Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.  

You can use just one of the set of words; or you can use both sets of the words in your creation.  The choice is yours...

If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words are supplied by me....

This week's words are:-

Week Two Wednesday Words:-




Have fun!


  1. I hope he doesn't turn out to be a cad.....

    1. Hahahaha! Have faith, Delores! No...he's no cad...I thought I made that clear! lol

    2. Here's my tale for this week... (I deleted and re-posted my story...I found a minor typo in the original...but an annoying typo it was...as they all are)!

      "Exuding self-assurance it was obvious to everyone who crossed his path he was comfortable in his own skin. His every movement and word displayed a natural, uncompromising air of confidence. Surprisingly, there was an aura of modesty, not haughtiness or arrogance about his demeanour; an almost tangible sense of warmth and sensitivity.

      Standing tall, straightening his tie, he turned and smiled at her.

      His BLATANT charm, along with his many other alluring attributes, was impossible to ignore.

      Lowering her head, she was aware her face expressed the GAMUT of emotions flooding her being. Her hands trembled slightly. Her TIMOROUS heart pounded in her chest.

      Certain those milling around in the hotel foyer could hear it, she wanted to RETREAT from their overly-inquisitive glances. She wanted to disappear into the shadows, to the safety of her normally LONE self.

      His poise, his fearless bearing along with his striking looks never failed to draw the attention and admiration of those in his presence, men and women alike.

      Over and over she asked herself if she was prepared to COMPROMISE the values instilled throughout her strict upbringing. Her mind was in turmoil as the questions whirled through her mind.

      There was no denying her heart ruled her head; but on the other hand, her head ruled her heart. Denying her doubts the power to control, she knew this was where she wanted to be, more than anywhere else in the world.

      Finally, she understood the time had arrived to face the CHALLENGE; to face reality. No more hesitation; no more uncertainty or fear. The decision was hers, and hers alone to be there, standing beside him.

      Shy by nature, for far too long she’d allowed herself to be a shrinking violet; but she was going to change...today!

      No longer was life and its pleasures going to pass her by. No more was she going to make excuses. Those days had passed. She loved him. His feelings were reciprocated of that she was certain. His patience at her hesitation had shown he was sincere and trustworthy.

      From the moment they entered the grounds of the deluxe hotel with its SCENIC view of the valley and waterways below an EMBARRASSING, uncontrollable flush enveloped her.

      Turning away so he wouldn’t notice, she knew her face had turned bright red.

      Blushing was a COMMON problem she’d suffered from when she was a child. She had hoped by the time she’d reached her twenties the humiliating affliction would become OBSOLETE; outdated, gone with the wind; passé along with her teenage years, but, no...it remained to torment.

      Stepping out onto the balcony from their room, the gentle CARESS of the cool mountain breeze settled her nerves. She felt his warm breath upon her neck as he whispered her name. Willingly, she succumbed to his embrace.

      Her decision had been made...it was the right one."

    3. As I said in my last comment, this is lovely. I wish it were that easy to take a whole new approach to life.

    4. Ahh....sorry, EC. I didn't realise I'd wiped-out your previous response with my revising my post. :)

    5. Great job, Lee! Way to work the words.

    6. Thank you, Sandra. :)

    7. This was a very realistic story and one with the ending I hoped for. You did a great job writing once again.

  2. Great selection of words...my brain is spinning.

    1. I'm sure you'll come up with a good tale, Delores...you've not failed as yet to do so! I look forward to your spinning of a good yarn! :)

  3. I'm going to need my thesaurus again this week Lee.
    Your story is very full of emotions this week, it could be a Mills&Boon romance, you'll have to expand it and get published. You could be the next Barbara Cartland :)

    1. Hahahahaha! Whoohoo! Riches lay ahead, River! Wouldn't that be something???

      Oh! Dear! Dreams are fun...if only one's wishes upon them came true! :)

      I look forward to your story on Friday, River. As always, it will be a good one! :)

  4. Sarah was quiet. Reserved. She epitomized the blatant stereotype of a spinster English teacher. You know the one: a plain, mousey woman (probably wearing heavy glasses) who had never known a caress from anyone other than her cat; a woman whose emotions ran the whole gamut of emotions from repressed to prudish; someone known for her love for obsolete grammar rules (and refusal to compromise).

    Widely held common knowledge suggested that timorous Sarah would much rather retreat into the shadows than face a challenge. Any challenge.

    Sarah liked it that way. She would find it very, very embarrassing if her alter ego on the roller derby circuit came out. Just one town and twenty minutes away 'Lone Wolf the Booky Badass Queen dominated the season. She was loud, she was raucous, she was vulgar. The red, blue and purple bruises she wore with pride overshadowed the most scenic sunset and, as she said, 'These are nothing. Victory badges. You should see the other @$##@%$ bleeders.'

    1. This is great, EC. I hope Sarah aka Lone Wolf the Booky Badass Queen sets everyone back on their heels and look upon her in a different light....when she is ready!

      Good job! :)

    2. Woo Hoo! Love it, EC:) Great wordsmithing.

    3. Oh my goodness, we both had a bad girl in our stories. Yours is excellent. Loved it!

  5. EC, I love it!! Bookish and Badass in one package. I wonder if the alter ego will ever come forward in class and stir up the students?

  6. A fun challenge. I hope to read more about these words soon. :)

    1. Why don't you join in, Lux...it's all a bit of fun. :)

  7. My story is posted today. These words were very challenging and I too had to go to the thesaurus to know all of them. Thank you Lee:-)

    1. I'll hop on over to your blog now, Annie...thanks for participating. :)