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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Using Wednesday's Words

Words for Wednesday is a series of weekly writing prompts designed to get our creative juices flowing.  This month the words have been brought to us by Cindi of Letting The Words Escape.  You can find her in my sidebar.
This week the words are:
frisbee, baseball, Winston, truce, Studebaker, diamond
and/or
vanish, message, Tokyo, Wanda, twist and maim.

here goes:
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.  


4 comments:

  1. I remember canceling plans and working my schedule around my kids sports.

    I hope that you are feeling better, Delores.

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  2. Gosh darn, he should have let them meet their sports obligations and stay with Aunt Maggie. Wonderful story Delores.

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  3. Oh yes scheduling anything around the kids activities can be exhausting, I remember the whines from the past with this subject, and the kids sometimes got upset too...Excellent story Delores.

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  4. Cute story. We never had "problems" like that when I was a kid. Our kids, on the other hand, were involved in a lot of activities, and we bent over backwards to accommodate them as best as we could. One of the nice things about being old is not having to do that anymore. :)

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