Fowc with fandango, gratis

Welcome to June 16, 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 “gratis.”

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.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might 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.


That cup of coffee is gratis, said the shop assistant to the lady.

Why thank you mam, she said.

I truly appreciate you!

More people should do kind deeds!

Indeed they should, said the store clerk.

With a smile and a wave, she turned and said to the lady…

Have a terrific day!

You too, the lady said beaming.

She took her steaming hot mug of coffee and walked out of the store.

That cup of coffee might be the only hot drink she’d have today.

Being homeless and on the streets, she never really knew when she would eat or drink.

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Remember I did a presentation a few weeks ago on schizophrenia for college? Well my results are in. I got 75 percent. That’s a fantastic result. Anything over 70 is a first class honour. I am ecstatic. Thrills to bits. I cant believe I got such a great result. The feedback I got was awesome too. Not many people in the class got a very high mark, so I am so happy that I did. I must have made an impression. I know a lot of the class liked the way I presented. They all said I was good and had a good speaking voice and presented the topic clearly and simply. I’m absolutely delighted with the two grades I’ve gotten yesterday and today. That’s is two parts of my module completed now. I got a 60 on my article review and a 75 on my presentation. One more to go and I will hand that in next week, I wont have the result for a few weeks though after I hand in the journal of learning. Once I get my result the 3 parts of the module will be put together and then an overalll grade will be given. Anyway. Just so happy right now. It’s a real confidence boost.

Dislike, word of the day

I dislike

feeling so alone

feeling so sad

feeling so apathetic

And feeling so very low

I dislike

The hard days

The long nights

The discomfort

I dislike




even though

sadness is

just an emotion

and it does not last

I dislike

Having mental illness

It feels like

The worst thing in the world

Why do I

Have to have it?

Why is it

My fate?

Why is it so?

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Bright light of hope

Emotions run deep
I cant sleep
I try and try
Feel like crying
Tears dont come
Instead they pool
At the edges of my eyes
Threatening to engulf me
Sleep evades me every night lately
I want the comfort of rest
Peace and serenity
thats all I want
An end to this turmoil
That I am feeling
But an end is not in sight
and I dont think it will be
for a while
so meanwhile
i search
for rest and relaxation
and I hope
for the bright light of hope
to shine on me

3 things, pl 116

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You
don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where
your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride. Use 3TC as a tag if you’d like and link back to this prompt, or post your link in the comments below so others can find you.

Happy Writing!

Today’s prompt: square, train, grasshopper


Little grasshopper

So small

But so agile

Hops to and fro

Irritating he can be

To me

I wonder as I watch him go

Will he bite?

Hope he doesnt reach me

Or get on me

I am so nervous of bugs

That I’d freak out

Well, heres hoping

I dont have to find out

If he likes the taste of blood

Heres hoping

He’ll hop away

Go somewhere else

Into a square hole maybe?

I walk to where I am bording my train

Still thinking about the walk I took

In the woods

And the little grasshopper I saw in the grass

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Outside my window…

I decided to distract and do a Writing prompt…the prompt I chose is Outside the Window: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?

The weather outside tonight is cold and dry, we had rain earlier though!
I am glad to be inside! I don’t like to be cold!
I enjoy listening to the rain pitter pattering off the windows!
There was hailstone earlier tonight! It was huge!
Tomorrow I will hope for sun!
How about your weather? What is the weather like where you are right now?

In other words, sunset


Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word sunset as inspiration
Link back to this post

If you are on WordPress this will create a pingback.
If you are not on WordPress put a link to your post in the comments.
You can also post your story or poem in the comments.


Beautiful sunset

Oh how I love to watch

The fading sun

As it goes behind the clouds

For another day