Friday, January 11, 2019

The Return of the Rabbit...Jan 2019 UYW

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Ted rolled over on his pillow, gave a long stretch and sat up. Reaching for his glass of water, that was ALWAYS beside the bed, he missed. Startled he opened his eyes and looked at the bedside table. No glass. Hmm had he forgotten? No, he distinctly remembered sitting it here. Looking on the floor he was thankful it wasn't there, Sue would not be kind if he had spilled water on her new floor. However, it is hard wood but he knew she'd flip out on him.

Getting up, he trudged to the shower, turned on the water and stepped in. AAAHHHH!! What the HELL?!?!?! Jumping out and snatching back the curtain he looked down, a wet ball of fur!! Ted went to reach for it, BUT IT MOVED! Forgetting his manhood, he screamed and ran into the bedroom.

Sue sat up just as he came streaking in. "WHAT are you doing?!" she demanded. "There, there's something wet and hairy in the shower!" Ted stammered. Sue rolled her eyes and said, "really? Is it Jasper? You know he loves to sleep in there for whatever stupid reason."
Ted looked at her, the arrows were shooting out of her eyes, he knew that look. But still, he went on. "NO, it's no Jasper!"

Sue got up, walked into the bathroom and screamed "YOU, you dirty rotten little son of a ...her voice trailed off and the loud sound of smashing could be heard over the entire house. No way was Ted going in there. No stinking freaking way!

Just then, that damn rabbit came bouncing into the room, I swear it smiled at me Ted thought, it jumped (still wet mind you) onto the bed and straight out the window, which was now broken because it was NOT open!

Sue flew out of the bathroom and down the stairs, Ted grabbed his robe and ran after her. He found her in the kitchen. Erring on the side of great risk, he asked "ummm it's this a strange time to be cooking?"
Again the arrows flew from her eyes straight to his heart. He sighed, he knew better by now.
Sue looked at him and said with venom in her voice, "I've had it with that damn rabbit and once and for all I'm taking care of him. We are in the city and they refuse to help, the HOA is worthless as are you Ted. SO...I'm going to poison him. Bake him a nice carrot cake with "special" spices in it. Like rat poison and arsenic. I hope his eyeballs pop out of his freaking skull."

Ted stepped back, geez, she included him in the worthless category and was standing here fixing to poison a poor animal. He gave serious thought to this. What if she wanted to be rid of him? He did have a huge life insurance policy. Would Sue "off him"??? He slowly turned and went back upstairs.

Standing at the now broken window he looked outside. There was the rabbit, sitting on the trampoline like he was waiting for something. Oh you're going to get something all right...the thought trailed off. Hmmm what if...what if I catch the rabbit and haul him off to the country? Can I do it? Would she be impressed? Why did he care?

Your words are: 
water ~ arrow ~ kind ~ spices ~ pillow ~ stretch
It was submitted by: (thank you Jenniy)

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado             
Wandering Web Designer      
Southern Belle Charm           
The Bergham Chronicles                             
On the Border                         
Part-time Working Hockey Mom


  1. Ooh, I hope Ted does catch and release him. I know that rabbit's caused its share of harm, but I still hope Ted ends up being a hero.

  2. Oh my! I missed a lot while I was gone! I hope Ted can save the rabbit and Sue has no plans to make Ted eat some of that carrot cake!


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