Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, Delores, from A Feathered Nest has a meme which she calls Words for Wednesday.

She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, if we are able.
Sometimes I look at her words and nothing at all comes to  mind.

This week's words are:

1. meanderings

2. gently
3. river
4. living
5. mountain
6. trainride 

Here is my short story:

Mary had been living in town for the past few weeks to help out as her son's wife, Cathy, recovered from a broken leg.  The grandchildren certainly were a handful! and much as she loved them all, Mary was glad to be on her way home to the mountain she loved. The trainride took her along  beside the deep, slow flowing river and the gently rocking motion matched the meanderings of her mind as she remembered how those little boys were so quiet and well behaved around their injured mother, yet tore around like little tornadoes as soon as they were outside after breakfast each day. They were so much like her son, Steven, had been at age five.


  1. Hi River,

    As a wannabee fiction writer I might be tempted to have a go at this myself.




  2. Delores; thank you.

    Kath Lockett; short stories seem to be my thing. like the essays at school where the teacher set the topic. why not join us?

    Plasman; yes, have a go. I'd like to see what you write when given six words.

  3. Fantastic is the only word that would describe your offering this time. I wish I had a way with words as so many of my blogging friends have.
    Almost sounds as though you were writing from personal experiences.

  4. You really are good at this. I love your stories.

  5. Mimsie; there may be things in my subconscious that I know nothing about.

    Elephant's Child; thank you.

  6. That is a sweet story. You do have a gift for writing. Have you ever entered any writing contests?

  7. Manzanita; no, never. Do they have contests for people who can only do a paragraph? a shorter than short story?


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