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Friday, September 16, 2016

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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".


  1. Haha, that was cute! (I remember those days well.)

    1. S.J.Qualls; yep, my crush was David and it didn't last long. I crawled right back into my shell about two days later.

  2. Replies
    1. only slightly confused; I'm glad you liked it.

  3. I can feel her pain. This is great River.

    1. Elephant's Child; thank you, I hope she gets over him and soon.

  4. That damn Justin! It's all his fault! Bridget should tell him to hop it! Either that, or hop on over to him! :)

    A fun little tale, River. :)

    1. Lee; definitely Justin's fault for being so gorgeous, but Bridget can't tell him to hop it. She's in luuuurve :)or at least thinks she is.

  5. .. River, you have done it again...
    You have captured beautifully how it felt to be unprepared in class... love it... xxxxx
    I've suffered panic attacks all my life and the thought of being called on to speak in front of the class made my body freeze and my mind to go blank... I was an awkward kid. ..... Barb xxx

  6. Barbara; thank you. I was often unprepared too, but rarely called upon in class. My daughter K had similar attacks about speaking in front of the class which would bring on a severe asthma attack. In spite of us explaining, one of her teachers was very insistent that she do this or fail. K handed in her books and left school that same day.

  7. I LOVE what you did with these prompts. You captured that time of life perfectly. With me, Smarticus used to slip me notes in class... and I was always the one who got caught. :) (Because I laughed...)

  8. Oh River you've done it. This is a fun story and the fear of being unprepared reaches many of us from our school days.