Fandango’s February Expressions #25


Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water




Daily Prompts- The competition

The freestyle writing competition gave them the option of choosing their genre and topics. Amanda wanted to win the praise of her mentor and teacher Mrs. Clarke. She also wanted her be proud of her achievements. She was after all one of the few students that were chosen for this competition, which was held once a year. The aim was to select those who had an aptitude for writing and expressing themselves well in written word. Amanda didn’t worry her head about winning the cash prize. She was confident that she would be declared the winner.

When the results were announced, she got an unpleasant shock. The class nerd, Tony was declared the writer and was given the cash prize of a hundred dollars. He had chosen a very ordinary topic to write about, “the value of hard work in day to day life”


In response to the following prompts;




Head, Cash, Worry





Word of the day Challenge;








Share Your World 2-24-2020




What do you think of best friends of the opposite sex?  Or to put it another way “Can men and women ever be platonic friends?  Doesn’t sex always get in the way?”  

It depends on the people involved. It can go both ways and it would be the choice of people involved. The reverse is often true, that life partners can be really good friends but friends of opposite sex have to choose if friendship works with intimate relationships or not!

I hope my answer made some sense!

What is the greatest struggle you’ve overcome?

I really have done a good job of changing how I react to situations and people. It was a long struggle and it needed a lot of effort on my part. I used to be a super sensitive person who would be affected by everything people said to me or about me!

Now thankfully I can be quite thick skinned and take these incidents in my stride. And it has changed my life for the better. Many times better!

What is the darkest thought you’ve ever had? What about the darkest thing you’ve done that you’ve never told anybody about? (obviously you’ll be telling now if you choose to.  Telling might unburden you a little though.)   

I suffered with depression due to something that happened to someone very close to me. At that time I felt no one was sincere or real. I felt that no one liked me. This opened my eyes to the very real problem that depression is. Also taught me to always be grateful and to count my blessings.

and one ‘fun’ one because I realize those others were pretty deep)

What is your least favorite food?

Any type of red meat! Cannot stand it at all.


Share a thought, write a story or poem or share a meme about gratitude.  If you’d like to.  As with the other questions, this is optional.  


Winter is almost over and spring is making its presence felt! The days are getting longer and brighter!

A great time to be alive!




Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt- Stellar. 24th February, 2020 -A genius in making-

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Causerie

Your Weekly Word Prompt – Stellar – February 24, 2020.


The stellar quality of his writing was undeniable

He was a star in making, as was the opinion of many

What made the talent more remarkable was

The humbleness and absence of any undue pride

The knowing ones had already marked him for greatness

It was a refreshing change to meet someone so gifted

But totally unaffected and down to earth

( “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway )

Blogging Insights # 19- Writing Prompts

Dr. Tanya Asks;


 1. Do you like to respond to writing prompts?

I really love doing prompts. They start my creativity going and the daily word prompts are really a great way to write on something which is outside one’s usual range of topics.

 2. Do you feel that they add value to your blog?

Now, this is really a very important question. Do they add value or is doing the prompt game just an easy way out? I frequently ask myself this question. I am actually at a point where I feel that I should cut back on my daily posts, which are mostly based on prompts.

But the right people to ask this question would be my readers. They can really tell me if it adds to my blog or otherwise.

 3. What is your favourite kind of writing prompts?

Any which gets my imagination going. Words are easier as they are versatile. Pictures are a bit more challenging. But if I get an idea with my first look, I am good. Otherwise, I struggle. The most challenging ones are the wordles. They have 12 words and some of them are very unusual.

But all prompts are fun.

 4. Which ones are you less likely to do?

I don’t usually do the poetry prompts which are based on different forms of poems. Since I know virtually nothing about them, I just leave them alone. Usually!

Thank you, Tanya, for these Blogging Insights Series. It is not only fun to answer your questions but it does give us a perspective look in our own minds and writing.