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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Words For Wednesday

WFW is a weekly writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.  It's been around for quite a while now and we are always glad to see people join us.  You can use the weekly prompts any way you like.  Use all some or none of the words.  The idea is just to become inspired to write...anything...poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction, sci fi or fantasy. Why not give it a try.  Leave your offering here in comments or on your own blog.  Just let us know if you are posting on your own blog so we can come and read and encourage.  
Here are this weeks prompt words:

caper, scarper, trash, bedlam, seams, penny whistle
and/or
glum, charmed, pork, glossy, pride, trench.

Have fun with these.

39 comments:

  1. A domestic disaster is occupying me/us today, and I will be out all day tomorrow. I hope to get to these words later. And glum and bedlam certainly resonate.

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    1. Hope you get everything cleared up.......good luck.

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  2. Bedlam describes the chaos in my mind when I realise it's been almost 24 hours since I wrote down the words but haven't yet worked up a story.

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  3. oh go on, giving it a try - but only the first set of words, I'm a novice.... The house was bursting at the seams, it was bedlam inside the tiny kitchen with the constant peeping of a cheap penny whistle, trash cans being banged as drums and mum yelling at the top of her voice 'stop this caper now and scarper' ...the kids dispersed and she was left with her thoughts and... silence..... Betty :)

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    1. I really like this. And my mother's kitchen could often have been described that way.

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    2. Well done, Wood Fairy. :)

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    3. Very nicely done Wood Fairy :)

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    4. Great job........I like the 'sound of silence' myself.

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    5. Sometimes mother just needs the kids out for a while. A well done reminder of those days around here.

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  4. No one played the Pride of Erin better. There was a time when Patrick's penny whistle charmed all the glossy-haired, bright-eyed colleens. Charmed more than one of them to go further than their mothers would like if the truth be told. Those same mothers weren't immune to this particular caper either. A happy jig had often led to him being invited home and fed enough of the precious pork ration that his clothing strained at the seams. Happy times.
    Gone now. Gone for good. Plenty of guts, and no glory he thought glumly. Life in the trash-filled trenches was bedlam, pure and simple. Muddy, cold, dirty and dangerous.
    His father had been right. 'Old men get rich and young men die' he had said. 'Scarper while you can. If only...

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    1. ah, the charm of the Irish, a good story EC :)

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    2. A very realistic story and terrific use of the words.

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    3. It happened that way many times. Well told!

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    4. wonderful use of the words! I could picture it all.

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  5. So that is where the quaint expression porking originated. Hmn!

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  6. Here's my tale of woe....

    "It was like BEDLAM City in the kitchen this morning. The kids were on a mission.

    The weekly CAPER of being the first to find the cheap, GLOSSY plastic PENNYWHISTLE in the cereal packet was full steam ahead. Panic had set in when the kids feared their free gift had been thrown out in the TRASH.

    In the corner little Freddy sat sulking, a GLUM look on his face. His PRIDE was crushed because over the past couple of months he’d lived a CHARMED life as it was he, who always was the first to find the free gift.

    He’d been ready to SCARPER to the narrow TRENCH he’d dug outside in the backyard where he’d lined up all his toy soldiers, ready for battle. However, this morning his plan was not to be, much to his dismay.

    The furrows in Freddy’s brow were like deep SEAMS scored on the skin of a leg of PORK ready for roasting.

    “You’d better be careful, Freddy,” His mother said, smiling at him. “If the wind changes your face will stay like that!”

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    1. Poor Freddy, time to learn you can't always be the winner, and that's not easy.

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    2. I remember clearly the excitement of finding the 'treasure' at the bottom of the cereal box. Fortunately for me I was an only child lol. Great job with the words.

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    3. There were fights in our household over those plastic monstrosities. Bitter fights - between my brothers. I didn't get a chance in that race. A familiar tale...

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    4. We always had to give the prize to the youngest child. It was just as well as it broke soon enough.

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    5. my brother and me used to fight over the cereal box surprises as well!

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  7. My exciting version of words this week have been posted on my blog, don't miss out. see ya.

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    1. Went there....read that. An unusual and highly entertaining twist on the words.

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  8. E C. Great little story, Porking HaHa

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  9. Another great story from LEE.

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  10. Wood fairy. You are no novice , You are a lady with great talent.

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  11. I am late to the party this morning.....you've all been busy. Mine will be up tomorrow.

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  12. Good morning everyone, I have mine posted on my blog now at WFW - If I didn't know better , nice choice of words Delores.

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  13. Trying to link up between jobs, and i will come back to read other stories.

    My story is here.

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  14. Here is my contribution with a last minute correction to one of the words. I suppose it is time to clean my readers or upgrade to a higher powered reader!

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  15. Do you believe one can (scarper) out of their bodily form they're in, in a (carper) manner? I do, I do it quite often, especially when I'm trying to escape the (glum) in my life, or the (bedlam) that's all around me at times! Am I (charmed) being able to do such a thing as this, some people might think so, but for me, it's true Magick! Not like a magic card trick, luck in a card game, or the good fortune some people think they'll get when they find a (penny) lying on the ground which they bend over to pick up ripping their jeans at the (seams) if you know what I mean. When I talk about this Magick I do, some people might think I'm only speaking (trash), which I say fine, think whatever you want. There are so many beliefs people have, like some people believe it's not good to eat (pork)! Then there are those that take false (pride) when they're driving their new (glossy) car down the street that they're making payments on, which they've soon drove themselves into a (trench) after the (whistle) was blown on them seeing they couldn't make their payments!

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    1. Nicely done Lon, very thought provoking and well written also.

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    2. Thanks Jimmy!

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    3. I am really glad to see you joining us again Lon. And find your story intriguing.

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