Writer’s nemesis is writer’s block. Singer’s it’s laryngitis. An athlete’s is any injury. Right now my biggest nemesis is calories and fat. Do you have a nemesis?

“The measure of a superhero is always his nemesis.” – David Lyons

“My nemesis – my downfall, if you will – was relationships, and trying to fullfill them.” – Jennifer O’Neil

“Our nemesis is time, against which we have a single ally, memory, and even it betrays us.” – Sam Tanenhaus

“Restlessness is my nemesis it’s hard to just chill and sit still.” – Mos Def

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – nemesis

And Now For Something Completely Different… (FOWC)

You yelled
I cried
You laughed
I tried
You asked
I lied
You left
I died…

(Life is not succinct
it is full of greys and difficult answers
there is so much more than meets the eye
this story can be filled in
with good or bad twists
the control is with the reader
for the writer already knows)


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – succinct