Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, 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.
Sometimes a story suggests itself immediately.

It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?

This week's words are:

1. drugged
2. scandalous
3. frying
4. clerk
5. entrance
6. hidden 

Here is my short story:

The entrance to the newest hideout was well hidden, JJ would have never found it without the smell of frying bacon leading her on.  She cautiously rounded the rough boulder and squirmed through the narrow passage to the larger cave within. 

Her brothers were there, sitting on flat rocks surrounding a campfire, where the bacon sizzled on a discarded old barbecue plate. Morgan and Asher weren't happy to see her, but soon forgot their annoyance as she excitedly told them the latest news.

As the  newest  journalism clerk in the Herald building, she overheard a lot of things and! this was a doozy!

The scandalous story would be on the front page of tomorrow's paper. Pages were being printed even as she spoke, the headlines were two inches high!

The new principal of the high school was found to be drugged after being caught speeding through red lights and almost driving into the lake! Three baggies of a white powdered substance had been confiscated from the glove box of his car!


  1. Wow...good one. From secret hideouts to bad news about the principal. This sounds like the beginning of a great YA mystery.

  2. Oh yes, my brothers would have welcomed me with news like that too.
    You have nailed this one.

  3. Delores; it does kind of sound like that, but I don't think I know how to take it further.

    Elephant's Child; All kids like to hear scandalous things about teachers or others in authority over them.

  4. Those are very enticing words, and that sounds like the beginning of a great story!

  5. Jackie K; thanks. It does sound like a good beginning, now if only I could find the middle and the end.

  6. Great piece of flash fiction - well done:-)


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