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 closed her blog forever due to other problems.

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.

This week's words/prompts are: 
1. practice 
2. bent 
3. night 
4. fairy 
5. never 
6. liquid  

and/or: 
"out of the frying pan into the fire" 

Here is my story: 

"Bobby opened his new Practice today, hung up his shingle and now he is officially Doctor Jones," said Miranda as she bent the corners of yet another sheet of paper, trying to make the origami swans exactly as pictured. 

"That's nice dear," said Mary, her mother. "Has he found a decent receptionist yet? I've been watching that Doc Martin on TV and that receptionist he has is a real dill. Talk about flighty!" 

"He's interviewing a few people today, one of them is male which is a bit unusual, but if he's right for the job, he'll get it. When is Doc Martin on? I remember watching that years ago, they must be doing the repeats again." 

"Monday night at 7:30," said Mary, I never miss an episode. "Now how much liquid stock do you want in this casserole?" "One pint thanks Mum, and add it slowly, stirring it in so it doesn't get lumpy."

 "If this turn out well, I'll pass the recipe on to the rest of my group, they're always on the lookout for something they can prepare in the morning and just let cook all day in a slow cooker. We used to call these things Crock-pots," said Mary. "How are you doing with those swans?" "They're a mess," said Miranda, "I wish Sarah had asked for something simpler, or she could have just bought little paper baskets to hold those tiny Easter Eggs. Joel certainly wouldn't care, he's only one year old and doesn't even know the meaning of birthdays or Easter. Or parties." 

"Give her a ring and see if she'll change her mind," said Mary. 
"I might just do that right now," said Miranda. "It's an odd time to have a Christening isn't it? On his first birthday and it's Easter Saturday." 

"Sarah always was a bit odd, she certainly had a lot of weird ideas as a teenager and doesn't seem to have changed much since then."

"She asked me to be Godmother for Joel, but she said Fairy Godmother, so I don't know what she expects me to be. Someone who can wave a wand and magically get things done?"
Miranda headed towards the phone sitting in its charger cradle.


Comments

  1. I'd sure like to have a fairy Godmother ;)

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    1. Charlotte; I think we'd all like to have one :)

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  2. Ha ha, agree with Charlotte on wishing I'd had a fairy Godmother. Good luck Miranda. Now you have me curious about Doc Martin. Haven't seen him in ages.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; Doc Martin is on my TV each Tuesday night at 7.30, I haven't seen the whole series, so I'm watching it.

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  3. It is odd to have a christening the day before Easter, most churches make a big deal about those who get baptized on Easter.

    Interesting story!

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    1. Although I am a Nocangoist. and I have not set foot in a church since I was married in 1953. I am still led to believe that Christening and Baptising are one and the same thing.

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    2. messymimi; I don't know much about when churches can schedule things so I just threw that all together to get the words in.
      @Vest; I haven't set foot in a church since my daughter got christened, the rest of the children haven't been christened as the (different) pastor insisted he wouldn't do it unless we promised to bring the child to church on a regular basis, and he meant every week.

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  4. Smiling here. Years ago I used to play around with origami - including swans (though not swan baskets). Great use of my prompts. Many thanks.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I have never tried origami, I know I couldn't do it without a lot of swearing and a great waste of spoiled paper.

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  5. Very clever! I am struggling with something that uses all the words, and whatever it turns out to be, it won't match yours.

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    1. Susan Kane; go ahead and write anyway, you always come up with something good :)

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  6. You always handle dialogue well, River...and here is another example of that.... Happy Easter! :)

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    1. Lee; dialogue does seem to come easily to me, I hear them talking in my head and just write down what they say.

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  7. The mysterious ingredients of Crockpots have me wondering as well as worried.

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    1. Vest; nothing at all mysterious about them. Just the same recipes that would get baked for hours in an oven, like casseroles, or simmered for hours on a stovetop like stews, curries etc.

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  8. Nice story River. Dr. Martin another rerun :)

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    1. Margaret D; thank you. I'm enjoying Doc Martin.

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  9. Nice use of the words. You have a real knack for creating interesting vignettes. I have to agree with Miranda. It never made any sense to me why parents make such a big todo over things a one-year old doesn't care a thing about. )They'll try to stuff any old piece of paper into their mouths... it doesn't have to be shaped like a swan. ..) But... I wouldn't mind having a fairy godmother... :)

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    1. Susan; thank you. As I wrote about Joel I remembered a similar huge affair for a first birthday where a friend had about 100 people crammed into her small house. That baby must be 34 by now. I'd love a fairy godmother.

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  10. Nice details. I know I couldn't make a swan out of paper, but I could dig out my old Crock Pot and make a tasty stew. Too bad I can't run out an buy the ingredients right now! I did my limited shopping yesterday, and I'm not venturing out again until next week.

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    1. Val; thank you. I have a mini slowcooker, makes just enough for two or one with a bigger appetite. I should drag it out and use it more.

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  11. We do have male receptionists, not unusual here. As male "nurses", but that goes for your place, too, right? One in Joondalup/Perth asked me if I´d like a tea. Am I in a hospital or where am I??? Hubby was sick).
    Here it´s always Hubby who has to do origami, I´m too... dumb?
    A Fairy Godmother, interesting thought!

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    1. Iris Flavia; we have male receptionists in hotels etc, but I haven't seen any in Doctor's offices. Maybe I just don't go to doctors enough. I'm hopeless at origami, don't even try anymore.

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  12. Me? I'd love a fairy godmother. Particularly now.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, right now would be a blessing, she could magically deliver all the groceries etc that we need.

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  13. Fairy Godmother - I love it. Also, I don't see your posts showing up in my feed so I'm gonna try to unfollow and follow you again to see if that helps. But the last one, I don't think showed up either. Off to try this to see if it works for the next post. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. The Happy Whisk; sorry I'm not showing up,, hope your "fix" fixes that.

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    2. I did. I did. Your most recent post showed right up this time.

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  14. Hah! I love the thought of a fairy godmother instead of just a godmother :D

    I haven't used a slow cooker in years. I worry too much about food not getting up to temperature quickly - I know that's silly as they are tested and wouldn't be on the market if they were prone to causing food poisoning, but I still can't kick the thought. I guess most phobias are irrational and mine is proof of that. Still, I remember how good the house smelled when I used to use ours. And everything was always tasty and tender.

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    1. jenny_o; slow cookers would be exactly the same as using a casserole in the oven or stewpot on the stove, those take time to get the temperature up as necessary, then the food cooks. They really are safe, my daughters both use theirs every winter.

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