Wednesday's Words on a Friday
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 Elephant's Child and can be found here.
Here is my story:
“Pull the lever immediately to activate the exhaust fan! We’ll send the poisonous fumes into deep space,” said Annette. “Kyle, get the strong cleanser and a bucket of hot water, start cleaning that rotten muck from around the oven and between the cabinets. I knew trying to melt feathers was a dubious idea, whatever made you think of it? And why did you go ahead when I said not to?”
Kyle said, “Elaine and Suzette got a spell from Hudson, said if we did it right we could become ravens and fly, just by thinking about it. So we could stay people and be birds when we wanted to get somewhere fast.”
“But it turned out too hard, we don’t know exactly where we went wrong,” said Vivian.
“You’d think being in a spaceship was flying enough, wouldn’t you?” said David, rolling his eyes.
Elaine said, “we wanted to still be able to fly when we got back, spread our wings in the sunshine and drift along on the breezes.”
“I can see how that would seem appealing,” said Annette, as she began scrubbing the blackened pot.
“Here’s the air freshener,” said Morgan. “The can says Vanilla fragrance, but it smells like caramel fudge, so that should be better than melted feathers and whatever else was in that pot when it spewed everywhere.”