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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Words For Wednesday

Here we are in February of 2017 already and here we go with Words For Wednesday.
Words for Wednesday is a selection of words intended to act as a writing prompt for you.  Use some or all of them or just allow them to spark an idea.  Prose, poetry, fiction or non fiction, it's all good.  Anyone can join in and there is no need to commit to participating every single week.  Leave your creation here in comments or on your own blog but do please let us know if you are participating on your own blog...we all want to read and to encourage you.
Next Month River at Drifting Through Life will be providing the prompts.  You can find her in my sidebar.
Here are this Wednesdays words:

gaseous
green
ghostly
grammar
glob
ghoul

and/or

dastardly
dunce
dragon
destiny
doberman
dinner

It's the end of the month and the end of my turn with Words For Wednesday so I thought I would give you some really fun words to play with.

24 comments:

  1. Here's my bit of fun for this week...

    "Digger, the black and tan DOBERMAN looked on as his owner angrily slapped a GLOB of mashed potato in his DINNER bowl. The shocked look in his brown eyes appeared to question her DASTARDLY deed. Didn’t she know potatoes in all their forms caused a GASEOUS eruption in his tender digestive system?

    Looking at the cat’s dinner bowl filled with chopped, fresh meat Digger was GREEN with envy.

    It would take a DUNCE not to know he was in his mistress’ bad books, but for the life of him (and it wasn’t in his DESTINY to have nine lives like his mate Smocka, the cat) Digger had no idea what he’d done wrong to upset her so.

    All Digger knew was she had stormed into the kitchen with the GHOSTLY glow of a GHOUL. Spitting out words like fire from the mouth of an angry DRAGON, Digger had never before heard such descriptive GRAMMAR!

    After all, it was she who had left her new slippers outside! He brought them in for her! "

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    1. BRAVO LEE! Poor Digger was only trying to help. You used all the words brilliantly:-)

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    2. WElllllll......Digger has the means right in front of him to get even with her. That gaseous eruption should bring her to her senses lol.

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  2. That's a good effort Lee. A really good effort. I have to admit I'm stumped. For now. But I'll have something by Friday.

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  3. PUBLIC SPEAKING by Granny Annie

    The guest speaker stood in front of the crowd. A GHOSTLY pale overwhelmed him as a GASEOUS GREEN GLOB oozed through his mouth and reduced his GRAMMAR to utterances of a GHOUL possessing him.

    Would this be his final DESTINY? A call for an exorcism might calm the DASTARDLY DEMON. He pushed the chairperson into the corner like a DUNCE.

    A DOBERMAN resting in by the entrance swelled up and became a fire breathing DRAGON circling the orator in a challenge that ended this once formal dinner in total destruction.

    The keynoter blinked and shook his head, returning to the occasion. He managed to quell this fearful fantasy to begin his lecture for the evening. Why couldn't he just imagine his audience in the nude like other rhetoricians instead of dreaming up these terrifying visions?


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    1. Wow....what an imagination the keynote had....and you had for that matter.....so with the dining room in a state of total destruction (at least in his mind) he was able to speak.

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    2. I'm clapping ... hope you can hear me!

      All the best Jan

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    3. Hahaahaha! This is great! Sitting at a large board table surrounded by airline people in Melbourne one morning where I had to give them a spiel about the resort I was managing to calm my nerves I pictured them all naked. It worked...thank goodness, or I might have ended up like your protagonist, Annie! :)

      Well done! I love it! :)

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    4. Thank you for the applause. I went to your blog to see if you posted a story and instead found that wonderful recipe for pan roasted chicken thighs. Yummy!

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    5. Well that's definitely a great way to take your mind off public speaking. I've never been able to imagine people naked.

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  4. As Martha exited the taxi she noticed that the grammar school building had a green and ghostly vibe. Budget crunches and angry taxpayers had reduced the destiny of education to a dastardly group of politicians who had fund raising dinners and not dunces on their minds. She collected her papers and made sure her cell phone was turned off before she pushed through the double doors of the entrance. The odor that filled her nostrils was some gaseous pine cleanser and she almost turned back. There were globs of chewed gum beneath the awards cabinet and just outside the door to the boy’s restroom. A library book on dragons had been wedged in the door. She turned to the auditorium as she glanced through the hallway window to the outside and saw a Doberman pacing the bike rack to which he was chained. He looked desperate and she commiserated as that was how she felt. Squaring her shoulders and taking a deep breath, she prepared to meet the restless parents that filled the auditorium to explain why both the principal and the English teacher had resigned.

    I did not use ghoul!

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    1. You did well though ...

      All the best Jan

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    2. Tabor, glad you posted both here and in my blog comments. As I said before, you did a wonderful job with the words and loved the direction you took.

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    3. You did a fantastic job...great story. No one counts how many, if any, words you use from the prompts. We just like to read.

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    4. Another great story. At first I thought the school was haunted and deserted, nice twist.

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  5. Goodness, when I saw the words for this week I thought ???

    But there are some great pieces here

    All the best Jan

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    1. They are sort of tricky words this week but I kind of thought they were fun words. At least, until I started to work with them lol.

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  6. I like all the pieces that others have written!
    The first list reminds me of a little "song" (and I use the term very loosely) that was making the rounds when I was a kid and my older brother used to recite it to bug me. It starts like this: "Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts" ... goes on for quite awhile in the same vein, and ends up ..."and I forgot my spoon" Did I remember to say my brother liked to bug me? (apologies to people out there who never had an older brother; those of us who did are used to this stuff :))

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    1. Everyone did a great job and I remember that little ditty too. No big brother either.

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    2. Really? I thought it was a local thing, because I've never found anyone else to know it. Although, I don't really go around asking :)

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    3. I asked the hubs if he had ever heard it and he was quite familiar with it. It's on Wikipeadia (I know I spelled that wrong) and it does says it originated in the States but you know how things flow back and forth across our borders.

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