Weekend Writing Prompt — Our Tenet

Let me dispel your anxieties, Ruby
A tenet in our culture is freedom to choose
This is new to you
And may seem unexpectedly broadminded
But since our advent here
The experienced among us
Are comfortable this way
With no constraints
Don’t get in a tizzy
Just remove your clothing
Feel free to frolic
Like the rest of us naturists

(Exactly 60 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the prompt is “tenet” in exactly 60 words.

Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One Word Challenge (dispel/tizzy), My Vivid Blog (ruby/unexpectedly), The Daily Spur (culture/experienced), Ragtag Daily Prompt (new/just), Word of the Day Challenge (broad/frolic,), and Your Daily Word Prompt (advent/constraint).

SoCS — School Girl Crush

Speaking on the phone to her BFF, Elaine excitedly said, “I met a new guy. He’s in my homeroom and he’s so dreamy. He saw me gazing at him and he smiled back at me and I knew. I just instantly knew.”

“You knew? What did you know?” Megan asked her best friend.

“I knew that he and I are going to be girlfriend-boyfriend, silly,” Elaine said.

“How did you know that?” Megan asked. “Did you talk with him? Does he even know your name?”

“No, not yet,” Elaine admitted, “but I saw how he smiled at me when he saw me staring at him.”

“Yeah, Elaine, it was probably a nervous smile,” Megan said. “You probably freaked him out.”

“No, you’re wrong, Megan,” Elaine said. “You’re just jealous that I met the new boy before you did.”

“I’m not jealous, Elaine. But you haven’t even talked with him yet, so how can you be so sure he’s going to want to be your new boyfriend?”

“I knew you’d react this way, Megan,” Elaine said. “Why do you always have to be such a bitch? You are no longer my best friend. I hate you!” Elaine abruptly ended the call.

Megan sighed. What else is new? she thought.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where the challenge is to use the words “new” and/or “knew.”

FOWC with Fandango — Tizzy


It’s December 31, 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 “tizzy.”

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.