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.
1. Bitten off more than he can chew
2. diamond in the rough
and these words:
Alex sat in the chair opposite his psychologist and said, "I feel taller somehow, different, as though I can hold my head up now, instead of hiding away."
"What do you think has triggered that?" she asked.
"The moving," said Alex. "Definitely the moving. I was expecting things to be different, but to be made to feel welcome by so many of my new neighbours is a big part of it. I realise now how essential it is for people around me to be nice. Living where I was, where most nights were a free-for-all brawl amongst neighbours had really got me down."
"I'm glad I could help," said Dr Rosemary. "The letter I wrote to the Director of Public Housing certainly had a speedy effect. With the way he got things running at first I thought maybe he'd bitten off more than he can chew, there were so many others involved almost immediately, but he seems to have been a diamond in the rough, because it's all worked out so well."
"I hear the principal troublemakers back there in those high rise flats are also being moved and to separate areas," said Alex.