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 messymimi and can be found at http://messymimismeanderings.blogspot.com.
This week's words/prompts are:
here is my story:
Paul sat on the corner of the bed and watched as Caitlin tried to brush her curly mop of fiery red hair. She looked at him through the mirror, noting the hang-dog look and sighed. "She's done it again, hasn't she Daddy?"
"For a nine year old, she has remarkable insight," thought Paul. Out loud, he said "Yes she has and I don't know exactly how to say this, but.."
"Never mind Daddy. I understand. You need to cut my allowance again. Mummy needs to soar like an eagle, she needs to have the clothes that 'proclaim her elegance', whatever that means. I heard her saying it last night."
"I'm so sorry Cait," said Paul. "I don't know where your Mum is getting these crazy ideas, but she has gone out and bought a lot of new fancy clothes, maxed out her credit card and here we are in debt again. Thank goodness she didn't use my card this time. And with your brothers both needing new things for college, we have to be careful how we distribute what's left."
"I can manage without an allowance, if that will help," said Caitlin. "I can take some of Mum's old clothes around to Mrs Allwood, like she suggested and she can resew some of them into new clothes for me for the school year."
"Are you sure you don't mind?" asked Paul.
"It's fine," said Caitlin. "And I've learned something from this too."
"What's that?" said Paul. "Never live on credit," said Caitlin. "Get a good job and save plenty of money."
Paul got off the bed and hugged her. "I hope that works out for you," he said. "I'll go and speak to the boys now. Thank goodness they both got scholarships, so at least the tuition is paid for. I'll talk to them about part time work for weekends and holidays. I think they'll understand the need."
this was done on the new blogger format, so I hope it posts ok.