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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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.

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 are supplied by  ME and can be found here.


This week's words are:


1. exterior
2. madwoman
3. mountain lake
4. twitched
5. flicker
6. desk

and/or:

1. prediction
2. approach
3. bacteria
4. vaults
5. plane
6. white lilac

Let the creativity begin!

48 comments:

  1. Great selection...I can hear the wheels turning all over blogland. I'll see what I can do later today.

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    1. only slightly confused; I'll check back in later, looking forward to it.

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    2. here we go:
      Jason sat at his desk watching the flicker from the screen before him intently. "The data indicates the bacteria in Lake Elise (a remote mountain lake in BC) has risen to levels never previously recorded. My prediction is an epidemic of some sort across the inhabitants of the area, not to mention the fish and wildlife."

      "Well," Bill replied thoughtfully, "I guess we're lucky the population is sparse in that area. The fact that 'white lilac' season is almost upon is a problem though. It draws hundreds of tourists every year."

      Jason gave the computer control knob a twitch to shut things down and reached for the light switch on the exterior office wall. "Come on. We'd better get up there."

      "Best approach the area with caution." Bill advised. "There have been reports of a madwoman vaulting from the trees at unsuspecting walkers."

      Jason just laughed. "No fear. That's my Mom. She's been drinking that lake water her whole life."

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    3. Watch out for his mother, then! Nice story.

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    4. That is really good, but I agree watch out for Momma.

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    5. I read this on your blog and truly loved it.

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    6. I read this on your blog and I'm really curious about what is in the water and why no one has queried it before.

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    1. Cindi Summerlin; I've read your entry and like it very much. I like the way you write a letter to someone each week.

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    2. It seems to be flowing well so far ...

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    3. It is definitely flowing very well Cindi.

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    4. Read this on your blog, loved it and loved the pictures you included.

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  3. Good morning, River. :)

    "On the EXTERIOR she hid how she was feeling inside. Her mouth TWITCHED a little. She pretended to sneeze to distract any attention to the nerves she was feeling and was finding difficult to control. No one noticed, hopefully.

    Feeling sick to her stomach, she’d welcome BACTERIA of any description and quantity to enter her system at this moment so she could be carted off to a hospital far, far away.

    All she wanted to do was turn around and run back to the airport to re-board the PLANE to take her far, far away - anywhere but where she was!

    APPROACHing the front DESK of the MOUNTAIN LAKE Resort Hotel she told herself she must be a MADWOMAN to have agreed to go along with the plan to rob the hotel’s VAULTS.

    Casting furtive glances around the foyer, she searched for her unknown accomplice. She was told he would be wearing a WHITE LILAC in his lapel.

    There he was.

    She not only noticed the white lilac, but the FLICKER of recognition when her eyes fell upon him said he was the one.

    Her heart missed a beat. Against her will, she began to believe the PREDICTION of the fortune-teller she’d visited the previous week just for fun to appease the urging of her girlfriend - the prediction that she’d meet a tall, dark stranger."

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    1. So they will be 'partners in crime'...I wonder if that's what the fortune teller had in mind.

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    2. A thick plot, i wonder where it leads.

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    3. Lee; nicely done. I certainly understand her apprehension for the upcoming vaults theft.

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    4. Oh Lee - tall dark and handsome sounds good. Will she follow him into the vault? You will tell us next week won't you??

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    5. Excellent job Lee, you have the perfect beginning to a tale that will keep our eyes glued to the page.

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    6. Okay Lee, this definitely needs to be continued. Love it. Mine for this week is posted on my blog.

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    7. I've read your story Annie and like it very much.

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  4. Always when first look at those words I try to make a very shirt story but fall short..never mind, I'll get over it.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; maybe next time.

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    2. Hey, you don't have to post it on Wednesday. You've got all week. Go for it:-)

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  5. Those words are just begging for a tale of conspiracy!

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    1. Val; it does seem that way. I hope my brain can do something with them tomorrow.

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  6. I have posted my story on the Daily Gaggle. I shall return soon.

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    1. Vest; I'll get to read it as soon as it pops up in my email.

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  7. O S Confused Does B C lake water have that effect on everyone. Good read.

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  8. Lee . Hopefully , she backed down at the last hurdle when realising the futility of what was expected of her. Top marks well written.

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  9. someone must have a wooden leg.

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  10. Hello River
    I'll post mine Thursday morning as usual on Still Waters
    Cathy

    Cathy @ Still Waters







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    1. I will look forward to yours on Thursday Cathy. Mine is already up on my blog. These were fun words.

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    2. Cathy; I'll pop over and read it right now.

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    3. I loved it Cathy, thank you.

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    1. Very good story Mimi, it needs a chapter two so we know what happens next.

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  12. I came up with an idea this morning River, It's live on my blog now WFW - It's not that difficult looking forward to everyone's opinion...

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    1. I've read your story Jimmy, a great way to use the words, thank you.

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    1. The Happy Whisk; I'm having a happy time reading all the entries :)

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  14. Here is my Story Titled: "Having a Morbid Day"

    Where I stood by the WHITE LILAC bush in the back garden, the piston driven plane approaching from the south on its way to the local Airport at Newcastle in NSW Australia - its thundering noise while in its descent revived a flicker of bad memory from the vaults of time; stored in my brain from a long past era.

    However, not so vivid today, instead we have a mad woman - an aged spinster who arrives at her weekender up the road with her animals each weekend , whose dogs and her screeching Galah's and Cockatoo's in her garden reply in their own way to the noise of the descending plane. A prediction of this occurring is inevitable; it rarely fails similarly to the howls of local dogs whose accompaniments to the sound of an Ambulance heading for "Heavens Door" the local retirement village where most of the local Hospital's patients originate from.

    So to avoid this bedlam I retreat from the exterior into the quietness of the house where I go to the utility room to wash the bacteria of the garden earth from my arms and hands; I twitch as the unexpected coldness of the water hits my hands, having done I head for the office with a cup of tea and later while sitting at my desk hear the less noisy return of the plane heading in a different flight path over the mountain lake.

    A quietness then descends for a while, then as I gaze from the front window the slow return of the ambulance from 'Heaven's Door' is followed shortly after by the all too familiar Black Van from the undertaker heading in the other direction.

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    1. In case anyone is wondering...I am not the mad woman up the road!! :)

      Well done, Vest...and very interesting, imaginative use of the words.

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    2. It is very interesting Vest, and quite noisy with all those dogs and birds. I'd be retreating inside away from the clamour myself.

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  15. Granny Anne . Couldn't find it? well you are not alone.

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  16. As always, my story will appear on this blog tomorrow, Friday 9th.

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