On Wednesdays, assorted people have been taking monthly turns at putting up a selection of words which is called “Words for Wednesday”.
This month the meme continues here, at Elephant’s Child’s blog, with words supplied by Margaret Adamson and Sue Fulton.
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:
1. "The darkest hour is just before the dawn"
2. Kangaroo Court
Here is my short 'moment in time' story:
Oh no. I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach as Mr Wainwright announced today's quiz would be held alphabetically. That put me right at the front of the firing line!
I hadn't studied the homework, hadn't even opened the book. And Mr Wainwright knew full well I hadn't paid the slightest bit of attention in class yesterday. I'd spent the whole hour staring across the room at Justin in the fourth row, with moonbeams and starlight in my eyes. The boy was just so gorgeous! How I wished he would notice me.
It's often said 'the darkest hour is just before the dawn', but for me, my darkest hour was descending at 9.45am, as Mr Wainwright called me to the front of the room.
"Bridget Adams, please tell the class exactly what a Kangaroo Court is."
He stared at me with a look that said, "maybe from now on you will pay attention to the lesson".