Tuesday, June 12, 2018


 Words for Wednesday” is provided by a number of people, on Wednesday of every week of each month.  The word fun has become a movable feast. 

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Stir the grey matter into action.

Each week we are given a choice of prompts, which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some, or all of the prompts.
This month...the month of June, is my turn to nudge you all into action.  You don't have to play if you do not wish to do so.

Some of us put our creation in comments' section on the post, and others post on their own blog.   Some do both.
Those of us who participate would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme, which includes cheering on the other participants.
If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and all others who partake in the fun and games can come along and applaud.

As advised above, this month’s prompts will be supplied by me, Lee. 

This week’s “Words for Wednesday” are the six words listed below:



And here is my effort for using this week's words....

"Dan and Voni had faced a UPHILL battle from the beginning of their relationship.  

Many others, without the benefit of the young couple’s PATIENCE and INSIGHT, would never have made it past the starting block, let alone to this sun-filled, cloudless day.  

Dan and Voni’s inner FORTITUDE and FORBEARANCE wouldn’t allow them to give up at the first hurdle, or at the myriad barriers that followed.  Any curve balls tossed their way they tossed right back without hesitation.

During the first couple of years of their blossoming relationship continuous, debilitating UPHEAVAL surrounded them.  However, Dan and Voni refused to yield when and where lesser persons would have given up, thrown in the towel, and walked away...in opposite directions.

In those early years, Dan and Voni experienced enough of Life’s LESSONS to last them a lifetime – maybe two lifetimes.

Their inexhaustible love, respect for, and unbreakable faith in each other helped conquer all obstacles. With their strength of purpose and self-belief, they had no need to ENGAGE in any other STRATEGY.

The young couple’s ATTITUDE towards life, combined with their HUMILITY were the only weapons they needed..

Their detractors, if they had opened their eyes, disposed of their blinkers and prejudices, they, the detractors, the muckrakers, would have clearly seen that Dan and Voni would survive as a couple, unscathed - winners in the end.  

A palpable glow of happiness radiated from them as they walked, hand in hand, beneath the CANOPY of blooming violet wisteria, after having finally made their marriage vows.  

With a love so powerful, nothing and no one would ever try to come between them again." 


  1. There's a few words I haven't heard in a long while. Fortitude, forbearance, humility. I'll have to get out my thinking cap (thesaurus) and see what I can do with them.
    I like your happy ever after commitment story, I have a feeling Dan and Voni will do well.

    1. Hi there, River....you will put the words to good use, I am more than certain. :)

      I'm a sucker for a happy ending. Thanks for coming by. I'm looking for to reading your story on Friday. :)

  2. Some love stories are forged as strong as steel by the adversity faced. Good story!

    1. Hi, messymimi....It would be great if all love stories had happy endings. I'm a romantic at heart. Thanks for coming by. :)

  3. Awww they made it!
    Now their life together really begins.

    Have a busy day Lee so I'll post on the blog tomorrow.

    Ps Thanks for all your recent comments (and additions) Will see if we can get to Collinsville some time when we're up in Bowen.

    1. Hey, Cathy...I'm glad you got to read those "recent comments" I made re Collinsville etc....I was hoping you would get to see them. :)

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  4. Nice selection. Always nice to have a happy ending.

    1. That it is, Delores. I look forward to reading what you come up with. Thanks for coming by. :)

  5. 'You have the wrong attitude. You need to view this upheaval as a challenge' Ben groaned. More bloody life lessons about strategy.
    Time to channel Yoda...
    Insight they have not.
    Patience I must have.
    Small in humility they are, large in mind am I.
    Fortitude I have, Forbearance I will master.

    1. PS: Canopy left out I have. Shame I feel not.

    2. It's not a catastrophe you left out canopy
      I proclaim there's no shame nor is there blame
      It would be worse if I left out the apostrophe

    3. I love Yoda! Well done EC :)

    4. Dealing with some people calls for extra strengh guru power!

  6. A happy ending, and triumph over other's opinions are always welcome. Thank you.

    1. 'Tis true, EC. Thanks for your participation...excellent as always. :)


  7. Well done Lee - cleverly done with those words..

    1. You took a long breath there before responding, Margaret! :)

      Thanks. :)

  8. The world was in upheaval across the globe and the president knew his job would be an uphill battle. He had the insight to learn from lessons of the past in dealing with a rogue nation. He examined each method and strategy both successful and unsuccessful which has been used by previous administrations. As the months went by, many wondered at the back and forth of his rhetoric, most incredulous at the audacity of his bold statements. Now in retrospect it became abundantly clear the president had the patience and forbearance to plot a path for an opportune time to launch his plan to engage the other side. His fortitude amid constant criticism was admirable. Now the blunt rhetoric was revealed as a master plan and it was undeniable his plan had worked masterfully. As the two leaders walked under the canopy of the hotel after their meeting, he surprised the world even further by saying there would be a signing. The world held its breath knowing this could be monumental. Even after the signing many continued to criticize the fact of the summit. Though the president had been successful in this first step, he had the humility to admit the summit was just the first step toward peace with a long time enemy of the state albeit the world. Time would tell if success could be achieved. .

    1. Well done...and well said, Linda. I agree with your sentiments completely.

      I'm so sick of the cynicism, nastiness, sarcasm, negativity etc.. that abounds. The snide remarks and smirks given by almost all in our media - and others of left leanings.

      It is "HOPE" ...and there should be encouragement, not the other. Praise, instead of derision. Surely to goodness, hope for peace is what people should be cheering for...not trying to criticise all the time.

      Don't the detractors want this to work out? For peace to reign, not terror or the threat of war. Don't they want success to be the result of this meeting?

      Trump achieved something yesterday that past presidents haven't...give the bloke a break for goodness sake, I say!

      If a successful resolution does eventuate from yesterday's meeting, anyone with an ounce of commonsense and decency would know it won't happen overnight...but it is a step in the right direction....and one would hope and want the steps in that direction to continue!!

      The muckrakers can throw as much as they like at Trump...he doesn't give a damn...it's water off a duck's back. He's a bigger person than they are.

      And I say back to Robert De Niro what he said in reference to President Trump at the Tony Awards. De Niro and those who applauded and cheered him made more fools of themselves than they did of Trump...and they're too foolish to realise it)!

      I usually steer well clear of politics on my blog because we're surrounded by them all the time in real life, but history was made yesterday - and I respond to that...so I shall now step down from my soapbox. :)

      Thanks for participating, Linda...and for using the words very well expressing what is current. :)

    2. Some people are so busy putting their heads up their politics that they cannot see and hear what is really going on. Well said!

    3. Eighty years ago Neville Chamberlain Returned from Germany waving a sheet of paper and saying "Peace in our time" like saying 'Good Dog' until you can find a large Rock. which apparently worked out to the good of all.

    4. Linda Starr. Read reply under Messymimi

  9. I have posted words for this week o my blog. back soon have to get the dinner on.

    1. I'm popping into your blog now, Vest. I hope I won't be interrupting your dinner. :)

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    1. I've just grabbed my beach towel and surfboard, messymimi...and I'll be right over to see you! :)

  11. Now that's quite a collection of words!
    Thinking cap required, if I should take part …

    But well done to all those who do.

    All the best Jan

    1. Hi Jan...I hope you do take part...it's all just a bit of fun. :)

    2. Lee. It would seem that I am very familiar with most aspects of your story. Well done.

    3. And you had a love that endured, Vest....an ever-lasting love. :)

      Thanks for coming by...and for your participation in the fun every Wednesday. :)

  12. Hello Lee
    Forgot to tell you I posted my contribution this morning (Thursday)
    It can be found

    1. Thanks, Cathy...I'll pop on over. :)

  13. I am more than a day late, and several dollars short with my contributions so I've done a bit of catching up here at missed the memo

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