Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Using Wednesday's Words

Words for Wednesday is a weekly writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.  A group of us take it month about to provide the prompts.  This month Cindi of Letting The Words Escape (you can find her in my sidebar) has been providing the weekly prompts and she has done one heck of a good job providing us with a challenge and inspiration.
This week the words are:
bloody, confidence, ranger, Apollo, submarine and Byron
dictionary, groundhog, dancing, rain, silent and Germany.

here goes:

Francis stood outside the Apollo Theatre fairly dancing with excitement.  It was  a first date for her and her new beau Byron, a local park ranger she had met on vacation.  She felt confidence in her appearance this night.  Her new velvet cloche matched her coat perfectly, she thought.
As they stood in the rain waiting to be admitted she wondered why Byron was so silent.  She was sure this movie would appeal to a man which is why she chose the bloody story of war between Germany and the Allies laced with submarines and tanks.  
Byron sighed deeply and shuffled his feet restlessly.  "This is a bit like groundhog day for me."  he smiled tentatively at Frances.  "You see," he said softly, "I'm Jewish."
Francis, not being the brightest bulb on the string, had no clue what that meant.  A dictionary would come in handy right now she thought dismally.


  1. Frances will learn from her mistake I hope and perhaps Byron will forgive her ignorance and continue the friendship.

  2. That's a lot of secific words into a short story, well done. And I would forgive Francis, how many park rangers named Byron are Jewish?

  3. Oh my goodness, what a lesson Francis is going to learn from this one, I love the way you twist the endings in your stories and how well you use the words.

  4. Oh I love this,,, what a fun prompt! Your writing is magical,

  5. I'm sensing a gap in maturity between these two!!

  6. Great use of the words, m'lady. Ah, the foolishness of the young... trying to think for another person, rather than asking.

    Have a super weekend.

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