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Friday, March 9, 2018

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 Delores and can be found here.


This week's words are:


1. tarmac
2. whine
3. lobby
4. vestige
5. dither
6. spark

and/or:

1. enormous
2. jitters
3. dangle
4. stumped
5. bellicose
6. mangle

Here is my story:


Bellicose as always, John Walker fumed and stomped his way around the airport as he watched the plane taxiing along the tarmac. The whine of the jet engines became a roar as the plane soared into the blue. With his luggage. Without him.
“Well that’s it,” he shouted. “I’m well and truly stumped now. I’ll never make it in time to join the Lobby for Change group now.”
Jennie, his wife, holding an enormous carry-on bag, tried to soothe him. Using the last vestige of her patience, she dangled a carrot, offering to go to the desk and see if they could get on another flight.
“Another flight?” he shouted. “You know I can only fly with Whitetail Airlines, all those others give me the jitters!”  “But why?” asked Jennie for probably the thousandth time in their ten year marriage. “From the inside you can’t tell any difference.” “Of course there is a difference,” said John. “And if you didn’t dither around so much deciding what to bring we would have been here in plenty of time.”
“We were here in plenty of time,” said Jennie with a spark of unaccustomed anger. “If you hadn’t spent so much time arguing over the temperature of your coffee in that little café, we would have heard the boarding calls and been on that plane. Why must you argue over every little thing with everybody? Now give me that boarding pass before you mangle it any further. I’ll go and ask about another flight.”

22 comments:

  1. She'll get him straightened out..I have no doubt. You know every time you tell us you will post your story on Frday it takes me by surprise to see it on Thursday...every time....

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    1. only slightly confused; but it's Friday here :)
      Jennie will sort him out, he's not used to seeing her get angry.

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  2. Well done!

    I hate racing for a plane, always give extra time.

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    1. joeh; I've only flown a couple of times in my life, but always been at the airport at least an hour early and sit by the boarding gates.

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  3. Jennie is MUCH more patient than I am. Her spark of anger would be a raging fire for me. The thought of spending my life with someone who liked making scenes gives me the shudders. Will John be pleased or angry to find his luggage hasn't made the trip without him (fear of bombs means that the luggage will have been unloaded when they didn't check in)?

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    1. Elephant's Child; I didn't think about bombs, so I'll leave it as his luggage has gone on without him. Jennie's anger is unusual, so when she does blow up a bit John generally takes notice.

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  4. Oooo . . . it bothers me when people blame everyone and everything except themselves!

    Good vignette, River!

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    1. jenny_o; there's quite a few like that, full of self importance and entitlement.

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  5. Tell him to stick his thumb out and start hitching, I say! Or his wife should book him on a flight headed in the opposite direction! :)

    Well done, River.

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    1. Lee; I can just imagine him hitching a ride, or trying to and only sticking out his thumb for the best looking expensive cars so he gets a sweet ride. Jennie would never let him do that. She'll get him on another plane.

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  6. Sounds like the jet engines aren't the only thing whining!

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    1. Val; he's a whiner alright, but things that go wrong are never his fault, in his mind at least.

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  7. Looking from a different perspective I reckon that hen pecked bloke had a lot to put up with from a harridan for a spouse.
    Arguments are to be avoided,they are always vulgar and often convincing. Somebody has to have the last word.if not,every argument could be opposed by another and we'd never be done with it.

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    1. Vest; he's not at all hen-pecked, he's an overgrown toddler who wants everything to go as he's planned, and his overly-patient wife is finally showing a bit of spark instead of just soothing his hurt feelings. She is no harridan.

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    1. Sharon; trouble of his own making.

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  9. Eventually the loving couple arrived home safely. The husband quoted the Love and obey principle of matrimony, shortly after much rumbling was heard coming from the Boudoir and true to legend, 'They both lived happily ever After'.

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  10. No matter the reason, missing your flight has to be a horrible feeling.

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  11. History tells us that Mohammad took flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 to create the Muslim religion. How would you visualize the the world today should he have missed his flight?

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  12. River. Your story has become a winner, congratulations

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  13. Janet will be wary of sausages and boys from now on!!

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