Finagle – FOWC with Fandango

For Fandango’s Daily challenge: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/20/fowc-with-fandango-finagle/

verbINFORMAL•US

  1. obtain (something) by devious or dishonest means.”Ted attended all the football games he could finagle tickets for”
    • act in a devious or dishonest manner.”they wrangled and finagled over the fine points”

Good Acting

When we walked out to the mezzanine 

My eyes were filled with joy 

For there upon the stage below 

Was my own born baby boy. 

He had his hair brushed to the side 

As his father taught him how 

He had his tie done up real tight 

To stay tied while he took a bow. 

He knew that he was there to act 

And acting is what he did 

He didn’t have to finagle his crew 

They were proud of this young kid.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Recondite – #YDWordPrompt October 19, 2020

YDWP: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/your-daily-word-prompt-Recondite-ydwordprompt-October-19-2020/

(of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse.

Milly walked through the aisles. She couldn’t find anything that piqued her interest. The teacher had given explicit instructions to find a topic that was something that would have enough information to write a report on. So many of the teen issues she was considering had recondite information and she could probably only write a paragraph about each topic.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Hardihood: Ragtag Daily Prompt

For: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/rdp-monday-hardihood/

boldness; daring

A Little Hero

Once upon a time there was a little man named Pipsqueak, that lived in a little house in a little neighborhood. He loved his little dog and his little house and made sure he always had little flowers planted and a little bit of green grass growing. One day Tony, one of the big men in town, had a big problem at his big house. He wanted to find a big friend, but most were in their own big homes.  

Ironically, Tony was looking down the street and saw Pipsqueak. Tony waved a big hand. Pipsqueak waved his little hand. In a big voice Tony said, “Pipsqueak, I have a big problem!” Pipsqueak nodded his little head to show he understood. “Don’t worry, Tony, I can help you a little.” Pipsqueak followed Tony back to his big home.  

Sometime later, Pipsqueak shook Tony’s big hand. “Thanks for that little bit of help,” said Tony. 

“It wasn’t a big deal,” Pipsqueak said, with a little laugh. 

“Pipsqueak you are the littlest man with the biggest amount of hardihood that I have ever met. 

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Scuttlebutt – FOWC with Fandango

For: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/19/fowc-with-fandango-scuttlebutt/

rumor; gossip

Coffee Instead

Sitting around the water cooler 
or sitting on a boat 
we all like to laugh and smile, 
we all love to gloat. 

We think the things that we do right 
are better than the rest 
but this is all just scuttlebutt 
We can put it to the test. 

Did you really? Have you ever? 
Did they answer you? 
The best thing is to walk away 
Instead, enjoy a brew.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Three Things Challenge #393

 The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/three-things-challenge-393/

Have fun and these are your three things today are:

INOCULATE
NEEDLE
JAB

I Challenged the Doc

When I went to the doctors  

I knew what he’d say 

Let’s see how you’ve grown 

Let’s see how much you weigh. 

With the greatest of worries 

I stepped on the scale 

I knew I was overweight 

Yup, hit the head of the nail. 

The doctor he looked at me 

Full of sick dread 

“you’d better lose weight 

Or you’ll soon wind up dead!” 

Then I got off the scale  

And knew the needle was next 

One jab of that thing 

Oh, my muscles did flex! 

To inoculate me 

In such a worrisome state 

Has made me forget  

The time and the date. 

So, I got up to leave 

And I said to the doc 

Next time it’s your turn 

And you can take stock 

Of how bad that thing hurts 

Maybe you even know 

But the look on your face 

Tells me I’d better just go.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Down the Line

Written for The Rag Tag Community:https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/15/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-down-the-line/

Wine in Spain

Down in the valley 
across from the lane 
there was a little village 
In the southeast of Spain. 

There was a lovely market 
who sold the sweetest wine 
I waited for my turn to pay 
I waited down the line

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Unorthodox: FOWC with Fandango

adjective. not conforming to rules, traditions, or modes of conduct, as of a doctrine, religion, or philosophy; not orthodox: an unorthodox ideology.
https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/14/fowc-with-fandango-unorthodox/

The Cat Learns a Lesson

The Cat in the Hat 
knew not what to do 
when the boy and the girl 
were busy in school. 

He tried to tell them 
to say they were sick 
They told him that was 
an old, useless trick. 

The Cat was so desperate 
to have them each day 
He really didn’t care 
‘bout his unorthodox way. 

The boy and the girl  
said they really must be 
in school every day 
not watching TV. 

They knew if they didn’t 
get an education 
their future was bland 
without a nice vacation. 

The Cat bowed his head 
‘cause he knew they were right 
He told them from now on 
He’d see them at night. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry Fan Fiction