Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Friday, April 24, 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. puddles
2. gushing
3. sprout
4. absorb
5. gentle
6. impatient

there is also a poem choice for inspiration, but I'm using just the words this week.

Here is my story:

Chapter five introducing Rosa

Rosa sat on the ground watching the rock pool as the tide came in. The camera was fastened to the small tripod between her knees and focused on the beach far below. 

At first the incoming tide was gentle, small rippling waves that ran in then out again with puddles being absorbed by the sand, then rushing in faster towards the rocks the camera was focused on. 
She had set it to continuous imaging and had a new SD card inserted, so there was plenty of room for multiple pictures. She listened to the clicking of the automatic shutter while watching as the water filled the lower rock pools before gushing along the flat rocks higher up to fill the next set of rock pools.
It seemed the ocean was growing impatient, wanting to reach the base of the cliff before the sun set. 

Rosa glanced behind and judged there were at least two more hours of daylight left, but she would have to pack up her equipment while it was light enough to see still. She allowed ten more clicks, then reset the camera to single shot and took photos along the cliff edge showing miles of coastline in both directions before packing up the gear and reloading the jeep. 

As she drove back to the bed&breakfast, Rosa thought about Mrs MacKenzie's wonderful dinners, with vegetables picked daily from the patch beside the main cottage. 
A new section of the garden had been planted a week before Rosa had arrived and Mrs MacKenzie was anxiously awaiting the first sprout or two, to show the seeds saved from last year were viable. 

Rosa thought also that she would ask Mrs MacKenzie to write down some of her wonderful recipes. The Australian Damper for instance.
Rosa had collected other recipes from places she had been to around the world, photos weren't the only things she brought home with her.


  1. Good pictures good food AND good writing.

  2. The words not only say it all, they paint the picture, too.

  3. Thanks for taking me to the beach today. I needed it. While running errands I had to drive through an onslaught of hail. Hail in April. Good Grief.

  4. Delores; thank you.

    Lee; woo-hoo, now I'm an artist!

    Marty; hail in April does seem a little odd. I like the beach too.

  5. Nice to meet Rosa and she sounds like rather a nice person. I also like the sound of Mrs MacKenzie with her tasty meals and also her vegetable patch.

  6. Mimsie; Mr and Mrs MacKenzie are a pair of canny Scots from Kintore in Scotland who came to a drier climate for the health of their son.