FOWC with Fandango — Succumb

FOWCWelcome to November 29, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “succumb.”

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. You will marvel at their creativity.

Six Quickies

Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, is in the mood for quickies. Six of them actually.

1 – Are you ready? Interpretation completely down to you, but are you?

Absolutely I’m ready. Let’s get to it. Oh wait, that was the first question. Well, I’m ready anyway. Bring it on!

2 – If you were to star in a raunchy movie what ‘part’ would you be playing?

The raunchy part.

3 – In your eyes, what do you consider to be a deep thinking question?

Those questions that require me to think deeply.

4 – When was the last time you used a juicer?

The last time I got juiced.

5 – How lost would you be if suddenly all makes of intelligent mobile devices were banned and replaced with regular mobile phones?

It would be like going back to the Dark Ages.

6 – When was the last time that you were completely and utterly dehydrated and what caused it?

To the best of my knowledge I have never been completely and utterly dehydrated. Why? Because I know when and how to drink water. Duh!

Weekend Writing Prompt — Elevate the Dialogue

“We need to have a conversation, sir,” an aide said. “Things are getting dire and you barely have a modicum of respect. You need to elevate the dialogue.”

Levitate?”

“No, sir, not levitate, elevate, as in to raise the level by trying to weave some rationality and truth into your speeches.”

“Stop trying to blame me. You’re fired.”

(58 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “dire.”Also for these daily prompts: MMA Storytime (conversation), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (modicum), Your Daily Word Prompt (levitate), The Daily Spur (raise), Ragtag Daily Prompt (weaves) and Word of the Day Challenge (blame).

SoCS — I’ve Got Options

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we’ve been tasked with using the word “opt,” either as a word or to find a word with “opt” in it and base our post on that.

Of course I’m going to use the word “opt” in my post, but I’m also choosing the option of optimizing my Stream of Consciousness post today by opting to use a bunch of other words that have “opt” in them.

Coincidentally, I was supposed to have an appointment with my optometrist back in early February, right before my wife and I moved to our new house in the ‘burbs. Because we were busy packing and getting ready for the movers to load all of our stuff into their truck, I opted to cancel my optical exam, figuring that I’d schedule one after we got all settled in to our new home.

But then the pandemic hit and everything pretty much shut down. Now I’m way overdue to get my vision checked. And I’ve noticed recently that my distance vision seems to be getting a little blurry, so I think it’s no longer optional for me to schedule an appointment with a new, local optometrist or optician.

I’ve been looking around to find a decent optical shop in the area. It would be optimal if I could find an eye doctor who is taking new patients and who can give me a complete optical exam before the end of the year.

Being the optimistic person that I am, I’m sure I’ll be able to find an optometrist who can accommodate me. I sure hope my optimism is not misplaced.