Words for Wednesday


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 to read it and add a few encouraging words.

This month the words/prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here

This week's words/prompts are:

1. surprise

2. winked

3. firepit

4. gnomes

5. quilt

6. sunroom


1. lonesome

2. shirt

3. beach

4. volcano

5. train

6. moat

use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.


  1. Gnomes. It NEEDS to be gnomes. A single gnome on his lonesome is a sadness. They are adventurous souls and it shouldn’t be a surprise to see them anywhere.
    On the beach (in a Hawaiian shirt of course). Snuggled up in a quilt by the firepit, fishing in the moat, balanced precariously on the edge of a volcano, sitting comfortably on the caboose of a steam train...
    Our devoted pair mostly live in the sunroom. I am sure that they have winked at me as I ignore the housework and sit with a book too. A house without gnomes is not a home.

    1. A very colourful tale, EC!

      I had gnome once...once, only one gnome, not in my home...out in the garden it did roam.

    2. Elephant's Child; I love this and you are right a house is not a home without a gnome, or plenty of them. my back porch is full of them in all sizes.

    3. Wonderful! Gnomes do need adventure, just like we sometimes do.

  2. Huddled together around the fire pit, which was spitting out embers like a volcano, the group looked like a family of colourful garden gnomes.

    Some sat on the equally colourful quilt they’d grabbed off the day bed in the sun-room.
    Tom, dressed in his normal casual attire, a Hawaiian-flavoured beach shirt, had been feeling lonesome so he decided to catch the train, and surprise his family and friends.

    As he stepped across the narrow moat surrounding the area, , Tom mischievously winked at his younger sister who had been party to his planned visit.

    1. Lee; another great story and I imagine any gnomes looking on might feel envious. And now I have an idea for some of my gnomes. They need a fire pit. With fake fire of course.

    2. Sweet story of a happy family reunion. Thank you.

    3. Sorry I am so late to respond Lee. Yesterday was not good. Hopefully today will be better. Hooray for family reunions.

  3. Replies
    1. Margaret D; they are very clever aren't they?

  4. Not enough for a post but...
    You know me, huh, real story:
    I was into flat sharing and by surprise my South-German mate asked me if I have a quilt, just he used the South-German word.
    I felt like a gnome not understanding but we winked as I got it and had to say "no!" Who, sharing a flat, has room for an extra quilt?!
    It wasn´t a sunroom and we had a real stove instead of a firepit - that man could cook, YUM, and he did! For all of us.

    1. Iris Flavia; the south German word for quilt is gnome?
      I wish more men knew how to cook.

    2. NOOoooo, haha, oh, Ingo said I´m sometimes not that clear. Decke, blanket, quilt. He was asking for a blanket, actually!
      Huhhh. Freaky, now I always have to think of a gnome sitting on top!! I´ll NEVER travel to South Germany again! 🤣

  5. I have posted my Words for Wednesday. The 'net has returned - at least for now.


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