Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Words for 24 January ... the prompts

Words for Wednesday is provided by a number of people and has become a movable feast. I joined in when Elephant's Child was hosting the prompts. This month I will be hosting, and the words will come from events ~ past and present ~ on the calendar each week.

Essentially the goal is to encourage us to write. Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image. 
What we do with those prompts is up to us: a short story, prose, a song, a poem, using all or some of the words, or ignoring them. 

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog. It would be wonderful if as many people as possible joined into this creative exercise. If you are posting on your own blog - please share the link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come enjoy and applaud.

Image Source: WeHeartIt.com
  1. frisbee
  2. baseball
  3. Winston
  4. truce
  5. Studebaker
  6. diamond
  1. vanish
  2. message
  3. Tokyo
  4. Wanda
  5. twist
  6. maim


  1. Howdy-Ho!

    "The 1959 STUDEBAKER Lark, still in mint condition, travelled slowly along the narrow yellow brick road.

    WINSTON had inherited the beautiful beast of a car from his grandfather.

    Its black duco and chrome sparkled like a DIAMOND. The car was Winston’s pride and joy. No one else was allowed to drive the vehicle.

    He wasn’t a happy chappy having to go in search of the FRISBEE his daughter, WANDA had lost in her make-shift game of BASEBALL with the new kid on the block; the one who had arrived from TOKYO only a couple of weeks ago. The kid’s father had been over in Japan for a couple of years working in the diplomatic service.

    Wanda had the innate ability to make anything and everything VANISH, Winston thought. And then, she could TWIST her stories to make whatever the latest calamity was sound like it was never her fault – her doing.

    “That girl will be the death of me one day,” he mumbled crankily to himself.

    He and his young daughter were always arguing over one thing or the other. The trouble was they were very much alike.

    He loved her dearly, but she certainly knew how to try his patience, and did...often.

    A TRUCE had been declared the previous day, but that was before the frisbee’s flight to freedom!

    If anything happened to MAIM his precious automobile as he drove at a snail's pace along the winding lane, through a dense mist, which was getting thicker by the minute, there would be hell to pay.

    He'd give her a strong MESSAGE, of that there would be no doubt!

    No TV for a month....and no baseball games!"

    1. Lee, you have outdone yourself on this story. Bravo!

    2. Nice going Lee, I hope that frisbee turns up with no harm to Winston's car.

    3. Tough lines but it sounds like she needs them.

    4. Oh, i've been the parent in that situation, you love them but you want to kill them!

    5. Oh, i recognize that ability to tell the story so that the message is: I'm innocent. Good story.

  2. Your words have been great and maybe I can get back in the groove and participate this week.

  3. Good story! The challenges of parenthood!

  4. Here we go everyone, I have mine posted on my blog at this link WFW - The correct diamond , I look forward to your opinions.

  5. Fantastic words AND a yellow brick road. I shall apply myself.

    1. Okay....here we go.....kindly consider my weakened condition lol...
      Wanda and Winston, while they may not look it, are twins. Today they sit in the back of their fathers Studebaker, an uneasy truce among them. Papa has just had a message from a business associate in Tokyo and will need to take a long business trip. He wants his two darlings to go with him citing the educational value of such a trip. The kids are not happy. Winston has a baseball tournament at the HopeLee Diamond and Wanda a beach Frisbee tournament in neighbouring Treemont. Both are captains of their teams.

      “It would seriously maim both our teams chances for us to be absent. We have an excellent chance at getting the cup this year….both of us. We can’t just vanish.”

      Wanda twisted in her seat the better to stare down her father. “Can’t we just stay with Aunt Maggie for a while?”

      “You don’t even like your Aunt Maggie but you would be willing to take advantage of her? Is that fair?”

      "About as fair as you insisting we give up our championship games to go with you." Winston whined.

      Ah such problems the wealthy have.

    2. This is a lot of fun, Delores...as always...well done, my dear. :)

    3. excellent story! I hope they get to stay home and play. perhaps they might even develop a better relationship with Aunt Maggie

    4. Perhaps they could come to like Aunt Maggie. Although if neither of them is going to be professionals at their chosen sport, the trip to Tokyo might do more for their futures than a championship on this level. So hard to know the right thing to do.

  6. I like the entries so far. I'll see what I can do, no promises now..

  7. Trying again to link my story. If it does not work, i'm at the usual place.

  8. Well, fashionably late this time. Here's my last January words.

  9. Lee. Great use of prompts. Not widely known is the fact Winston Churchill was 50% American his wife an all American.

    Quiz. What was the common given name both M & F within the families of the 1945 leaders of Britain's Three political parties?
    Ans. Tomorrow on my blog. Daily Gaggle.com

  10. Only slightly confused. great stuff. Wasn't the first Frisbee a biscuit (Cookie USA) Tin lid?.


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