Fandango’s February Expressions #21


Discretion is the better part of valor

Keeping our emotions and tongues in check even when you feel like exploding with anger or indignation over an injustice, injury or insult and waiting for the right time to act on them is the best way to survive. Another adage comes to mind;

“Revenge is a dish best served cold”

So if you marry these two quotes, you get the perfect strategy to deal with potentially dangerous situations.




The real me # 18

Rory is the host of The Really You!

A Guy Called Bloke Banner The Really You JPEG

The Really You!

Season 1 – Game 18

Question Fun Directory

What is or who is The Really You? No, really, as in really you? Who are you really? That’s basically what this game is about – who are you – who is – the really you!

Every week – just three questions – about you to tell us!

What are you reading then?

I have Doggerd by Sue Vincent, We hide what we hate about ourselves by Mel of Learner at love, and A better man by Louise Penny on my kindle, open at this time! I am juggling these three and trying to finish them.

What prompts you to respond to prompts?

Words, which I can weave into a story or a poem. And pictures that trigger my imagination to write something about them. Sometimes a single word can make an idea pop into my brain and a post, poem or a story comes out in my writing.

What is your favoured style of writing genre?

Though I never imagined, poetry is my new favorite genre of writing. I find that it is easier to express myself via poems. A few words carry a wealth of meaning and have more impact than paragraphs full of words! I would not say that I write good poems because they seldom rhyme and are mostly free verse, but it really gives me satisfaction when I can say what I want to, by a poem!




Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 123 – Paradoxes

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.


You would have to be awfully lucky

To know the open secrets which elude

The unbiased opinions of many a know-it-all

Silent screams of frustration don’t leave my lips

The disgustingly delicious mysteries cannot be pried

From the thoughts that whirl calmly in the vault

That is my restless soul



Use or don’t use one or more of the following oxymorons in your piece

  1. silent scream
  2. open secret
  3. disgustingly delicious
  4. awfully lucky
  5. unbiased opinion



The Things People Say # 4

Rory is the host of

The Things People Say!

The Things People Say!

The Things People Say Directory

Series 1 – Game 4

The nature of this game for the writer is to Create and Flash Fictionalise a story of no more than 300 words on a snippet of eavesdropped conversation that l provide.

Today’s Eaves Dropped Conversation Snippet is … from 2012

“Mm, that’s a little disappointing – all that talk and l thought it would be bigger than that”


Minnie was so excited!

She ripped the wrapping paper in a few seconds and grabbed the box inside. Ouch! She just broke her nail trying to open the box. Wait, let me get something to open it, she thought and grabbed a pair of scissors!

Well as fate decreed, instead of opening the box, the blade of the scissors slipped and made a deep gash in her palm. Her friend Cath called 911 and she was taken to the ER, on the double.

The doctors stitched up the cut and bandaged it well. She also got pain meds and was almost fine in a few days. The cut healed nicely but left a scar.

Minnie thought to have a scar like that was grand and started boasting about it to her friends. When she met Mike, she couldn’t resist the temptation to boast about it to him. He asked her to show it to her and when he saw it he said, “Mm, that’s a little disappointing – all that talk and l thought it would be bigger than that”

Minnie was not happy at that jab!




Fandango Friday Flashback- Searching For Words

I am sharing this post that I wrote on 21st February, 2019, as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback.


At times I suffer from a bankruptcy of ideas

The thought process being undermined by

Self doubt, and lack of conviction that attacks

My creativity, stalling the thoughts and depressing

The vivacity and agility of words 

Seldomly there is a burst of delightful imagination 

That comes to the rescue, and voilá

I have a beautiful piece of writing all complete 

Shining with well placed tenses, nouns and adverbs 

There is nothing wan or pale about this robust work




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