Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

Words For Wednesday is a writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.
This week the words can be found at 'Letting The Words Escape'.  You can find it in my side bar.  Why not join, write, critique....we'd love to see you here.

This week the words are:
forgotten, sorrow, rustling, darkness, unbroken, window
perched, grim, beast, soul, disaster and ominous.

Cindi took her inspiration  from Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven'. 

here we go:

Ally frowned at Screech.  "You are looking a little grim and green around the beak my friend....sort of like you ate a bad mouse."
Screech shuffled uncomfortably on the limb he was perched on.  "I believe the beast came from a place of darkness.  It had no perceptible soul.  I heard it rustling in the leaves in the abandoned graveyard and to my everlasting sorrow, I caught and ate it.  I've had a stomach ache ever since."
"What a disaster." Ally commiserated.  "I'll ask Grace if she has a potion for stomach ache."
"Oh, yes."  Screech burped ominous rumble from his lower regions caused Ally to step back a fair distance.  "I'll just fly over and tap on her window...Oooooooh.......for a moment I'd forgotten how much it hurts to move.  Would you mind so very much, dear Ally, asking her for me?"
"I'll go now." Ally reassured Screech.  "I'm sure she'll have something on hand."
"She'd better,"  Ally thought to herself , "seeings as how she's caused this unbroken misery for our friend."
To save time Ally morphed into her second identity as a raven and flew to Grace's cottage.  As Screech watched her fly off he mumbled to himself "never more".


  1. I love it. And wonder just how far the prompts are going to take these characters. The sky hasn't limited them...

  2. I love it too. I haven't started thinking about the words yet, I've been napping with Lola napping on my belly again.

  3. Love the ending (and the beginning and the middle).

  4. Ooh - wonder if Ally will get a remedy for Screech's belly ache. Sounds like we'll have to tune in next week to find out ~ Cathy


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