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. blank
2. flashlight
3. four leaf cover
4. trembling
5. shadowy
6. dashing

Here is my short story:

Dashing outside with her flashlight, Olivia noticed the leaves of the cottonwoods were trembling slightly in the breeze that had sprung up as the sun began going down.  They were so beautiful; Olivia stood for a moment, remembering that day so long ago when she and Alex had planted them. She headed into the shadowy recesses under the trees, searching for that four leaf clover that she’d spotted just yesterday while retrieving the ball that bounced in while the grandkids were playing.  It would look great stuck inside that blank card she’d bought for the kids to make a collage for Alex’s 55th birthday


  1. Lovely use of the words. I can see those cottonwood leaves trembling in the dusk.

  2. Spice it up you sexy thing.

  3. It's amazing how so few words can conjure up a whole scenario clearly visible in my imagination! Have a great weekend!

  4. That is such a romantic take on words that others have taken for a walk on the dark side. A four leafed clover on a card is a wonderful gesture. Beautiful - and thank you.

  5. awww that's a lovely story. Well done you.

  6. Delores; my daughter has cottonwoods on her property in our local hills, I love listening to them. They were planted by the previous owner when he built the home way back in the 60s.

    R.H. I'm not sure I'd know how.

    Red Nomad OZ; I like putting pictures in peoples heads, I get them too when I read something that touches my imagination.

    Elephant's Child; I've enjoyed reading the darker stories too. I once found a four leaf clover and stuck it inside my husband's birthday card.

    The Wicked Writer; Thank you.

  7. 'Dashing outside with her flashlight' conjured up a rather sinister scene for me. Didn't expect the beautiful and romantic story that followed.

  8. Well to tell the truth I wouldn't do it, though my confessions as a Peeping Tom could mske me a fortune.

    Notorious pervert.

  9. mm; so my teaser beginning worked well.

    R.H. then why don't you publish them under an assumed name and make yourself that fortune. Add one of those disclaimers that says "names have been changed to protect the innocent".

  10. Amazing how six little words can be stitched into such vastly different canvasses. Loved this!

  11. Diane Tolley; I've read a few of the six-word contributions and they are all so good!

  12. That is so beautiful and so romantic. Great use of the words.


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