Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

Words for Wednesday is a writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.  This month Elephant's Child is providing the prompts.
This week the words are
river, dashing, free, shrug, interest, naive
light, wax, winter, bucket, disillusioned and super

"I really thought living 'off grid' would be super exciting."  Shawna sighed.  "I feel so disillusioned."  She filled her bucket for what felt like the one hundredth time from the river dashing downhill past the cabin.
Paul grinned.  "It's true you were a tad naive about the whole thing.  You were enamoured by the idea of living off the land; of everything being free....water, power, food,"
"But it's not free!" Shawna interrupted.  "It's hard work.  "Every night I'm trying to function by candle light.  The only amusement is watching the wax melt and drip.  Every drop of water has to be hauled in from the river.  Every log we burn in the fire has to be chopped.  There is digging and weeding and picking and cooking...."  she stopped, out of breath.
Paul shrugged.  "I have no interest in your petty whining.  You signed up for this experiment so put up and shut up.  Besides, you have no idea how much worse this will be once winter comes."


  1. Wonderful to read and thanks for sharing. Greetings!

  2. How true it is. I suspect that there are a LOT of Shawnas in this world. And (of course) loved your take on the prompts.

  3. Shawna appears to be learning how good she had it before. Very well written story Delores and a great job using the words.

  4. I get the feeling when winter comes Shawna will be packing her bags and heading back to civilisation.

  5. Oh, hell no! I'd be outta there before the first snowfall. We sometimes think of "living off the grid" as some idealistic romantic way of life, but like Shawna said, it's WORK! And I DO like the blessings of electricity, running water, and central heat.

    Great job with the words! Have a super weekend.


It's lovely to know someone else is out there. Please leave me a comment...pretty please.