FOWC with Fandango (Fandango’s One Word Challenge)
Today’s word is “suit”
I couldn’t believe my eyes
When I looked outside
There stood a dog in a suit
What a hoot
He even wore a tie
You know I wouldn’t lie
I wondered where his owner was
No reason just because
Brick lines for day 10 of Becky’s Lines and Squares photo challenge.
These are the bricks on my home that is over 130 years old. They’ve sure held up over the years. There are some that need to be mortared and some that need to be pointed but all in all, I’d say they’re not too bad.
It’s day 9 of Becky’s Lines and Square Challenge.
Photo by Susan Zutautas
It looks like these guys found a great place to sit and watch the world go by.
Day 8 of lines and squares challenge over at Becky’s.
I couldn’t decide which picture to use so I used them both.
For day 7 of the photo Lines and Square Challenge over at Becky’s.
For day 6 of the photo Lines and Square Challenge over at Becky’s.
Patio at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia, Onario
For day 5 of the photo Lines and Square Challenge over at Becky’s.
This is what’s happening over at Carrot Ranch.
Tall tales are the stuff of dime-store novels and pulp fiction.
What is a tall tale? One that openly exaggerates and magnifies the truth to the point of being unbelievable. The story itself is hyperbole. But we want to believe it because it’s humorous, melodramatic, or sensational.
This contest asks you to give a tall tale a modern bent. Don’t rely on the stories of Pecos Bill or 19th-century dime-store westerns. Go past the early sci-fi and detective stories of pulp fiction. Write a tall tale that is recognizable set in the present time.
Have fun, exaggerating!
- Write a tall tale and exaggerate something that happens to someone somewhere.
- It can be fiction or fictionized BOTS (based on a true story) but must be exaggerated to the point it couldn’t possibly be true. It’s okay — tell a whopper of a lie as a story!
- It can be humorous, sensational, or melodramatic from any genre.
- Use original details to express your tale.
- Make the judges laugh or gasp in surprise.
- Every entry must be 99 words, no more, no less. You can have a title outside that limit. Check your word count using the wordcounter.net. Entries that aren’t 99 words will be disqualified.
- Enter this contest only once. If you enter more than once, only your first entry will count.
- Do your best to submit an error-free entry. Apply English grammar and spelling according to your country of origin style. As long as the judges can understand the language, it is the story that matters most.
- Use the form below the rules to enter.
- If you do not receive an acknowledgment by email WITHIN 3 DAYS, contact Charli at email@example.com.
- Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on October 9, 2019.
- You may submit a “challenge” if you don’t want to enter the contest or if you wrote more than one entry.
- Refrain from posting your contest entry until after November 28.
Charli Mills, Lead Buckaroo at Carrot Ranch, will collect stories, omitting names in order to select the top ten blind. Please refrain from posting your contest entry on your blog. A live panel of judges from the Keweenaw will select three winners from the top ten stories. The blind judging will be a literary event held at the Roberts Street Writery at Carrot Ranch World Headquarters in Hancock, Michigan. After selections are made, a single Winners Announcement with the top ten in each category will be posted on November 28. All ten stories in each contest will receive a full literary critique, and the top winner in each contest will receive $25 (PayPal, check, Amazon gift card, or donation).
via Rodeo #1: Modern Tall Tale
For day 4 of the photo Lines and Square Challenge over at Becky’s.
Gourmand is the word.
The man was a gourmand
And, a poor man
When it came to food
He had to feed a brood
Hot dogs and Kraft Dinner
Was all always a winner
When invited out to eat
He would never miss a beat
He loved buffets
Because he could graze
Upon the food
Actually, he seemed quite rude
He loved Christmastime
His favorite time to dine
Eat and eat mainly all the meat
Once gone, he’d look for all the sweets
The man was a glutton
Needed to wear a button
Explaining that he overate
Knowing that it was quite a mistake