#FOWC — I Pledge Allegiance…

040FA819-5AB3-430C-9E5A-843E062637CBTo what?

To a symbolic piece of cloth?

To your country?

To your president?

To your party?

To your ideology?

To your god?

To your boss?

To your team?

To your spouse?

To your kids?

To yourself?

To what?

And does it even matter anymore?


Written for today’s Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “allegiance.”

FOWC with Fandango — Allegiance

FOWCWelcome to June 24, 2018 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 “allegiance.” 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. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

#FOWC — I Am the Artifact

93605D3B-DCC9-472A-A495-6500A447DCEBWhen I think back to when I was a young man and what was, at the time, the latest technologies, it seems that most of them are now artifacts of a simpler age.

Whizbang products like transistor radios, cassette decks, electric typewriters, fax machines, telephone answering machines, rotary and push button telephones, cathode ray tubes, floppy disks, dial-up modems, dot matrix printers, FotoMats, pagers/beepers, and Atari video game players seem so quaint now.

Oh wait. Maybe it’s me. Maybe I am the real artifact.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “artifact.” Top image credit: “The Realm of Obsolete Technology” By Adam Baron.

FOWC with Fandango — Artifact

FOWCWelcome to June 23, 2018 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 “artifact.” 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. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

FOWC with Fandango — Cerebral

FOWCWelcome to June 22, 2018 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 “cerebral.” 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. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.