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January 23, 2019

Words for Wednesday — Jan 23

This month, I am hosting Words for Wednesday. Words for Wednesday is started by Delores and now is hosted by various people on various blogs. The aim is to encourage you to write - a poem, a story, a song or whatever comes to you - using some or all of the prompts.

This week's prompts are:
1. birthday
2. dream
3. cake
4. sugar
5. wishes
6. grant

And/or
1. joyride
2. promise
3. wishing well
4. ghost
5. flowers
6. love

You may write your piece in the comments or post it on your blog. If posting on your blog, please leave a direct link to the post so we can all visit you.

36 comments:

  1. Great prompts. Only I can't for the love of me see how they connect to my story. Time will show what happens, and I already look forward to reading what everybody will write.

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  2. Well this promises to be interesting...I shall apply myself.

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    1. Okay...here we go..
      "Michael, a joy ride in a stolen car (no matter how nice) is NOT what I wa s dreaming of for my 21st birthday. You promised me a grand celebration with a sugary cake, candles, and well wishers galore. Mind you, this IS exciting but I don't see a ghost of a chance for the birthday bash you promised me"
      Michael grinned as he pulled the flashy new Mustang convertible into a field of flowers. "Here we are love" he announced.
      Through her tears of joy Anita saw a huge catering tent and all her friends and family waiting for her.
      "By the way sweetie, this isn't a stolen vehicle...it's your birthday present."

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    2. Oh, good use of the prompts. I love happy endings.

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    3. I love this. I was expecting the worst and very, very glad to be wrong.

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    4. Oh brilliant, really enjoyed the joy ride and yes to happy endings.

      XO
      WWW

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    5. What fun! He's very good at surprises.

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    6. a party & a car - that sounds expensive. what a sweet story.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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    7. Nice surprise twist at the end, great story :)

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    8. Love this uplifting magical story!

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  3. A wayward MotherOwl has not used any of the prompts for her writings this time. I hope to amend my ways later.

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  4. Amy dropped a coin into the wishing well, threw a pinch of salt over her left shoulder, turned slowly seven times and hoped. As she completed the seventh revolution a voice behind her said:
    I am your fairy godmother, your mother's ghost, or possibly a demon from hell. Your choices will decide who you have called from the watery depths. Whoever I am/will be I promise to grant you three birthday wishes.
    Amy didn't hesitate. She had been thinking/dreaming of this moment for years. Two wishes are enough she said firmly.
    I would like to take a joyride into the future. A ride to the last birthday I will ever have. Is he still with me? Does he still call me sugar and shower me in flowers, cake and love?
    If that last birthday is to be spent on my own please grant my second wish. I wish not to remember, and to march into my future still filled with hope.
    Amy's fairy godmother smiled and said. Wishes granted. Your trip starts NOW.

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    1. Lovely. Oh if such things were possible!

      XO
      WWW

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    2. Hmm, that's pretty smart thinking!

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    3. not sure I would go to my last birthday, it seems it might be a bit depressing. great use of the prompts.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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    4. I used to wish I could take a little trip into the future, now I'm not so sure I want to now what is ahead. I'm glad Amy got to go though, it means he is still with her through thick and thin.

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    5. That was one good - and short story.

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    6. Great story, thoughtful wishes.

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  5. Here is the link to my story using all of the words. This is a continuation of the previous story, by popular request :) https://wisewebwoman.blogspot.com/2019/01/words-for-wednesday_23.html

    XO
    WWW

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  6. A very "sweet" selection this week, which puts me in mind of little girls birthday parties. I'll have a story on my blog on Friday 25th

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  7. Here is my story everyone:

    She awoke early as usual on the morning of her birthday. Watching the news the night before was always tough to take, people were always in so much trouble, with crime, with shootings, with mental health issues. She had a dream that everyone would have a home to provide shelter, with good food to eat and loving family nearby. Surely it could solve these terrible problems on the news. Later that evening as she blew out the candles on the pretty naked layer cake with buttercream icing she made a wish that her dream could come true, knowing it could never be granted. The cake was delicious, the sugar was a welcome distraction.

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    1. this is perfect. it's strange but it sort of reminds me of some of my mornings & I did sort of make such wish at one time. I think I need some sugar to distract me now...

      thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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    2. That's how I feel too. I wonder if birthdays get harder as you get older? Well worded, only one question from me: A naked layer cake with buttercream icing? That sounds rather contradictory in my ears, please lengthen a poor foreigner.

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    3. Lengthen bugger should be enlighten ;) Won't delete no more now.

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    4. I love this. And OFTEN need sugar as a distraction.

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    5. Uglemor if you click this link you can see a naked layer cake. https://www.pamperedchef.ca/recipe/Desserts/Naked+Layer+Cake/1142948

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    6. Thank you, my search results were very confusing. This is te kind of cake served for evey birthday in Denmark ;)

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  8. After I got the second half of that rainy day out of my system, where it must have acted as some kind of stopper, I looked at the prompts with fresh eyes and wrote a story using the prompts after all. Sorry for deleting my previous answer - it contained too many typos of that kind, you only see after hitting enter.

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    1. no matter how many times we check, there is always a mistake we missed, so it's okay to delete and correct even a few times.

      have a lovely day.

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  9. Finally, after sleepless nights, nightmares, and long exhausted days.... mine is finished here: the birthday wish

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