On Wednesdays, assorted people have been taking monthly turns at putting up a selection of words which is called “Words for Wednesday”.
We have taken over this meme from Delores, who had been having computer problems.
This month the meme continues here, with words supplied Olga Gadim.
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 images. 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. We would really like it if as many people as possible joined in with this fun meme.
If you are posting on your own blog - let us know so that we can come along and read your masterpiece.
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:
a phrase: "the fog comes on little cat feet"
and we have a picture prompt too, which you will see in my story:
The promise of an art exhibition and sale lured me into the city, a place I rarely go. The work was listed as “impressionistic” by a newly discovered artist.
With mixed feelings I wandered past garish slashes and blobs of colour that meant nothing to me, but held captive many small groups who stood gushing 'ooohs' and 'aaahs' over the “mastery of the brushwork” and the “ moodiness of the colours”.
All the frames held tiny price tags on the bottom left corner and several already had sold stickers also. I shook my head and moved on, thinking perhaps I should have stayed home.
Then I saw it. Over in a shadowed corner and clearly not part of the exhibition, the most bewitching image.
A girl, in a summery Victorian style dress, a little sad of face, a letter held loosely in one hand, gazing at a glazed ceramic ornament; a playful kitty cat.
Here was a painting that told a story!
I leaned forward to look at the price sticker on the frame. The painting would look perfect in the candle-like glow of a soft lamp in my study.