Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a word challenge meme which she calls “Words for Wednesday”.

She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem.

I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.

It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?

Delores is taking a break from the challenge for a few weeks, so I’ll be putting up a piece (or six) of my own that I wrote without Delores’s words. I hope I haven’t already featured these.

Here is my story:

Trying to stash the groceries without looking too hard at the mess Ted and the twins had left in the dining room, Priscilla let her mind wander a bit to next Saturday.

Both her parents and Ted's were arriving to spend a few days with the before continuing on to Apalachee Bay down in Florida. They'd met nine years ago at Ted and Priscilla's wedding and instantly become firm friends. Recently, they'd all decided to buy retirement condos in the same area so they could spend more time together, instead of just a few times a year.

Ted's parents, Irene and Chuck, were flying in from Montgomery in Alabama, while her own parents, Rick and Susie, were driving to Atlanta from Roswell and leaving the car with Priscilla as the four of them flew on to Florida next week. 

Priscilla did a quick mental check of the linen closet and freezer contents as she loaded the dishwasher and swept the craft supplies off the dining table into a big tub. She noticed the glue and glitter bottles were empty at the same time as she spotted the note stuck to the glass door on the dresser.

'Gone out for more glitter and glue' it said. Both girls loved using lots of glitter when making Christmas cards for their grandparents.

Irene and Susie were bringing even more craft supplies with them. Their plan was to help the twins make Christmas stockings and looking forward to seeing the girls hang them from the mantelpiece, before the flight to Florida.


  1. It's going to be a sparkly Christmas...great story.

  2. Those cards are going to be treasured keepsakes. And the glitter is going to get everywhere...

  3. You can never have enough glitter.

  4. And forever more the glitter shall remain. :)

  5. Delores; the sparklier the better.

    Elephant's Child; little girls do love glitter.

    Merle; glitter is wonderful stuff.

    Lee; I still have shiny specks on my tablecloth from the cards I wrote out last week.

  6. My granddaughter's two littlies love glitter and on her blog this week Christie talks about the 12 days before Christmas what her two girls do each day to set up a Christmas tradition for them to carry on into their adult lives. I found it fascinating and so instructive. Loved your story and hope it will continue on in future episodes. I am sure there is more to tell.

  7. ... great story and there can never be too much glitter... Hugs and blessings... Barb xxx

  8. Mimsie; I would have loved to set up a Christmas tradition with my kids, but we had differing ideas, hubby and me. I don't think there is any more to this story, I wrote it months ago and haven't had any more ideas for it.

    Barbara; there is no such thing as too much glitter.


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