Fandango’s Friday Flashback — November 29

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?

Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 29th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on November 29, 2017. It was in response to one of Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompts.

Duck Face

C5A749DA-2433-4ACD-9FC1-D3B5553D58FDLooking at the map, David was trying to figure out how to get to the museum. “I think it’s just a few blocks from here,” he said to his wife. Not hearing a response, he turned around and saw that she was taking yet another selfie, with that ridiculous duck face expression.

“How many of those stupid, pouty selfies are you going to take on this trip?” David asked her.

“I want all of my Facebook friends to see how much fun we’re having,” she said.

David sighed. “Then you should try aiming the camera at something other than yourself.”


Image credit: Bikurgurl.

#100WW — The Pool Party

Empty pool chairs“Everything for tonight’s pool party is set.” Harry said. “The caterer is on the way, the bar has been stocked with plenty of beer, wine, and liquor.”

“I’ve set up all of the deck chairs,” Harry’s wife, Donna, said, “and the DJ has confirmed that he’ll be arriving no later than seven this evening.”

“Great,” Harry said. “Now all we have to do is relax and wait until our guests start to arrive.”

Suddenly a look of panic flashed across Donna’s face. “Harry, you did remember to send out the invitations, right?”

“Me? I thought you sent them out, Donna!”

(100 words)


Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Bikurgurl.

#100WW — Pigeon Traps

1120BFD8-3A27-4753-B496-8656AD09ED9D“What are those things up there?” Arthur asked his father, pointing to the large geodesic domes strung between the buildings.

“I’ve no idea son,” Arthur’s father said. He looked around and saw man wearing a hard hat. “What are those things up there?” he asked, pointing to the globes.

The worker removed his hard hat and said, “Thems are pigeon traps. The people who live in these buildings complained about getting pooped on by all the pigeons, so now the pigeons fly into these things and get stuck inside. Problem solved.” Then he grinned, “For the people, not the pigeons.”

(100 words)


Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Cyranny.

#100WW — Dinner Time

9ab1628d-4720-46ea-8b3c-6ae419c6a3eb.jpegThis was their last day before they had to fly back home to the States the next morning, and they’d been walking around the city for hours, taking in all the sights,

“We should head back to the hotel, hon,” Dick said to his wife.

“My feet are killing me, Dick,” Molly said. “Can’t we eat around here and then grab a taxi to the hotel?”

Pulling out his French to English dictionary, Dick pointed to a painted brick wall and said,“You’re in luck. That sign says “Dining Room, Meals Served. At least I think that’s what it says.”

(100 words)


Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Cyranny.

100WW — Boy On a Turtle

0682AED6-C92A-4673-8F8C-B5688347F94AThe legend of the boy on the turtle was well known throughout the village. It was a rainy Monday and the boy didn’t want to get his feet wet. So he summoned his pet tortoise, climbed upon its back, and directed it to carry him across the street to his school. The turtle readily obliged, and the boy managed, despite the downpour, to keep both of his feet dry.

Word of this miracle spread quickly. The town elders commissioned an artist to commemorate the event in bronze and placed the statue in the town’s pond for all villagers to admire.

(100 words)


Written for today’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Cyranny.