Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, 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:

1. insinuate
2. method
3. reverse
4. pleasantries
5. donkey
6. darker

and a phrase: darkening shadows, deadly intentions

Here is my story:

Sitting astride his weary donkey, under the fiercely blazing sun, Morgan contemplated the city walls.  
Within lived the Marcel family, rumored to be one of the richest in the land. 

Morgan wanted some of that money, as much as possible in fact,  and to this end he planned to insinuate himself into the heart of the daughter Isabella. 

An only child and just fifteen years old, she was far too young to have experienced much of the ways of the world and Morgan planned to sweep her off her feet with pleasantries and many small gifts. Which he would have to steal from the marketplace.

If he was lucky enough, Isabella would fall under his spell and become pregnant, surely then her rich old father would insist they marry! 
Just like that, Morgan would be part of the family. By this method he was sure to have bestowed upon him a goodly portion of Marcel's riches. 

He would have to be very careful however. 
In a complete reversal of his inherent character, Morgan would have to hide his darker side and be nice. 
He would have to be wary of the darkening shadows and deadly intentions that so often clouded his mind. 
At least until Isabella was wooed and won, until she was safely delivered of a healthy son.

Morgan shuddered. 
A full year of being charming, of smiling and acting like a happy husband. Still, he was sure he could do it and the prize was well worth the effort. 

Marcel's riches would be his.


  1. Delores has taken many of us for a walk on the dark side this week hasn't she?
    I love this and hope that young as she is, Isabella sees through the plot. Or her father does.

  2. Who knew such evil lurked in the dark interior of your brain? I love it. Let some more out.

  3. I'm going to write to Marcel and warn him of Morgan's sneaky intentions!!!

  4. It's a old story being charming for other intentions but well told, he does sound evil.

  5. Elephant's Child; Morgan has roamed far and wide and does not yet know that his reputation precedes him. Isabella and her father's money are safe. For now.

    Delores; I can't let the evil out, I have to wait until it comes forth on its own.

    Lee; Marcel has been warned. Morgan has been drinking and bragging and someone overheard.

    Merle; he is very evil. Also very greedy. And the greed is what drives him.

  6. I don't think he will be able to keep it up - unless of course he falls in love with Isabella and mends his wicked ways.

  7. Jackie K; no, Morgan's love is all for money and himself. 100% selfish.

  8. Now I need to know. Will he start off plotting but end up changing his ways?

  9. I say continue the story with next week's words!

  10. Karen BakingInATornado; oh no, he's too set in his ways to change. He was born selfish and greedy, his sole aim is to get rich anyway he can that doesn't involve years of actual work.

    Zoanna; welcome to drifting. I'll see if I can, it depends on where the words take me. I've done several in the past where the words have suggested a "chapter two".

  11. Sure it is a similar theme to my short offering but much better thought out and a much more brilliant use of the words. You are an expert at padding the story out to make it truly well worth reading.

  12. Mimsie; I try to make my stories into something I would like to read as part of a book. This is where the padding comes in, a little detail, a little background, a hint of something unknown to come. I try to hold the people's interest.