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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Margaret Adamson and friend Sue Fulcher and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. solicitude
2. rampant
3. toes
4. form
5. knocking
6. pin cushion

and/or:

1. reel
2. grappled
3. perfume
4. courtroom
5. squad
6. general

Here is my story:

Nathan's heart was knocking in his chest and his breath became ragged as he grappled with the rod. The reel had spun out some time ago and he was struggling to bring in whatever his hook had snagged. He dug his toes deeper into the river bank and called for help. He couldn't afford to just let go and lose another rod.
General Matthews looked up from the book he was reading beside t…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Margaret Adamson& Sue Fulcher and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. ironically
2. trove
3. reflecting
4. visit
5. dressing gown
6. buttercup

and/or:

1. chronic
2. slippers
3. stretching
4. chuckled
5. technical
6. practice

Here is my short story:


Every time Aunt Mavis came to visit, her large carpet bag was a veritable treasure trove of gifts for us children. While she sat with Mum drinking numerous cups of tea, they'd discuss her chronic back problems while we were allowed to rummage at will through the bag and divvy up the surprises inside. an easy enough job, since the items were always definitely boy or g…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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/phrases/photos  can be found here.

This week we have two photos by Danny McCaughan:




I've chosen the second one to write a few words about:
"Mum, what's this photo and letter about here on the dining table?" said Valerie.

"It's from your cousin Wallace," said Mum Belinda. "The photo is the old Willcox farm, way out on that peninsula where you can see the Atlantic ocean. Wally's Uncle Nick has just bought it and we are all invited to stay for the Easter break."

"Lovely!" said Valerie. "It looks cold though, we'd better pack for winter, in case they want to go walking about a…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Margaret Adamson and friend Sue Fulton and can be found here.
This week's words are in fact two phrases:

1. sun over the yardarm
2. going commando

Here is my story:

"Rise and shine Billy-boy," roared Dad jovially as he yanked the covers off the bed. "The sun is over the yardarm, high time you were downstairs helping your mother."

"Sun is over the yardarm? What does that even mean?" said Billy yanking on his pants. 

"It's a nautical term," said Dad. "Something to do with sailing ships and how high the sun was before they broke out the new bottle of rum I think. Great Gran…

Sunday Selections

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I've handed over ownership of the Sunday Selections to Elephant's Child, choosing instead to post on an irregular basis and do other things instead, like clean my house, sort out my i-tunes, read some of the books that are stacking up alarmingly high...

Today's photos were NOT taken by me, they are sunrise clouds taken soon after dawn by 'no-one' as she left for work one day last week:

taken with her i-phone, I think they're pretty spectacular.
Sorry about the spacing :(

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Margaret Adamson and Sue Fulton and can be found here.
This week's words are:

1. scuttle
2. rapper
3. drop
4. machine
5. flowery
6. button

and/or:

1. cashback
2. tipping
3. pizza
4. energy
5. unsubstantiated
6. clear

Here is my story: I only used five of the words but there is more to come on this and the words will eventually fit in.

Ed volunteered to open the door and as he ushered Stanley and Irene inside, he noticed a large bank of dense black clouds rolling in. "Storm's coming," he said as everyone moved to the larger living room where there were more chairs. "They get pretty rough up here on the cliff,&…