FOWC with Fandango — Theory

FOWCWelcome to February 23, 2019 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 “theory.”

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.

Running Out of Time

08629265-E2D2-460B-AE84-CC517726E84E“You’re trying my patience, Alan,” Elizabeth said. “I know you know enough about female physiology to understand that there is a finite period of time for women to safely give birth to a healthy baby and my biological clock is ticking.”

“Yes, I do know that,” Alan admitted. “And I agree that someday soon….”

“Someday soon? Seriously?” Elizabeth said, tears starting to well up in her eyes. “We’ve been together for almost twelve years, Alan, and you know how much I want a baby before it’s too late for me. The truth is that my window to get pregnant and to carry a baby to term is going to be closing very soon. I’m running out of time, so ‘someday’ just won’t cut it. Why won’t you commit to this for me, for us, for our future?”

“Elizabeth,” Alan said, “Between all of the geo-political chaos happening around the globe and the potential impact on the sustainability of human life on our planet due to unabated climate change, perhaps brining a child into this world is not such a good idea.”

“Get out!” Elizabeth screamed. “Pack your bags and leave. I can’t believe how I’ve wasted my time with you. Leave now.”

“Elizabeth, you’re being a little rash, don’t you think?” Alan said, reaching his hand toward her to touch her face. She swatted his hand away and picked up her phone. “Who are you calling?” Alan asked.

“Building security.”


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (finite), Your Daily Word Prompt (someday), Word of the Day Challenge (commit), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (security). Photo credit: Seth Macey@unsplash.

FOWC with Fandango — Finite

FOWCWelcome to February 22, 2019 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 “finite.”

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.

Our Hypocritical, Despicable President

2C5F8C39-822F-4D78-BE42-677A2C1AE877Seldom — in fact, never before — has a President of the United States demonstrated such moral bankruptcy as has Donald Trump. Well, maybe Nixon did.

Look how quick Trump was to condemn Jussie Smollett, a black actor on the TV show, “Empire.” I admit that what Smollett allegedly did, staging an attack that he claimed was perpetrated by white, MAGA hat wearing, homophobic and racist men in order to promote his career, is worthy of condemnation.

But why has Trump remained completely silent on the arrest of a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home? Authorities say the guy stockpiled the weapons to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting Democratic politicians and liberal journalists.

Trump has not said a word or sent out a tweet about that. Could it be because the guy is white? Could it be because he is an avid Trump supporter (are there any other kind of Trump supporters)? Could it be that his intended targets were liberals who do not typically don MAGA hats?

Trump’s words, deeds, and acts of continue each and every day to undermine everything that our American democracy stands for.

According to a report from the Associated Press, every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. are being introduced into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. And yet the Trump administration has continued to rollback and even remove regulations designed to prevent such toxic pollution.

Everyone knows that our country was the victim of a sophisticated, well-orchestrated cyber attacked in 2015 and 2016 by Russia in order to benefit the candidacy of Donald Trump. And yet last year, the White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, doing away with a post central to developing policy to defend against increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and the use of offensive cyber weapons.

Our president is a racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, narcissistic asshole who is a traitor to his country and is Putin’s puppet.

I could go on and on about how deplorable our president is, but I think you get my drift.


Includes these daily prompt words: Word of the Day Challenge (seldomly), Your Daily Word Prompt (bankruptcy), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (undermine).

FOWC with Fandango — Undermine

FOWCWelcome to February 21, 2019 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 “undermine.”

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.