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One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 20th, 2021 – Defeat


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Photo: Chess pieces – a black king (laying down) and a white queen (standing). Caption reads: “It is the mark of a fine chess player to tip over his own king when he sees that defeat is inevitable, no matter how many moves remain in the game.”
― Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

(I just finished listening to this novel today. I highly recommend it.)

If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure.

Here are the simple JusJoJan Rules:

1. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but it’s never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the “jot it” part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesn’t have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list), counts as a “jot.” If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

2. I’ll post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). The prompt will be the word in quotation marks in the title of my 2am post. You don’t have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. You’ll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules.

2 a) The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @

3. Please ping back or link to the daily prompt. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers’ entries – the more you visit others, the more they’ll visit you! Note: A) The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section. B) Ping backs only work if you’re blogging on WordPress. Everyone else must paste a link manually.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing – you’re going to title it, right? There’s your jot!

6. If your post is NSFW, do not ping back. Please leave your link in the comments with a warning.

7. If you’d like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

8. Have fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

58 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 20th, 2021 – Defeat

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  4. Loved that book! And I agree that the line couldn’t be more appropriate. ❤


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  14. I thought it’d be something like “Tight shoes hurt defeat.”

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  15. One Liner Wednesday-#1linerweds
    I used to like people and people ruined it


  16. Sorry, Linda, I did it again — made changes and my post pinged back twice. Really enjoying your jusjojan — what you’ve been writing, and what others have contributed. Great fun!


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  22. I always wondered why they did that! Good one, Linda!

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  27. Great one-liner, Linda. Very apropos given the day.

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  32. Great post😊😊😊 God bless you 🙏

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  34. That’s a timely one-liner, Linda.

    Thanks for helping to keep us sane with four year’s worth of prompts to keep our minds off of the problems.

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  44. Excellent Linda 💜💜💜

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