Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Using Wednesday's Words

Words for Wednesday is a weekly writing prompt designed to get our creative juices flowing.  Anyone can join in.....why not give it a shot?
This week the words are provided by Elephants Child (she can be found in my side bar)...
thin, frightened, scratch, wealthy, flowery, sulky
stove, unwieldy, fearless, zoo, price and inquisitive

here goes...

"Don't be frightened, Hazel."  Harold said.
Hazel, thin to the point of emaciation from worry, peered out from her hiding place on the flowery bank by the fence.  "Well, I'm sorry I'm not fearless like you." she said, "It is your inquisitive nature that got us into this mess in the first place."
Harold scratched his ear thoughtfully.  "Hey, when the gardener stove in the wall with his unwieldy old barrow I just naturally took advantage of the situation.  You didn't have to follow me you know."
"There will be a price to pay for this"  Hazel grumbled in a sulky tone of voice.  "and we're not exactly wealthy."
"We may not be wealthy but at least we're free."
The two capybaras took one last look at their old home in the Toronto Zoo and headed for the safety of the nearby ravine.  Free at last.

In 2016 two capybaras escaped from the Toronto Zoo......the media named them Bonnie and Clyde (we know better).  They were eventually recovered and restored to their enclosure.  Hazel (Bonnie) was pregnant.  Kids these days.


  1. Great story! I love that you gave them thoughts and words. Pregnant? Well, it happens.

  2. It sounds as if they enjoyed their freedom. The smaller portion spent time on a bus with a capybara called Esmerelda while he was in Peru.

  3. This is a sweet little story, at first I thought they were cats. I hadn't heard about the Capybara zoo escapees, perhaps it didn't make the news out here.

  4. Hahaha! I love this story! Thanks for the smiles, Delores....I needed them. Great use of the words...great story! :)

    1. PS....and what cute animals the capybaras are. They look a little bit like our wonderful wombats...I love no wonder the capybara stirred similar feelings within me. :)

  5. A lovely lovely story! I love it!

  6. Every creature seeks freedom. Loved the story and backstory.

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  8. A great story, especially since they were caught. It's when the non-native species are not caught and run riot that you have trouble (nutria!).


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