The Wager

The passerby tossed a five dollar bill into the bowl in front of the two accordion players. He then walked toward them, stopped, and said, “Excuse me, but I have to ask. Why are you wearing those horse heads over your heads?”

The guy on the left, wearing the white horse’s head said, “It’s because of a wager we made.”

“Oh,” the man said. “I see. Too bad you lost the bet.”

“We didn’t lose,” the guy on the right, wearing the brown horse’s head said. “We won.”

“You won?” The man said, surprised. “What would have happened if you lost?”

The guy on the left sighed and said, “You’d be talking to a couple of accordion-playing horse’s asses.”

Written for Christine Bialczak’s Simply 6 Minutes prompt. Photo credit: Dominik Vanyi @

One-Liner Wednesday — Political Jokes

“I don’t approve of political jokes; I’ve seen too many of them get elected.”

Jon Stewart, American comedian, political commentator, and television host

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday Prompt. Photo credit: Zach Gibson at Getty Images.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #189


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.

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.

Elon Musk (Getty Images)

I don’t have an active Twitter account, so I really have no skin in this game. But I’m interested in what those of you are on Twitter think about Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media site and of his subsequent actions at Twitter.

In short order, Musk dissolved Twitter’s board of directors, named himself CEO, fired top officials such as the chief executive and chief financial officer, took the company private, fired half of its employees, and has started charging $8 a month to have a “verified” account.

So here is my provocative question for this week.

Whether or not you have a Twitter account, how do you feel about Musk’s takeover of Twitter and the changes he’s made so far. Do you care one way or the other? If you currently are on Twitter, do you plan to continue actively using it?

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 — Segment


It’s November 9, 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 “segment.”

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.