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 Alex J Cavanaugh and can be found here

This week's words/prompts are: 

1. firefly 

2. mystery 

3. science 

4. theatre 

5. star 


1. trek 

2. eureka 

3. psych 

4. jokers 

5. gate

Here is my story:

"Eureka!" she cried, leaping about with glee. "The mystery is solved! I know what E=MC2 stands for." "Big deal," said Marty, "I know what TARDIS stands for." 

"Ooh, tell me, tell me," said Jean. "You first," said Marty, I need to pass this science test or there will be no TV in this room for a month, Mum says school is more important now that we're in high school." 

"Okay" said Jean, "but just because I know what it stands for doesn't mean I understand it, you still have to help me with my math."  "You dope," said Marty, "E=MC2 isn't math, it's science." "You mean it's not an algebra equation thing?" 

"You should plan for a career in theater," said Marty, "you're hopeless at school work." "Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared," said Jean, who had finally stopped flitting about like a firefly

"Thanks," said Marty, writing that down. "Now, TARDIS stands for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space." "I'll never remember all that," said Jean, "I'll just keep saying Tardis. What time is Dr Who on?" 

"It won't be on at all if I don't get this studying done," said Marty. "Why don't you trek on across the field and let the others know I won't be done for a while, maybe they'll let you watch Dr Who at their house." 

"Good idea," said Jean exiting the room to the tune of 'Star Trekkin' across the universe' 

(it's a song, find it at youtube), then doubling back to ask, "How's the Psych course working out?" 

"Go away!" yelled Marty, "you're making me lose concentration here." She thought to herself, "just for that I hope those jokers don't even let you through the gate until you bring them brownies."


  1. Love this. Mum is of course right - as they so often are.

    1. Elephant's Child; thank you. I'm not at all sure my mum was right too often, her main aim in life seemed to be getting me married off as soon as possible.

  2. You got them all even sneaking in psych. TARDIS huh? Think I missed out not watching Dr. Who. Probably not too late.

    1. Arkansas Patti; there are about 12 seasons of Dr Who for you to catch up on, with most of the Time Lords (Dr Who) being male and the current Dr being female.

  3. LOL, River. I had to google TARDIS! But weee, that sounds like it´s an interesting series, Dr.Who!
    I´m tempted to get it, there is one from 2018, any tip?

    I didn´t know that song, how can that be?! I have the whole James Blish Series (all second hand from the 60´s got them throughout Australia!), I have all 3 TOS DVDs, all new movies and didn´t know this, unbelievable!
    Fun song!

    This was a fun, great post! (P.S. bedroom-pics are on)

    1. Iris Flavia; The Dr Who series is into it's 12th season I think, or it could be 15. The Doctor is a Time Lord who goes through changes and becomes a different person each year, mostly male, but the current Dr Who is a woman. I haven't seen the whole series myself, but plan to catch up with it sometime this year.

  4. Clumsy; the dialogue needs separation. You've crammed it into confusing little paragraphs.

    I was going to propose to you, now i've changed my mind.

    Your mum knew what she was doing, durn tootin'.

    1. R.H. Clumsy? Maybe so, but others seem to understand it and I don't see you making any efforts to write via this challenge.

  5. Very clever! And you even knew what Tardis stood for.

    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh; thank you. I've known what TARDIS stands for for a very long time now.

  6. Well maybe I'm being a bit hasty, We could get married (I know you can cook), and you come to live here; it's yokel but it's not bad. And I have a sports car, two seater, you and me.


    1. R.H. no thank you. I am NEVER getting married again and not moving away from Adelaide either.

  7. Okay, well at least you're polite about it.

    This offer won't last.

  8. The Blazing Hoops of Romance.

    Maid River, you're a star!
    Married at first sight,
    Divorced at second...
    Not we!

    Science is no mystery,
    In the theatre of the soul,
    Let's roll!

    (Go easy on this; it's silly, but you can see the passion)

    1. R.H. that's a nice way to use some of the words.

  9. I have been educated on the TARDIS. I've never seen an episode of Dr. Who, but for some reason I associate it with a red old-timey British phone booth.

    1. Val; the TARDIS is a phone booth, but blue and much larger on the inside, being a time machine. I have a miniature one as a Christmas ornament.

  10. Snowstorm!....Maid River!!!

    My trek,
    To your gate,
    on the old,
    Psych estate,
    The night you stacked the deck,
    And jokers fell apart,
    All I hoped for, with respect,
    Was your Queen of Heart.

    I am done.

    1. R.H. in my deck, the Queen of Hearts no longer exists.

  11. Ah, children and the trouble making them study. Thta's where i was odd, i loved learning.


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