Late Bloomer

My Songshine Sounds blog co-host KK published a fun new prompt last week. She has called it Where were you Tuesday.

The idea is that she presents a song, and we respond with our memories of it. Where we heard it, what we were doing at the time, and so on. For the second edition, she has chosen “Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon.

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An Easy Mistake

For Fandango’s Story Starter #5, where we build something around the following phrase:

Sometimes it’s hard to know the difference between…
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inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 3 August 2021, oblivious.

A hot-blooded young girl named Louise,
For her boyfriend, made fondue to please,
But the chap stayed oblivious,
To behaviour lascivious,
Simply asked “Is there any more cheese?”

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

The True Cost

For Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #129, where we write about the image below, from the Google Photo Frame.

The sweet town of Parvic is a second-class resort in the Norwegian Alps. Sixty years ago, the town’s great and good pushed for the resort idea both to create a viable economy and to halt the drain of youngsters to the cities. Parvic has stayed relatively unfashionable – we never caught up to the already-established resorts. But we do have one thing going for us. We’re nestled immediately beneath Gravemtor, a popular peak for mountaineers during our short summer, and a micro-industry has developed to cater for the often-affluent visitors. The mountain itself is technically challenging, although small enough that a good climber could be up and down within a day.

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