Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Words for Wednesday

Words for Wednesday

Delores from ‘The Feathered Nest’ offers six words as a writing prompt – recalcitrant, fangs, dithering, glassy, rodeo, wet. Why not visit her and see what other writing has been prompted?


It was summer and the season of school fayres and community fêtes with every group hoping to raise funds. In a bid to appeal to a wider audience the local church had decided to rename their Flower Festival the Floral Rodeo. People came out of curiosity, hoping for prancing stallions in the aisles but found instead dithering officials apologising for any disappointment they had caused. Recalcitrant children, dragged along by their parents, bared their fangs in a semblance of good humour as a rather wet young curate tried to engage them in conversation. Glassy-eyed visitors, anxious to escape his enthusiastic exhortations to join the congregation, gladly donated substantial amounts of loose change to the church restoration fund and gratefully made their exit to the cool air of an English summer.

10 comments:

  1. I love it, and can picture it so very clearly. And reading your much more imaginative take I realised I had left rodeo out. Oops. I did say my brain had gone out to lunch.

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  2. I think I might have paid to get away from that too...great use of the words.

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  3. Fun to find your blog again! This is really a clever one for the day! I love it! Hope all is going well for you! Thank you, as always, for visiting my blog!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  4. Ha, this does sound like a rather dull affair....one which one would happily exit hurriedly. Smiles.

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  5. LOL I remember a similar fiasco when I was a kid - it was a pathetic affair billed as a festival. Even the petting zoo was dull - 2 elderly donkeys, a sleeping llama, a goat and a pig. I cried miserably because it was hot, smelly, and there were no pony rides.

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  6. You really do these things well; do they just come out on the spur of the moment?

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  7. Hmmm. What would a floral rodeo look like. That could employ the imagination!

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  8. I like this. "dithering officials" - are there any other kind?

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  9. Ingenious use of the given vocab.!

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