On Wednesday’s, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a meme which she calls
“Words for Wednesday”.
She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem.
I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.
It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?
This week's words are:
there are also a couple of photo prompts, one of which I will not use today.
Here is my story:
Daphne stood in the cobbled fore-court and gazed up at the billowing clouds sailing past the monolithic turrets of the ancient castle.
When she'd learned that her great-uncle Daniel had left her an old castle in his will, she hadn't imagined anything this grand. She'd thought of a crumbling old ruin, suitable only for demolition.
But this! This was a grand home, in good....well, reasonable.....repair and definitely habitable, in spite of being 200 years old. Small for a castle, but still much bigger than the mansions in town.
Daphne could wait no longer to get a look inside and start counting bedrooms, checking out the kitchen. Hoping there was an inside laundry.
Walking towards the huge front door, Daphne glanced into the pond surrounding a fountain. It still held water, but was dark and murky and a little smelly, it would need a lot of cleaning before it could be stocked with fish again. "Koi," she thought, "I've always wanted a koi pond."
Burrowing deep into her handbag, Daphne retrieved the big, old fashioned scroll-work key and inserted it into the lock. She'd have a good look around, turning on lights and taps to check the wiring and plumbing were okay.
"I should probably flush any toilets I find too," she thought. "They'll need to be in working order before I think about inviting the gang here."
We could have a house warming dance.