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 words/prompts are supplied by Cindi and can be found here

This week's words/prompts are: "write one sentence that can be genuinely happy and upbeat as the opening sentence of a story, but as the last sentence to the story it is now chilling, dark and horrifying."

Here is that one sentence:

'Trembling slightly, she pushed open the front door.'

(anticipation at the beginning of the story, dread at the ending)

Comments

  1. Ack. I don't want to be chilling or gloomy today. How about, "She pushed open the door and saw a delivery outside. It was the chocolate ice cream she ordered, chilly and dark. She anticipated the weight gain with horror."

    There. That is enough gloom for today! 😀

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    1. Sandi; weight gain is definitely on the horror side. If only ice cream was calorie free.

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  2. ...jumped as the neighbour was too close from the other side of the door and now they are friends (sorry, just my answer to your story! ;-)...)

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  3. I like it - and my mind is racing feverishly to fill in the gaps between the beginning and the ending.

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    1. Elephant's Child; there are SO many possibilities :)

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  4. I must have understood the prompt...I thought we had to write only one sentence...and that is what I did.

    I see that you did, too...write one sentence, but most others wrote more than one.

    Keep taking good care, River. :)

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    1. Lee; that is how I understood it too, one sentence that can be a happy beginning or a not so happy ending, but the same sentence.

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    2. I meant to type "misunderstood", instead of "understood"...but I believe you understood that was what I intended! :)

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  5. Mary was ever so excited approaching the door, one two three steps more and she would see her husband to be. Mary was trembling with excitement as she pushed open the door, it had been 14 days since she had seen her handsome fiance.
    Mary turned the knob of the door, had a beam the sun would be pleased to see on her face, but alas, where was Thomas as he didn't appear to be in the room.
    Taking several steps, Mary called out his name, quietly and first, then louder but no answer.
    Mary walked over to the window where the long drapes were hanging to each side of the window, putting her foot on the left hand drape, her foot touched a bump, she looked down pulled back the drape and screamed. There was her beloved, Thomas, with is mouth open, eyes staring and in a rather awkward position. Mary screamed in fright, her sister came running and together it was discovered that poor Thomas was over the other side....he had expired.
    Tragedy had stuck once again in the old house.
    Mary was just devastated.

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    1. Margaret D; Is the house haunted perhaps? So sad that tragedy strikes again.

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    2. Could be haunted, hadn't really thought about it. You know the words just came into my head so I wrote :)

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  6. You nailed it! I sensed a woman entering her new home for the first time. Possibly a home selected by her husband, or won in a raffle. Then, for the ending, a foreboding upon entering a haunted house, or a place where a missing relative was last heard from.

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    1. Val; I thought about this last night and realised the same sentence could be dread at the beginning and happy at the ending instead of happy to sad. It all depends on the middle bit, which could take us anywhere.

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  7. I tend be Trembling if I go into a store here in Idaho

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    1. Dora; that will pass when Covid is all over.

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  8. This is good. Makes you think what's behind the front door - a monster or a guy in shorts with chicken legs? I think I prefer a humorous end to this sentence.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. lissa; a guy in shorts with chicken legs, that made me laugh :)

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  9. That's a good one, River. I've been trying to come up with one myself but having no luck.

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    1. jenny_o; this month's challenges haven't been easy ones.

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  10. Trembling slightly, she pushed open the front door, with hope. No one was standing there and she closed it. And then an insistent pounding and knocking followed. Trembling slightly, she pushed open the front door.

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