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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Words for Wednesday



On Wednesdays, Elephant’s Child has been putting up a selection of six (or twelve) words which is called “Words for Wednesday”.

She had taken over this meme from Delores, who is gradually retiring from the blogging world.

This month the meme continues here, at Drifting Through Life

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.   

Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  
 I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.
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. satellite
2. bananas
3. unannounced
4. cherry
5. backtracked
6. included

and/or 

1. sneaker
2. kitchen
3. force
4. around
5. squelched
6. short

have fun and don't forget to let me know you've posted so I can come and enjoy.

18 comments:

  1. Satellites circle around my kitchen . On shopping day the alien space craft which shelter on those satellites include me in their busy itinerary. Space craft manned by teenagers. I no sooner put the groceries away than the invasion starts. Flying in unannounced to scoff the bananas, spit cherry pips in the sink, and scull the juice.
    Their appetites are a force to be reckoned with. Sneaker prints map the route they took as they squelched across the floor and backtracked from fridge to cupboard searching for the elusive chocolate biscuit. The biscuit which has a very short life indeed if tracked to its secret lair...

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    1. I am quite familiar with teenage sneaker prints across the floor! You have described teenage habits very well EC!

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  2. Here I go.....

    "In SHORT, Mary-Lou was the worst SNEAKER in the world! There was no way she could arrive or leave anywhere UNANNOUNCED without a fanfare. She was a FORCE to be reckoned with, even though still only 10 years old. Mary-Lou BACKTRACKED out of the KITCHEN, with her bounty of BANANAS, which INCLUDED one sole CHERRY, clasped in her hands. However, she couldn’t hide her presence as she SQUELCHED AROUND noisily in her mud-caked galoshes. Like a SATELLITE orbiting earth, Mary-Lou was constantly on the move; always in search of her next adventure."

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    1. Mud is another of the things we step away from too soon. I remember (just) a lot of fun involved.

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    2. At least the 10-year old was sneaking fruit not sweets from the kitchen!

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  3. Elephant's Child; this is most excellent! You've described teenagers exactly!

    Lee; another most excellent story! kids and fruit and squelchy mud boots, sounds like my tribe.

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  4. The pear, CHERRY yoghurt, and carrot smoothie crashed, unheeded, to the ground as the UNANNOUNCED 'visitor' crashed over the fence; his violent intent apparent on his face.

    Her furry white SATELLITE, whose myriad charms INCLUDED both a large bark and larger teeth, launched herself at the unwanted intruder across the yard, who hastily backtracked, breaking his ankle in his race to avoid meeting the teeth. "Well damn", she muttered, whilst dialing 911, "it drives me BANANAS when things like this happen."

    (Based on a true incident.)

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    1. Ouch. I have some true incidents like that in my history too.

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    2. I want to know more about the intruder!

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    3. He was a youngish man I surprised climbing over the back fence when I'd gone out with my smoothie one morning, after a storm. He saw me, but not my dog, and immediately started at me; full speed ahead. Lily, my goldendoodle, was not a bit happy with that, and this (normally) gentle girl went after him; all teeth bared and howling for his blood.
      He ran for the fence, and climbed over as quickly as he could, but must have broken something in the process; I heard it snap and saw him stumbling and limping.

      A few hours later, the afternoon of that same day, I heard a huge crash in the back garden and Lily and I rushed out, me with a baseball bat in hand in case he'd shown up again - with friends. I was shocked and astounded when I saw a HUGE branch from an old tree in our yard had crashed to the ground in the same spot where said intruder had been standing in the morning. It effectively blocked off the low spot in the fence where he'd been able to climb over.
      Better late than never, as the saying goes.

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  5. OH satellite banana!
    Cherry included
    Backtracked unnanounced
    Peachy gal..

    (Go easy on this one, it's not much but it means well.)

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  6. I do a think and see what happens .
    Merle.......

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  7. Jac; good story, but horrifying to think this is based on truth. I've never faced an intruder, we had some once while at work, our ten month old puppy held them at bay while a neighbour called the police who caught them. Another time we came home to find the oldest son bruised and bloody from fighting off a would-be thief.

    R.H. not quite sure what to make of that, but thanks for playing along.

    Merle; I'm looking forward to reading what you come up with.

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  8. Lots of story's come to mind when I see those words...

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  9. whiteangel; I'm pleased to hear that, perhaps you could write one for us to enjoy.

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  10. You are doing a great job of supplying easily used words, River! Part 5 of my fiction story about Mindy is up on my blog today - and every part has been written using Words for Wednesday word prompts!

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  11. Very clever. I'll be posting my at my site on Friday! So many writers are enjoying the liberating use of your great words.

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  12. Susan F; I'll come over and read this next installment.

    Susan Kane; I'll look forward to reading it. Your Friday is my Saturday, so I still have two days to wait.

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