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Weekend Writing Prompt #194 – Beguile

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.  Thank you, Sammi, for hosting!


Tired of walking in the same three parks

I decide to go for a drive

halfway across the Bridge

I get off where two islands:

one natural, one manmade,

called the Hochelaga Archipelago,

are as beguiling now

as then they were

back then, when

Man and His World

welcomed all

to Expo 1967

120 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #194 – Beguile

    • Thank you, Jilly. It turned out to be such a fabulous day and 213 photos worth 😉 I have been walking every day since January 3rd and just had to get out of my own ‘hood!


    • Indeed. And still thriving, being reinvented as the years go by. And yes, so glad that past was of an expo that gathered people together and not torn them apart. Thank you. 🙂

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        • Yes, it did. And I love that, while they tore down many of the pavilions it was to make way for rowing and canoeing basin for the 1976 Olympics. Other buildings have been repurposed such as the French and Quebec pavilions being turned into the Casino… They’ve created a beach and there are trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, walking.

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          • The last Worlds Fair of epic proportion in North America was in Vancouver in 1986. I suppose we all carry the future with us in our phones and smartwatches. Many of the visions of the future from the 30s to the 80s have been realized, therefore, taking the trouble to try and build the future and attracting people to travel to see and participate in it would be a futile endeavor.

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  1. Q

    I can’t look at it full on or my head will spin off its shoulders.

    As for these locales, in Flushing Queens, there is a park that is stuck in time. As in 1964, when the site held the World’s Fair. When that was still a thing, which I think didn’t last much longer from there before going the way of the Sears and Roebuck Catalog.

    Beguiling as per. 😉


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    • B,

      Can’t look at what? Oh… the video 😉

      1964. Vintage year 😉 It’s kind of cool, though, when places keep that vintage site as it was. I think it would have been unrealistic to keep all the pavillions forever but they did keep a handful and repurposed them, so that’s not a bad thing.

      Thank you, kind sir 🙂


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  2. This is not just a fab write, you killed the Prompt! ⚡️💥
    Look at me, all hip with street art the lingo.
    Seriously, a fab write, and sweet slice of history. Thank you, Dale!

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    • How the hell did my comment disappear? Did I fail to comment? I’m beside myself, especially given the fabuloso nature of this comment.
      You are the hippest of the hip, Sorceress! 🧚‍♂️🌟
      Glad you enjoyed my little look back.


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