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.
Sadly, Delores has now retired from the blogosphere.
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 prompts are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.
Here is my story:
Sue reached over and roughly shook Nancy. “Wake up, wake up already! Don’t you realise what month it is?”
“Marble cake month?” mumbled Nancy. Sue’s jaw dropped open. “What are you talking about? Marble cake month?”
“Hmph” grumbled Nancy. ”You wake me from a perfectly good sleep and expect me to make sense?”
“Sorry,” said Sue. “I’ve been down in the cafeteria and everyone, absolutely everyone, is talking about January. Remember we had six months or so to get ourselves together? Get ready to do battle with Mr Chisum? He of the scalding tongue and hair that looks like he combs it with a rake?”
“Oh, yeah,” said Nancy as she stumbled towards the kitchenette in search of coffee. “I’ve heard he doesn’t like students who turn in plain, simple homework. He expects everyone in his class to be zealous in their search for knowledge, keeping noses to the grindstone, yet be obsequious at the same time. Anyone sassy enough to not follow his guide has demerit points for any little thing that doesn’t please him.”
“Right,” said Sue. “So you know the score.”
“And this is important right now because…?” said Nancy finally sipping a scalding hot beverage.
“It’s December already!” said Sue. “We have less than five weeks to grow steel spines and hard shells!”
“Sue, Sue, Sue,” said Nancy, biting into a muffin. “You worry too much. You’re the smartest girl in the whole school. If you can’t cope with Mr Chisum, I’ll be very surprised. Maybe even a little ashamed. All we really need is strategy.”