FOWC with Fandango — Haughty

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Welcome to November 29, 2021 and 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 “haughty.”

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. You will marvel at their creativity.

Writer’s Block

“I am literally at a loss for words,” Jon said to his editor over the phone. “This stuff usually comes naturally for me, but I can’t seem to focus.”

“It’s probably just a phase you’ve going through,” Jeremy said, trying to reassure Jon. “Maybe you need a break for a few days in order to, you know, clear your head.”

“A break?” Jon said. “I’ve committed to having this manuscript done by the end of the year. I can’t just pack up and go.”

“Listen, Jon,” Jeremy said, “I’ve worked with a number of writers who hit a wall at this point in the writing process, and I can assure you that even a short break is just what the doctor ordered. And I know the perfect spot. It’s my rustic cabin near Yosemite. If you hit the road now, you can be there in two hours. I was just there last weekend and there’s plenty of beer and food in the fridge, and coffee in the pantry.”

“I don’t know,” Jon said.

“Dammit, Jon,” Jeremy said. “Just go for a few days and clear your head. As your editor, I promise, it will do you a world of good. When you come back your muse will be with you again.”

Jon sighed. “Fine, text me the directions to the place.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (loss), Word of the Day Challenge (naturally), The Daily Spur (focus), Your Daily Word Prompt (phase), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (spot), and My Vivid Blog (road).

FOWC with Fandango — Spot

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Welcome to November 28, 2021 and 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 “spot.”

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. You will marvel at their creativity.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Mudlark

In hindsight I can see that it was my own fault. I squandered the opportunity by not meeting my obligations. I should have instigated a plan to make the most of things, but I let things slide. And now, like a mudlark, I’m stuck wallowing in the mud hoping to find redemption.

(Exactly 52 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “mudlark.” I’d never heard of this word before, so I had to Google it. A mudlark is someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value. It was a term used especially to describe those who scavenged this way in London during the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Also for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (hindsight), The Daily Spur (fault), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (squander), Ragtag Daily Prompt (meeting), and Word of the Day Challenge (instigate). Photo credit: spitalfieldslife.com.

Feeling Empty

There’s nothing worse than feeling empty inside
There’s no medicine I can take to ease the pain

While the pity of love lost is impossible to hide
I thought my avarice gave me something to gain

I had hoped that my greed you would take in stride
I evasively tried to cover up evidence of the stain

But I failed miserably and we both cried and cried
And now I am hollow, like a furnace with no flame


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (medicine), Your Daily Word Prompt (pity), Word of the Day Challenge (avarice), My Vivid Blog (evasively), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hollow), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (furnace). Image credit: Ladders Inc at drawception.com.