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Friday, April 6, 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 Elephant's Child and can be found here


This week's words are:


1. game
2. bag
3. torch
4. queen
5. fit
6. pardon

and/or:

1. beach
2. shadow
3. orb
4. chilly
5. collision
6. desperate

Here is my very short story:

The biggest grey cloud covered the sun and cast a huge shadow over the beach. The girls both decided it was getting chilly and time to pack up and go home before they needed a torch to light the way.  “Hold the games bag open properly” demanded Connie. “I can’t fit the Monopoly box in.” 
“Well pardon me Queen Connie,” said Jenny, feeling a little out of sorts at having to leave early. She stretched the bag as wide as it would go. “How’s that your highness?”
A squealing of brakes and skidding tyres accompanied a loud crash that wasn’t thunder, startling them and the Monopoly set dropped back onto the sand.
Kamal and Rory came racing across the dunes. “Did you hear that?” shouted Rory. “We saw it,” said Kamal. “A boat slipped off a trailer and caused a three car collision. Have you got your phone? Call an ambulance before the people up there get desperate for help.”
As Connie began phoning, Rory raced back towards the roadway. “I’ll let them know we’ve phoned an ambulance and ask if there is anything we can do to help right away. Monopoly forgotten, the others ran after him.

21 comments:

  1. A boat accident on the freeway. Now there's something to write home about.

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    1. only slightly confused; just a regular coastal highway, but still something to write home about.

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  2. Thrifty use of the word list!

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  3. An unexpected direction this week. Love it. And hope that Monopoly is waiting for them when they get back.

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    1. Elephant's Child; thank you. I really wasn't sure what I was going to write and when I hit publish I wasn't entirely happy with it. It needs expanding.

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  4. Amazing the situations you come up with that just fit all the words. Well done.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; sometimes my mind surprises the heck out of me.

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  5. Monopoly on the beach well I never.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle; it isn't a beach game is it? But some kids will take it anywhere.

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  6. Now that's a game we used to play often, but never on the beach! Musical flags, cricket and our attempts at volleyball, but never Monopoly! The girls were game!

    A fun little tale, River, that suited the words to a T. :)

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    1. Lee; thank you. I never played Monopoly much, one of the others in our group used to cheat and was a very sore loser, so I preferred to stay out of it. Imagine losing the pieces in the sand!

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  7. A leading Psychiatrist reported some time ago that the monopoly board game has more than many occasions been the root cause of family dissension and accidents and in some cases Murders.. Hmm well fancy that! Anyone for Monopoly?

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    1. Hahahahaha! I now know the reason why my two furry roomies, Remy and Shama, refuse to play Monopoly with me! :)

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    2. Vest; I hadn't heard that before, and kind of wish I hadn't now. A Monopoly on Murder? Murder by Monopoly? Hmmm.

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  8. And in a heartbeat, lives change. Well told!

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    1. messymimi; a heartbeat is all it takes. Thank you.

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  9. Such an imagination! I don't know how you do it.

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    1. Val; I don't know how either, the words just tumble out onto the page. All I do is a little rearranging.

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  10. Wonderful game Monopoly, many hours spent playing that. Nice stories.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; thank you. I'm not a Monopoly fan, I'd rather read a book. I've heard some monopoly games go on for months and I don't think I could handle that.

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