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Friday, September 22, 2017

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.


This month the words are supplied by Granny Annie and can be found here.


This week's words are:


1. edacious
2. crucible
3. gauche
4. melee
5. inhere
6. fester

and/or:

1. bonafides
2. schadenfreude
3. chthonic
4. regimen
5. manumit
6. splenetic

this one was fun and just about wrote itself. I did have to look up chthonic. Okay, and a couple of the other words too (*~*)

Here is my story:

 Lucifer, in human form today, checked the file again, looking carefully to be sure the woman entering the bakery matched the photo pinned to the paper. Yes! This was a bonafide capture. Unlike that last terrible mistake, where thankfully, that goody-two shoes, God, stepped in and rescued that poor soul. Just in time too. If the boss had found out, Lucifer would be in deep trouble. 

But the woman in front of him was definitely Essie Farnsworth. Gauche, edacious, and totally incapable of following any regimen whatsoever. Charged with causing more than several melees in the past month, as with splenetic glee she pushed aside anyone in her path in order to be first at the counter when the doughnuts and cream cakes were brought out and displayed for sale. 


Mothers with toddlers, school children, shaky old women with their walking aids, none made any difference to Essie. She would shove and push them all against each other and march to the counter while they disentangled themselves. There, Essie would purchase a dozen doughnuts, a dozen cream filled eclairs and two family sized cream filled sponge cakes. These would be her lunch, while the doughnuts and eclairs would be dessert tonight. 


Essie had no way of knowing she would never again enjoy a single bite. As she exited the bakery, clutching her bags of goodies, Lucifer, with his chthonic breath, stepped in front of her. With obvious schadenfreude, he happily announced: "Essie Farnsworth, you are hereby charged with causing a riot far too any times this month, your splenetic edaciousness has caused harm to others who do not deserve it and from this moment on, you inhere to me. There will be no manumitting, you are to be chained forever to the crucible on level three in hell, there to fester to the end of days." 


With a flash of lightning, Essie was struck dead and her soul dragged down to level three even before the next customer exited the bakery. A pack of homeless hungry dogs happily ate the goodies she left behind.

22 comments:

  1. Wow River, This is really good, a bit scary but extremely well written.

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    1. Jimmy; thank you. I love the ones that just write themselves.

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  2. Good Lord...is THAT how it happens? I need to change my ways and fast.

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    1. only slightly confused; I've read the good things you do, helping your family etc. You are safe, there is no crucible in hell for you. You get to choose your heavenly cloud when the time comes.

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  3. Love it. This is such a fun take on the prompts.

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    1. Elephant's Child; it put a big smile on my face as I wrote it :)

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    1. Sharon; thank you, thank you very much, Elvis style.

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  5. Very difficult prompts, but a GREAT story!!

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    1. fishducky; thank you, I had fun with it. As soon as I found out what chthonic meant, the story was done.

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  6. It appears everyone has had a lot of fun with this week's words...they struck a previously hidden chord with many!

    Well done, River. :)

    We now all wait with baited breath for Annie's last hurrah for the month of September...next Wednesday will be upon us before we know it!! :)

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    1. Lee; I agree, all stories so far have been great. I hope next week won't be too tricky, but I think we'll do okay.

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  7. Dang! I felt like I was right there, and I'm glad I wasn't.

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    1. Val; you felt like you were there? thank you so much. I try to write so that people will feel part of the story.

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  8. Oh, you had entirely too much fun with this... and it shows! And wow, what a list of words you had to work with this month, too. Good for you. Another terrific job, dear lady.

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  9. Susan; thank you, this one was great fun, really, it wrote itself as soon as I found out what chthonic meant.

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  10. Oh my goodness River, you did a fantastic job. Love you story so much! Brilliant use of all the words.

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    1. Granny Annie; thank you for the challenge :)

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  11. What a pack of words to work with. Mercy. You put a smile on my face.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; Annie has really challenged us this month and I've learned a few words I never heard of. glad you liked the story.

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  12. on level three in hell...... ha ha there are levels in hell too :-)

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    1. Haddock; hell has all kinds of levels, with the worst ones being reserved for shady politicians and child molesters.

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