Words for Wednesday

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 ME and can be found right here.

This week's words are:

1. consternation
2. tourist
3. attached
4. fresh
5. specific
6. memory

and/or:

1. advantages
2. amount
3. spray
4. reef
5. ouch
6. living

use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.

let the creativity begin!

Comments

  1. Petra's memories were clear and specific.
    'Throwing your advantages away..'
    'Living like a beach bum...'
    'You can't survive on sea spray and sunshine...'
    Ouch.
    They were wrong. 'Pollution is posing a serious threat to the ecological balance of the oceans.' Such a simple statement and it changed Petra's life. She couldn't (and didn't want to) imagine a life without clear blue sea and clean sand at her door.
    Spending her days loosely attached to the tourist boat Persephone (and her nights collating and analysing data) was no holiday. Each and every day she used her degree and vast amounts of the patience, tact and diplomacy her family said she didn't have. She was a teacher and an advocate, fighting to keep the most beautiful work place in the world pristine...

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    1. Very good, EC.

      Apropos to the time we are now living...and our positive thoughts (and actions) towards preserving this beautiful planet we inhabit.

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    2. Well done! We need a lot of advocates, and we all need to work with them.

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    3. Very timely and topical, EC - well done!

      XO
      WWW

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    4. Elephant's Child; great use of the words and an excellent way to get the message across. We need to save our oceans!

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    5. Well done. Put this in your local paper!

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    6. She had a passion and purpose, how could she be wrong? Nicely done!

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    7. I like 'sea spray and sunshine' - it just sounds nice

      have a lovely day.

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  2. Here's my true tale based around this week's words....

    "A TOURIST who had been my guest at the resort quickly exited the ocean as she simultaneously let out an extra-loud, “OUCH!” Followed by a healthy AMOUNT of other words, but I shan’t be more SPECIFIC at this point in time. I think you get my drift.

    A light, eastern breeze blew a misty SPRAY of salt water on my face as I reached the water’s edge.

    Overtaken by an instant sense of CONSTERNATION, I’d rushed towards the young woman, fearing the worst.

    From MEMORY, she was FRESH out of a major southern city, not familiar with the “wilds” of Tropical North Queensland!

    She and her new husband were on their honeymoon. The look on the young husband's face mirrored his bride’s panic. He felt he was about to lose his new wife, I think.

    Allaying his concern, I assured him she would be just fine – that a rescue helicopter with an extendable ladder and lifeboat ATTACHED would not be needed. I didn’t really say the later. Utilising well-practised self-control, I managed to keep my thoughts to myself!

    LIVING on the island amidst the Great Barrier REEF had many, many ADVANTAGES, but on that particular day one of the ocean’s minor, non-venomous disadvantages stung my guest...not badly.

    Her fear and shock harmed her more than the little stinger did.

    After escorting the couple to their cabin, I settled my young guest on the bed, I made her a cup of hot milk tea, laced with half the sugar from Ingham’s Victoria Sugar Mill, to help calm her frayed nerves and rid her of her state of shock.
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    The soothing drink soon did the job, and, once more, all was well within the world."


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    1. Very well told! Yes, a non-venomous jellyfish sting can hurt like crazy, but is not life threatening. We've been told to use vinegar to neutralize the ones here.

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    2. Lee: I am glad you were able to reassure the honeymooning couple. While minor, some of our stingers can hurt like the dickens.

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    3. So glad you saved the day. And the bride. Well done!

      XO
      WWW

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    4. Lee; true stories are often the best. I'm glad you were able to help the young woman. I've never been stung by jellyfish, but I've seen and heard people who were, on the beach at Bribie Island one summer.

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    5. Being stung unavare in the water, the shock and the unexpected pain is the worst. Happily it was not life threatening. And tea is always good for calming frayed nerves. Good story.

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    6. Vinegar is used here to on marine stingers, messymimi. Very sweet tea is good for shock...helps calm down the system a bit.

      That young was a bit of a drama queen, though! She wasn't suffering a bad sting. :)

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    7. Glad all was well, you had me concerned with this true story.

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    8. I wouldn't like this to happen to me but I'm glad it was a non-venomous creature and not that other kind. great use of the prompts.

      have a lovely day.

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    1. messymimi; I'll pop over tomorrow to read it.

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  4. The TOURIST was SPECIFIC to where she wanted to go. The ladies CONSTERNATION was a little off putting to my MEMORY when I couldn’t recall the town she was seeking information for.
    When she calmed down I found a piece of paper in my purse plus a pen, and proceeded to write what she wanted to know, even though the details were not so FRESH for me. The lady then ATTACHED those details to her clipboard. Off she went happy.

    There you are, I had a go :)

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    1. You did indeed have a go - and rocked the challenge.

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    2. Concisely and perfectly done!

      XO
      WWW

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    3. Margaret-whiteangel; well done and thanks for joining in. I often write down information for others too.

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  5. Good words this week, thanks for hosting. I enjoyed the challenge and used them all.

    https://wisewebwoman.blogspot.com/2019/02/words-for-wednesday-february-2019.html

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Wisewebwoman; I'll be over to read as soon as I get a mug of coffee.

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    1. only slightly confused; I look forward to reading what you write.

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  7. Mind is up and little different twist then I usual do....https://peppylady.blogspot.com/2019/02/wednesday-meme-number-twenty-seven.html

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    1. peppylady (Dora); I'll be over as soon as I schedule my story for tomorrow.

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  8. Her hand luggage was attached to her red suitcase with a matching belt. Soon she would check her suitcase in and retain the hand luggage for the flight. To her consternation she noticed several people with red suitcases. She had thought the red colour would be easily distinguishable once they landed at the airport and the luggage was unloaded onto the baggage carousel. She had a specific memory of a man walking off with her old black suitcase a few years ago. Fortunately, she had caught up with him quickly to point out his mistake and retrieve her case. She would be a tourist in a foreign country. The last thing she wanted was to have to deal with missing luggage. All she wanted right now was a fresh cup of coffee and hoped for a smooth flight.

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    1. I really like this Christine. I think most of us can relate to it - and I hope her luggage is safe.

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    2. this is good. I'm thinking she should just pack a carryon. good use of the prompts.

      have a lovely day.

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    3. I do hope her luggage is safe, perhaps she could go to one of the airport souvenir shops and buy a few stickers to identify her case with. And put matching stickers on her hand luggage.

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  9. here's my take on the words this week - april gale and the endless rain

    have a lovely day.

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