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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Words For Wednesday

Words for Wednesday is a writing prompt designed to fire up our creative juices and get us writing.  The words can be spun together to create a piece or just used as inspiration.  Write fact or fiction, prose or poetry, or simply a stream of thoughts generated by the words.
There are no rules (that's the best part).  Use some, all or none of the words on any day of the week you like.   It really doesn't matter as long as you enjoy the process.  Just always let us know if you are posting your piece on your blog so we can all drop in and visit.

Here is this weeks prompt:

dominant, carpet, magazine, duster, finicky, display
and/or
carbine, boots, tactical, determination, filthy and disgusting
or you could use this phrase
MANIACAL MEGALOMANIAC 

Have fun.
This finishes my month for the words.  Hope you all enjoyed the challenge.
Next months words come to you from River at Drifting Through Life.  You can find her in my sidebar.

30 comments:

  1. I showed these prompts to my partner. He said 'You could write a story about Trump. Or any politician.'
    But I am not going down that path. Instead I am going to write about our own much loved Maniacal Megalomaniac. Jazz.
    Jazz is black. All of him. His fur, all four boots, his whiskers, his heart.
    He is also beautiful. He would not look out of place featured on the cover of the glossiest magazine. His throaty purr can be heard across the room. He is a finicky eater , but when presented with food which meets his standards purrs and nuzzles whoever is feeding him before diving in. He warms my feet and purrs me to sleep each night.
    When I come into a room he puts on an impressive display telling me he has been neglected and flings himself onto the carpet, presenting his belly for pats. Taking him up on his generous offer can be a tactical mistake. Cat belly roulette. He might purr and nuzzle, or he might employ tooth and claw.
    His determination is awesome. I woke one night to find him trying to drink from my water glass. The level was too low for him to reach it. Undeterred he reached into my glass with his filthy and disgusting kitty litter scratchers, dunked them in the water, and licked them clean. And repeat the process. Double dipping at its very worst. (I have a water bottle now.)
    We think the problem is that he considers himself second in the household pecking order. Certainly dominant to me. My partner is exempt from Jazz attacks but if he is bored or put out (use of the vacuum or a duster are crimes) he goes for me. Faster and more accurately than carbine fire. Surprisingly this has a positive side. If my partner is inadvertently spiked the injury becomes infected. My doctor tells me I have developed Jazz antibodies. I bleed on a daily basis, but neither the bites nor the scratches ever become infected.
    Just the same, it is fortunate that he has a charming side. He needs all of it.

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    1. I love it, EC. :)

      The water drinking reminds me of my two furry mates. I always kept a water glass (a large, glass tankard-style) on my bedside table. Each morning the level would be down and I used to think that I couldn't remember drinking the water during the night...or day. And then, I discovered the culprits!

      Since that discovery, they, my two furry rascals, or "overlords" as you call them, have custody of that glass...permanently on my bedside table; and I've relegated a smaller glass for my own purposes (with a cover on top of it). And everyone is happy!

      If I put a bowl of water on the floor, Remy and Shama would not lower themselves to drink from it...so the bedside table is where their drinking fountain is!

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    2. I love to hear about the kitties. Jazz sounds a lot like our good bad boy Rockie. He was very much like that, so unpredictable. This is a great take on the words.

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    3. It sounds like you have the twin of a cat i know. Well told!

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    4. Very nice EC, I can see all of the actions of Jazz, especially the cat belly roulette, we had a cat that was notorious for this, just about the time you trusted him the tooth and nail came out.

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    5. I love this so much EC, Jazz certainly knows he is King in that household.

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    6. I had a cat that would do that to a glass of red wine when I wasn't looking. I had to start putting coasters over and under my wine glasses after that!

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  2. Thank you for this month's Words for Wednesday, Delores....they've been good exercises for this old brain of mine! :)

    "He had a DOMINANT trait - one that could not be denied. He was a MANIACAL MEGALOMANIAC. She knew she needed to adopt a TACTICAL approach if she wanted to escape his constant DISPLAY of power; his never-ending delusions of grandeur; his evil underbelly.

    She would rather return to the FILTHY, DISGUSTING hovel he’d found her living in than have to put up with his FINICKY, fastidious habits for one more minute. Every hour of the day he grew worse. She was at breaking point and knew she had to get away before it was too late.

    Placing the black DUSTER coat around her shoulders, she reached for her BOOTS. It was now or never. She knew the time had come for her to leave, for her to escape his hold over her. He’d held her his prisoner for far too long. No amount of money or plush surroundings would make up for her peace of mind, for her freedom; to live her life beyond his smothering, soul-destroying influence. She no longer felt safe.

    Her heart pounded in her chest as she strode across the plush CARPET. She lifted the heavily-fringed corner. Beneath the floor cover was the secret cavity in which, upon her arrival 18 months before, she’d hidden her CARBINE rifle...just in case a moment like this arrived. She checked the MAGAZINE. All was in order.

    DETERMINATION oozed from her being. Nothing and no one was going to stop her. she then stealthily slipped out through the side door.

    Keeping within the shadows she melded into the darkness of the night."

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    1. Wow....it's a good thing most of us don't have a carbine at the ready...a lot of us would be in jail right now lol.

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    2. Good one, i hope she makes a clean get-away.

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    3. Nice one. And with determination like that she will build a better life for herself. Elsewhere.

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    4. Nicely done Lee, I could feel the suspense building until she slipped out the door, she is now free.

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    5. Another great story Lee. I agree with her that peace of mind and freedom are worth more than money, no matter how much that money is. Millions of dollars can't replace freedom and peace of mind.

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    1. This is a really lovely story and, once again, a whole 'nother direction with the words. Y'all hop on over and read it.

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    2. I really loved it and the compassion she had for him.

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  4. How people can make a story out of is amazing.

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    1. It's interesting, isn't it? They know they have the option of just being inspired by the words but, to a man/woman, they all insist on using the actual words. Even me.

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  5. Everyone pop over to 'fools rush in' you can find it in my sidebar and read this lovely take on the words.

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    1. Thanks for the advertising. I am just now getting the time to catch up on all the stories. Wrote mine very fast.

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  6. Letting the Words Escape and I'm rushing out the door so the finish will have to wait until next week...

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    1. Sorry! The husband was rushing me, and I barely got it finished before we had to run. But it opens the door for next week's words...

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  7. Hello Everyone here is my offering for this week Words for Wednesday – The little pool that couldn’t please drop by and let me know what you think.

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    1. It's a good one Jimmy. Non fiction folks. Pop over and read.

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  8. Hi Delores,

    I'm sure there's a lot of creativity in the responses. And once my eyeball gets back to normal, who knows, I might just eventually give this a try. Still, I did share this post. At least I think I shared this post.

    Gary :)

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  9. Again, everyone has had fun with this week's words. Imaginations (and facts) have run wild. We've all enjoyed the exercise throughout the month, I'm sure...thanks, Delores. :)

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  10. The stories here from E.C., Lee and Jimmy are so good. I'm on my way to read the offering from Delores. Hope I can find any others I might have missed. River should have her story up by now.

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  11. Amazing stuff and to think it wrote itself! :)

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