FOWC with Fandango — Fence

FOWCWelcome to October 11, 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 “fence.”

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.

Sunday Photo Fiction — Pace, Pace, Pace

Pace, pace, pace.

Why are they standing out there staring out me? All I do, day in and day out, is pace back and forth. There’s nothing else for me to do. I am all alone here in this relatively small, fence-enclosed area. And yet still they come and stare.

Pace, pace, pace.

Some of them look through their camera viewfinders or smartphone screens and then get excited looking at the images on those small devices. Why? What draws them to come here and watch me do virtually nothing.

Pace, pace, pace.

They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. Some are loud and obnoxious. Some just stand there and stare. Some cling to the fence. Others stand back. I think they’re expecting me to do something. But what, exactly?

Pace, pace, pace.

Maybe I’ll charge the fence and scare the shit out of some of them, watch them drop their cameras and smartphones, and make the little rug rats scream and cry.

But if I do that, the trainers will come out with their electric prods and zap me again. So maybe I won’t do that.

Pace, pace, pace.

(191 words)


Written for today’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt.