inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 9 August 2021, clandestine.

When I first went along to the Masons,
Gave the top man the secret handshake,
He retreated, inflamed,
And said “Oi, what’s your game?”
Then I realised there’d been some mistake.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt


  1. I was a Mason for some years, My lodge was affiliated with a very old Scottish Lodge, and when I was installed as Master of the lodge we had our normal semi-public installation. The Scottish wives learned more about Masonry in one evening than their husbands had ever told them. One fraternity, very different takes on secrecy.

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