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 to read it and add a few encouraging words.
This month the words/prompts are supplied by Margaret Adamson and Sue Fulcher and can be found here
This week's words/prompts are:
1. furnishing 2. tablet 3. platform 4. arrow 5. frame 6. content
1. vase 2. eagle 3. ballroom 4. propelling 5. brand 6. epilogue
Here is my story:
Propelling myself across the floor in my wheeled computer chair, I scooped up the remote and turned on the television, the finals of the Ballroom Dancing competition was to be televised right after the news, so I had marked the timeslot with a big red arrow and even then almost forgot about it, since I rarely looked at the TV guide anymore. I no longer danced myself, being instead content to watch, foregoing all the sniping and rivalry that went on backstage; one year a bitter loser had actually gone so far as to rip the dress of the winner as she stood on the small platform to receive her prize.
I barely watched the news, intent on a video clip on my brand new tablet about a bald eagle building a nest high on a mountain somewhere. There were hopes of eggs and hatchlings in the future. I snapped a screen shot of the eagle in flight, thinking I would print it out and frame it, while simultaneously listening for the weather report, which always came at the end of the news. an epilogue, so to speak. That would be my cue to pay attention to the television.
I looked around at my new living quarters, a two bedroomed apartment in a retirement village, feeling rather satisfied with the furnishing I had done. My old pieces married well with newer things, all I needed now was a vase or two to fill a corner here and there. a small one for a table maybe, but definitely something oversized for the corner opposite the television.