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:
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.