FOWC with Fandango — Dismay


It’s April 7, 2023. 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 “dismay.”

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.

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26 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Dismay

  1. bushboy April 7, 2023 / 12:11 am

    I know you doing/not doing the alphabet challenge for April. Have you anything planned for dismay?

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  2. donmatthewspoetry April 7, 2023 / 1:55 am


    I can’t believe it’s happening
    I’m filled with great dismay
    My ode today is empty
    I don’t know what to say

    Sorry Fan……

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  3. donmatthewspoetry April 7, 2023 / 2:31 am

    ODE TO DISMAY (take 2)

    Dismay in Croat uzasnutost
    Dismayed I am at it
    Brain fired up on cyl’ders six
    Ode has gone to shit

    Brushing up my Croat Fan……

    Kazi mi sto mislite ?…….

    Says ‘How ‘m I doing?’ Fan……

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  4. breckenridgeann April 7, 2023 / 6:48 am

    The dismay of the bank robbery was very overwhelming for the suspect’s mother

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  6. Marleen April 10, 2023 / 9:28 pm

    The dismay, shortly after launching…

    “For us, it is both interesting and challenging to study the skeletons from Vasa. It is very difficult to extract DNA from bone which has been on the bottom of the sea for 333 years, but not impossible”, said Marie Allen, professor of forensic genetics. “Already some years ago we had indications that skeleton G was not a man but a woman. Simply put, we found no Y-chromosomes in G’s genetic material. But we could not be certain and wanted to confirm the result”, added Allen. Thanks to an interlaboratory study conducted with Dr. Kimberly Andreaggi from the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFMES-AFDIL), the team have devised a novel testing technique for the examination of numerous genetic variations. “We took new samples from bones for which we had specific questions. AFMES-AFDIL has now analysed the samples, and we have been able to confirm that G was a woman, thanks to the new test”, says Marie Allen. Marie Allen and Kimberly Andreaggi view the examination of the Vasa skeletons as an opportunity to advance their forensic techniques, which can subsequently be applied to analyse DNA in criminal inquiries or to identify deceased military personnel. Dr. Anna Maria Forssberg, historian and researcher at the museum, explains: “We want to come as close to these people as we can. We have known that there were women on board Vasa when it sank, and now we have received confirmation that they are among the remains. …

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