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Friday, January 16, 2015

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a word challenge 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. telescopic
2. injured
3. frame
4. smooth
5. incandescent
6. spectacular

Here is my story:

As falls go, this one was pretty spectacular. Balanced precariously near the top of the smoothly telescopic extension ladder, Bradley had failed to notice one of the locking pins hadn't fully engaged. 
As he shifted his weight to reach for the burnt out incandescent globe, the frame shifted slightly and the unsecured side collapsed. Bradley's arms windmilled wildly, knocking things off many shelves on his way down.
Now he lay injured on the floor, amongst books, snow domes and shards of porcelain figurines that his wife Brenda insisted must always be out on display. Her fastidiousness over the placement of these figurines was legendary. Bradley guessed another argument would be forthcoming and wondered if he would be able to get a word in to let her know his arm was broken.


  1. Poor guy! Good luck on the broken arm.

  2. Hopefully she won't get them repaired to sit on the shelves as a perpetual reproach to him...

  3. A case of skewed priorities?

  4. One way to get rid of the figurines he hated, but he should've staged a fake would've saved him a broken arm. Or sold the figurines at the Sunday market and bought his wife some flowers from his takings.

    Perhaps he should just own up....

  5. Susan Kane; I'm sure the broken arm will get noticed. Eventually.

    Elephant's Child; she's more likely to take his credit card and replace each one.

    Delores; definitely, she's a little crazy when it comes to figurines.

    Lee; he was just up there to change a light globe...

  6. Hahaha, that's a beauty!! They were tricky words to use, but you used them brilliantly!!

  7. Fabulous! Not only did you make good use of the word list, but your story, though short, goes a long way toward revealing the unseen wife's character and priorities.

  8. Red Nomad; this is another one that wrote itself. chapter two might be a little harder to come by.

    Susan; the story wrote itself, but now I need to reveal Brenda and she will be harder.