Close Encounter

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 28 July 2021, innocuous.

A young craftsman who fashioned bookcases,
Took himself for a day at the races,
Though positioned binoculars
By his butt, quite Innoculous,
When he sat there were several red faces!


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Up to My Elbows

For Fandango’s Story Starter #4, where we build something around the following phrase:

I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then…

Feeling lazy right now, so just a quick limerick this week. Let’s use those words “inspired by” again:

My dream holiday to Singapore,
Got all screwed up just one day before,
When a blockage occurred,
Left bathroom full of turds,
So instead left behind mopping floor.

Logo for the Fandango Story Starter Prompt

Adrenaline Rush

For Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #128, where we write about the image below, from the Google Photo Frame.

The Saturn Orbiter. Standing at 126ft, it’s gantry painted in a striking explosion of colour, a rocket blasting off. A unique track of four 360° loops, each coming directly after the last. A drop of 77ft and a top speed on the descent of 78mph. The world’s tallest rollercoaster. Opened only three years ago, the thrill-seeker Toby knew all the numbers.

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How It Works

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 27 July 2021, qualm.

Their development yet to be swung,
They presented the Lord Mayor a bung,
Showing very few qualms,
As the notes greased his palms,
And Joe Public was once again stung.


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt