FOWC with Fandango — Destination


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 “destination.”

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.

Three Line Tales — The Eye of the Hurricane

When Gwen packed her bags, threw them into the trunk of her car, and started heading out of town, she was sure that she was going to be driving herself to a fresh start, leaving behind the torn and tattered remnants of the total mess she had made of her life.

But as she pulled her car out onto the highway and saw the low, dark, threatening clouds ahead, punctuated by brilliant flashes of lightning, she had a realization that what she was seeing was but a glimpse of what would lie ahead for her no matter her destination.

She understood that she could never drive fast enough or travel far enough to outrun the devastation of the swirling, churning storms, because the storms were of her own making and she was the eye of the hurricane.

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Raychel Sanner via Unsplash

One-Liner Wednesday — Searching for a Plot


“My life has a superb cast, but I can’t figure out the plot.”

Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant
British author and syndicated cartoonist

As a wannabe novelist, I can relate to this quotation. In my handful of attempts at writing the “Great American Novel,” I seem to be able to conjure up a whole cast of interesting, unique, provocative, and compelling characters. But then I get all turned around and mostly lost trying to figure out what to do with them. I get bogged down while attempting to develop the plot arc and end up abandoning my characters without reaching a destination.

Well, they say one’s journey is more important than one’s destination. So I’m going to go with that as my excuse for not being able to give my cast a decent plot in which to strut their stuff.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

Destination Unknown


Carl Sagan once said, “I don’t know where I am going, but I’m on my way.”

When I first read that, it struck a familiar chord. In fact, it may very well have been the story of my life. I’ve never really had a crystal clear destination in mind, but that hasn’t stopped me from embarking upon my life’s journey.

Sometimes I find myself at a wonderful place surrounded by great friends and family and I believe that I may have finally arrived. But then something happens and I feel, for their own good, that I must leave for parts unknown.

And sometimes the place at which I find myself is not so wonderful and I feel, for my own good, that I must leave, once again, for parts unknown.

Where is it that I am going? Where is it that I am supposed to be? How will I know that I am there?

Wandering and wondering.

Then I recalled that Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

And I realized that it’s not so much where it is that I’m going as much as what paths I choose to follow to get me there.