Fatherly Advice

“You have no gumption, son,” David’s father said. “That’s your biggest weakness and if you don’t address it soon, your future is going to be one big clusterfuck. You need to allow yourself to take risks if you’re ever going to achieve you life goals.”

Fantastic advice, Dad,” David said, a sarcastic tone to his voice. “I’ll add your suggestion to the backlog of unwanted fatherly advice you’ve already given me about how to live my life.”

Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (gumption), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (weakness/tone), My Vivid Blog (cluster) The Daily Spur (allow), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fantastic), and Word of the Day Challenge (backlog).

One-Liner Wednesday — Leave a Mark

“Some people are going to leave a mark on this world, while others will leave a stain.”

Eleanor Roosevelt, American political figure, diplomat, and activist was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945.

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

Fandango’s Provocative Question #196


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.

The holiday gift-giving season this year has pretty much drawn to a close. Sometimes we get gifts that are real head-scratchers. For example, one of the gifts I received this year was this:

This gift got me thinking about some of the more, well, unusual gifts we receive for the holidays (or birthdays or other occasions). And that leads me to this week’s provocative question:

What was the most unusual, unique, weirdest, or most useless holiday gift you received this year? Please feel free to substitute birthday or other occasion gift if that works better for you.

If you choose to participate, you may respond with a comment or write your own post in 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 — Weakness


It’s December 28, 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 “weakness.”

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.