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. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

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 prompts are supplied by Margaret Adamson and Sue Fulcher and can be found here.

This week's words/prompts are:

1. orange
2. dizzy
3. perpendicular
4. languishing
5. virtuous
6. theatre

and/or:

1. pedestrian
2. laconic
3. stable
4. typewriter
5. dashing
6. branches

here is my story:


I was almost dizzy at the thought of dashing off a few sentences on my typewriter instead of languishing on the sofa reading about dashing heroes being all virtuous yet laconic at the same time.
The news from the latest publishing company had me almost ecstatic. They'd said my work was a little pedestrian, whatever that meant, but they'd be happy to give me a fair trial. That's good enough for me, all I want from this is a stable income. I certainly don't need the perpendicular rise in fame and glory of such prolific writers as Nora Roberts or James Patterson. 
I looked through the stack of manuscripts that all had the orange 'rejected' stamp from the many other branches of publishing houses I'd sent them to over the years.  I chose one of the shorter ones to give the same 'theatre' treatment as the one I'd just had accepted. 
It wasn't to be published as a book, but used as a script for a play. It seems I was destined to be a playwright, not an author of steamy romances. I didn't mind in the least.
Plays are often later made into films and that's where the big money can sometimes be found. Especially if I remembered to sign up for royalties.

Comments

  1. I give you the RED stamp of approval for your Wednesday Word story.
    I'd hold out for the big money.
    And I'll be happy to write the music for the movie and of course sing the theme song. :)

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    1. nothoughtsnoprayersnonothing; I'm glad you liked it. If I ever had anything published for film or theatre I'd sign up for royalties too.

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  2. Hehe, go for the theatre vy al means. Well written.

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    1. Uglemor; some stories do work better as plays or films I guess. Thank you.

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  3. Brilliant take on the words, I lie in wait for my creative juices to flow. But I am so enjoying yours!

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW; thank you. Maybe your creative juices just need a kick start, like writing just one sentence. Which then leads to another, and another.

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  4. Woo Hoo. I love this, and do hope that some of it comes true.

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    1. Elephant's Child; thank you. It would be lovely indeed. More so if I were writing about myself. Maybe one day I'll get something finished to publish stage.

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  5. Great playing with the words! Someday, may it all come true.

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    1. Susan Kane; thank you. For her, I think it will come true. Fiction is so flexible that way.

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  6. Hey! This is great, River. :)

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  7. Ah, the dream that keeps you writing!

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    1. messymimi; dreams create so much sometimes.

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  8. Great one, fingers crossed you go for it and it comes true!
    I could never do this, you have my respect for sure!

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    1. Iris Flavia; the story is fiction, not at all about me. I'm glad you liked it.

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    2. I know, but wouldn´t it be great to come true indeed?

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  9. Great job! Dontcha love happy endings? She was a fine writer all along... she just didn't realize she was a playwright... :)

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    1. Susan; the best surprise comes for her when she realises most of her manuscripts can become plays or movie scripts, with just a little tweaking.

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  10. So glad she found her niche, after the warm-up of writing the works that had been rejected.

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    1. Val; it's nice when things work out, like my header says, sometimes on the way to your dream, you get lost and find a better one. So now she's a playwright and a screenwriter instead of an author.

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  11. Yes, definitely make sure to get the royalties!

    Any time I've tried to write in script form, it just seems so difficult. I admire those who can do it.

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    1. jenny_o; I have the same trouble with poetry as you do with script.

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  12. I am just not young enough for a steamy romance

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  13. I love this! And who says you can't do all of it? Romance novelist, playwright, AND a screenwriter?! Reminds me of 50 Shades of Gray. :)

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