On Wednesday’s, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a meme which she calls
“Words for Wednesday”.
She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem.
I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.
It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?
This week's words are:
Here is my story:
A brilliant flash of lightning cracked open the sky right in front of her and she stumbled and fell in surprise.
There'd been no thunder, no other warning that a storm might be approaching....she glanced skyward, at the heavy black and grey clouds hanging so very still, so low.
Towards the horizon, the clouds were whiter, almost blending in with the snow that blanketed the fields, making it hard to determine where earth ended and sky began.
She sat for a moment, a little dazed, wondering where she had been going and why. In an instant she remembered. The telegram! From that fancy city lawyer. It had arrived late yesterday and she was on her way to send a reply.
If she didn't reply within the specified time, her share of Great-uncle Bill's estate would go to her brother, Philip.
She hadn't even known great-uncle Bill had died, there had been no word at all from Philip. She thought bitterly, with all the money he's already got, surely he didn't want all of Uncle Bill's money as well? I bet it was cousin Caroline who insisted they inform me.
Flushed with the heat of sudden excitement, she tugged at the zipper of the heavy parka and scooped a handful of frost to cool her cheeks and neck. She got to her feet and continued walking towards town. It was a mile closer across the field than following the two mile twisted road.
That inheritance would come in very handy, there were bills to be paid......little more than a hundred dollars left in her bank account now, and no help there from Alan.
He'd walked off last winter and never been seen again. Probably boozing it up in Mexico with some floozy, she thought.
We also have six other words......
6. glance..............................which I am still working on. You may have to wait a while.....