The Power to Heal

Are you feeling tired and listless? Is life treating you like some piece of ductile material where you’re bent, pulled, or pressed into different shapes, stuck in the middle while being slammed by the anarchists on the far right and the idealists on the far left? Can you even tell the difference between a pepperocini and a pepperoni anymore?

Yes, the geopolitical terrain these days is very rocky, and many are stumbling and falling. But there is still hope for us — for you. You just need to untie those knots that are holding you back. And I’ve got the perfect remedy for all of your ills. It’s my world famous Fandango’s Restoration Crystals with the power to heal.

Those who have used Fandango’s Restoration Crystals emphatically endorse the product. And it’s so easy to use. All you do is liberally sprinkle Fandango’s Restoration Crystals onto your favorite foods. That’s it.

So if you’re feeling confused, disheartened, and in full dishabille, I predict that Fandango’s Restoration Crystals will make you feel right as rain again. Before you know it you’ll be whistling “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” just like you did before 2016.

Memorize this web address,, and order your bottle of Fandango’s Restoration Crystals. And if you act now, you can take advantage of our BOGO offer. Just do it. You’ll feel great if you do. I guarantee it!

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (listless/predict), Your Daily Word Prompt (ductile/untie), My Vivid Blog (middle/emphatically), The Daily Spur (slam/restoration), Word of the Day Challenge (pepperocini/sprinkle), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (terrain/stars and stripes), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (dishabille/memorize).

One-Liner Wednesday — Good Health and Bad Memory

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian-German/French theologian, organist, musicologist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #185


What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

These are scary times. The geopolitical world is going through significant upheavals and certain things we once took for granted, such as democracy or representative government, health, safety, a hospitable climate, clean water and air, and human rights, seem to no longer be assured.

Given this, my question this week is a broad one that asks:

What do you think is the scariest thing that humankind has ever created?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Listless


It’s October 12, 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 “listless.”

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.