The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the words are supplied by Margaret and friend and can be found here.
This week's words are:
6. stair rods
Here is my story:
"Mint?" I spun around at the voice so close to my ear and in doing so, snapped the heel off one of my brand new high-heeled shoes.
"Jason! You startled me!" I wagged my finger at him reproachfully. "Now look what's happened. I can't go tottering home on one heel."
"Walk home without shoes."
"Jason, I can't do that, my stockings will be ruined and they're real silk."
"Oh," said Jason. "Wait a minute, I have an idea. Hand me the other shoe."
I did so and he snapped off the other heel. "There, now you have flats. Put the heels in your purse and get the shoes fixed tomorrow. Take them to Smithy's, he does good work. What are you doing parading around in new shoes and with a new parasol too? Did you find a hundred dollars lying in the gutter?"
"No," I said, beginning to chew the mint. "Daddy's insurance cheque came in and it was more than he expected, so I have new clothes and Mum shoo-ed me out for the afternoon because the designer is coming with his binder of fabric samples and drawings. Mum is getting new drapes with a fancy pelmet and a new carpet runner up the stairs with brass stair rods. We shall be ascending in style, just like those rich people in the movies."
Jason held out his arm, crooked at the elbow. "Hook your arm through mine Susie, I'll walk you home. You can change your shoes, then we'll go walking along the pier eating icecreams."
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