do not feel obligated to, nor guilty about, not answering the door or a phone call. Thanks to today’s technology, I can respond or not at my convenience.

And those are my honest thoughts.

Fandango’s Story Starter #67

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 a “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that 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:

When he heard the sound of voices coming from the abandoned building, he knew…

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 — Predict


It’s October 11, 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 “predict.”

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.