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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Words For Wednesday

Words for Wednesday is a weekly writing prompt.  A group of us have taken it month about to provide these prompts which can be words, phrases, photos, music...just about anything. Anyone can join in.  Leave your writings in comments here or on your own blog but please let us know so we can come and read.   For those of you who are in withdrawal and are missing the lists of words that are usually provided here is the traditional word prompt for this week.

blasted, withered, derelict, broken, chained, and ground
and/or
fresh, growing, alive, active, hope, and dreams.

PLEASE be advised that the words do not need to be used as written here...the words do not all need to be used...in fact, none of the words need to be used.  Just let the words speak to you, provide a picture for you, lead you.  Then, just write.

Have fun with this.


25 comments:

  1. Thank you for appeasing my withdrawal symptoms ;) I'll write later.

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    1. Just as I was about to hit publish, I ran a spell check. Half of the story was solidly red. I had written some of the sentences in Danish, some in English. After translating, I now present Unicorn Farm chapter 26 ;)

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    2. ... but I must admit, I used NONE of your words. Here's a follow up, using only the first, negative half of the prompts. I hope a positive half will follow.
      PS: I love to read all the different stories form those prompts. Thanks for hosting.

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    3. Here's the positive half as well (now with a small addition and without all the typos and spelling errors - sorry).

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  2. Love your incongruous sets of words today. (I think I used that word correctly.)

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  3. A bit of a challenge with the words to continue on with last week's story but I think I managed!!

    http://wisewebwoman.blogspot.com/2019/03/words-for-wednesday-continuation-32019.html

    XO
    WWW

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  4. Here is my story:

    The withered old man stood outside the derelict property. It was set to be demolished, blasted away next week with dynamite,
    smashed into pieces. There was no sense being chained to the past, it was time to move on, to see things from a fresh perspective.

    Violets growing through the cracks of the crumbling asphalt driveway perhaps symbolized hope for the future.
    A new home was slated to be built on the same ground. The dreams of a young couple would come to fruition. The property would come alive once again with an active young family living there.

    As he walked away, the old man accepted the circle of life, but he would cherish his memories of the old property.

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    1. Lovely, Christine...heartfelt emotion.

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    2. Awww! Let's hope new memories continue the legacy.

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    3. A bittersweet story well told.

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    4. what a sweet story, christine, you used the prompts perfectly.

      have a lovely day.

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  5. The HOPE that the DERELICT building with its BROKEN windows would be saved and placed on the heritage list WITHERED abruptly when the ancient property was BLASTED to the GROUND by the demolition crew.

    Almost immediately thereafter, FRESH DREAMS became ALIVE. They began GROWING day by day after re-building got under way.

    For safety reasons, Charley, the inquisitive neighbourhood dog was CHAINED up in his own yard each day. Charley was an ACTIVE little fellow, who loved to poke his nose in where it wasn’t wanted or needed.

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    1. Nice story, love the sound of Charley!

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    2. Maybe Charley can go investigate on the end of a leash once the building is done.

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    3. Sound like a good place for interesting odds and ends
      Coffee is on

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    5. We all know a Charley, don't we? Good story.
      (Deleted and re-posted. Misspelling of names is the unforgiveable crime of writing).

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    6. I like charley, I think he could be part of these new dreams.

      have a lovely day.

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  6. Like always I post mind on my blog...https://peppylady.blogspot.com/2019/03/wednesday-meme-number-thirty-one.html

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  7. Two lists of opposites. I'll see what I can do. If my story isn't up by Friday it will be by Saturday. I'm a little busy with an elderly neighbour having heart problems. She is seeing a cardiologist today.

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  8. Love the stories written here today.

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  9. I'm very late this time but here's my post april gale 9

    I really liked 'blasted' and wanted to use that so that's one inspired word for me.

    have a lovely day.

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  10. Hello All. I'm Frances D and this is my first Words for Wednesday post. As you'll read in my post - creative writing doesn't come easy to me. I'm looking forward to all the inspiration your posts will provide me. Waving at you all from Cape Cod.
    https://www.francesdemartino.com/2019/03/words-for-wednesday-week-of-march-20th-2019.html

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