Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, assorted people have been taking monthly turns at putting up a selection of six (or twelve) words which is called “Words for Wednesday”.

We have taken over this meme from Delores, who had been having computer problems
This month the meme continues here, at Drifting Through Life.

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.   

Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  We would really like it if as many people as possible joined in with this fun meme.  
 If you are posting on your own blog - let us know so that we can come along and read your masterpiece.
I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.

It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?

This week's words are:
1. provider
2. vernacular
3. subsequent
4. cranky
5. original
6. incredibly


'Only she could say "Oh, it's you" so coldly, you could feel the frost on the words.'

Here is my story:

Jake had been such a good provider (in his own vernacular, "I'll look after ya good and proper babe"), that any subsequent relationship was destined to be incredibly hum-drum.
Jillian had got used to what her cranky old dad would have called 'living-high-on-the-hog."

Jake had loved her and spoiled her completely. 
Then he met Penelope, with the giant baby blue eyes and pink pouty mouth. 

He was completely smitten and asked Jillian for a divorce.
Jillian's original dreams of happy-ever-after were shattered. 

She wondered how she was going to tell her step-mother, Clarisse.
Clarisse's heart was so unfeeling, only she could say, "Oh, it's you," so coldly, you could feel the frost on the words. 
Jillian knew that Clarisse would revel in saying "I told you so." 
She'd always said that "Jake, that hill-billy!" was beneath her.


  1. Poor Jillian.
    Poor, poor Jillian. I hope she finds a better life.

  2. But I'm sure they had lots of fun while it lasted. Nothing ever lasts....except Clarisse's attitude! :)

    Good little tale, River. Concise and to the point with no beating around the bush.

    Stay cool. :)

  3. Oh, Jillian. Poor Jillian. It is a no win situation in either camp.

    Is there a good ending for Jillian? I hope?

  4. Oh No!!
    this was supposed to go up tomorrow!!

  5. Elephant's Child; Jillian realises that real life is better than being pampered and getting everything she wants.

    Lee; they did have fun, but it was more like playing at life. Now things get more real.

    Susan Kane; Jillian gets a good divorce settlement, so she's not too badly off. And she's young enough to learn new ways.


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