Tuesday, April 18, 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 Three Wednesday Words:-

Sceptical      (or “Skeptical” if you’re in North America)




PS.....Does anyone know who is hosting "Words for Wednesday" during the month of May?    I have no idea....


  1. I'll kick-start it off again for this week....

    "Always the REBELLIOUS one, Sam believed it LUDICROUS to BEGRUDGE the children the fun of DISCOVERY; the thrill of adventure. In Sam’s opinion, to be able to freely participate in new, exciting projects; to have as many interesting, challenging experiences as possible was character-building.

    Life was about taking chances; stimulating one’s senses; testing one’s abilities. Having the fortitude to face one’s fears head-on had been Sam’s PHILOSOPHY from as far back as she could remember.

    It all began in the early days of her childhood.

    Intrigued, hour upon happy hour; year after year, Sam had sat spellbound listening to the gripping tales told by her beloved grandfather. Electrifying tales all of which aroused her enthusiasm; fired her imagination and provoked her curiosity.

    The next ACTIVITY Sam had planned for the children was by no means FOOLHARDY, nor was it ill-considered. Her project was FLAWLESS. As always, before venturing forth, she ensured safety was the key factor. First and foremost it was top priority.

    Sam’s ADVANTAGE was she’d spent myriad hours enthralled by the stories related in descriptive detail by her adventurous grandfather. No matter how many times she’d heard his stories, Sam had never tired of them.

    The lessons he’d taught were invaluable. She’d been a willing, level-headed student.

    To Sam, her grandfather was the “Indiana Jones” of his day...and like “Indiana” he lived, unscathed, to tell the tales.

    There was no need for her best friend Vonnie to be SCEPTICAL. It was time for Von to ACKNOWLEDGE Sam would never put the children or herself at risk.

    Looking at the CANOPY of glittering stars overhead, Sam smiled as she mouthed a silent ‘thank you’ to her grandfather. It was her belief he was always looking down upon her, guiding the way."

    1. There had better be a part two to this...I need to know what they were up to.

    2. Hey Delores! I have no idea what they were up to! They wouldn't tell me! lol

      Thanks for coming by. :)

    3. Love it. And like Delores I am wondering...

    4. Thanks, EC. I'm wondering, too! :)

    5. Sounds like they're out camping somewhere under the stars. Looking forward to part two...

    6. I actually cried because this sounded so much like my husband and his oldest grandsons who loved his stories and followed him into the Navy. Great job Lee!

    7. Thank you, Annie...It pleases me to learn my little story stirred good memories. :)

  2. Love it. Good job, Lee.

    1. Hi there, Sandra....thanks. :)


    You said that love was
    A ludicrous activity
    But you were always rebellious
    And sceptical about normality
    I had to acknowledge your way
    Of seeing things
    And did not begrudge
    Your uniqueness.

    Some thought your philosophy
    Was simply foolhardy
    And that you were taking advantage
    Of the flawless goodwill
    That surrounded you
    Until the discovery of your lifeless body
    Now protected from the rain
    By a police canopy
    Awaiting forensics.

    1. Well, that's certainly a bit grim, Yorkie. I do hope your poem is not directed towards me!

      Never have I said love was a ludicrous activity...nor have I ever taken advantage of anyone or their extended goodwill. Quite the opposite is true, actually! :)

      You used the words well, even if in a rather bleak manner.

      Thanks for participating. :)

    2. Ouch. That goodwill wasn't quite as widespread as was thought...

    3. I hope you noticed that I used the words in listed order. That was the extra challenge I set myself. This was one of the most cheerful poems I have ever penned so I dispute the description of it as "rather bleak" and would prefer "jolly and gay" instead.

    4. It is your right to protest, Mr. Pudding. We do, after all, live in a democratic society....for now, anyway.

      One doesn't always get what one wants, Yorkie...and perhaps this is one of those times for you! lol

      A pat on your back for using the words in the order they were given. Does that make you feel jolly and gay? :)

    5. You have to know that is right up my alley. Loved it!

  4. Words for Wednesday will be on my blog in May and in June. In May I will provide the words, and in June they will be prompts provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulcher.

    My bizarre take on this weeks words follows.

    'Professor Latham, I have to tell you that I am sceptical that you will be able to get the rebellious teenagers to settle down and write a essay which can be used as a springboard for discussion about innate prejudice. I acknowledge that your classes are well attended, and don't begrudge your success, but how do you plan to pull this one off?'
    Simple. THIS is their essay topic - and it will make up 45 per cent of their grade for the unit.
    'Sex: An activity where the pleasure is momentary, and the position(s) ludicrous.' Discuss in 2000 words
    Bless their foolhardy little hearts, they believe that sex is their discovery and their philosophy is that it can (or should) only be practised by those with flawless bodies - like their own, under a canopy of twinkling stars. Greater life experience gives me a significant advantage and will enable me to draw out and expose their ageist attitudes...

    1. Aha! This is very good, EC...nothing "bizarre" about it at all, in my opinion. Well done! :)

      Thank you for the info about where the "Words" will appear during May and June. I appreciate it. I'll make sure I'll alert everyone of their future whereabouts in my "Words for Wednesday" post next week.

    2. It's true. Young people do seem to think they are the ones who "discovered" whatever it is they are currently up to. I see lively discussions happening in that classroom soon.

    3. I remember thinking I knew it all! Good story EC:-)

  5. Another mighty challenge for me to rise to this week Lee.

    1. And there is no doubt you will step up to the challenge, face it head on, eye to eye, and give it a good whipping, River! You always come up with a good story utilising "Words for Wednesday". I'm looking forward to reading your story on Friday. :)

  6. I always enjoy reading the stories from the words you all take in turns to choose.
    I have only entered once, but it is an enjoyable theme.

    Great to read yours ... will there be a Part 2?

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

    1. Hey there, Jan. You should participate. You're most welcome to do so. It's all a bit of fun. Helps keep our grey matter in working order! That's our excuse anyway! :)

      There probably won't be a Part Two....they all fell off the cliff!! ;)

      Thanks for coming by...don't be a stranger. :)

  7. Love Yorkshire's pudding poem.

    1. Don't tell him that, Margaret! It'll go to his head!! :)

  8. I like how talented people are to write from a prompt. Fabulous!

    1. 'Tis all a bit of fun, Lux...you should join in! :)

  9. My TRUE story is posted on my blog today.

    1. I'm going over right this minute. If you hear knocking, Annie...it's me! :)