Friday, April 12, 2019

A Bad Day For Memories - April UYW

Welcome and thanks for stopping by 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. 

There's a tale of a rabbit that has been wreaking havoc, if you're interested here's the last installment.
Sue sprawled out on the floor cold as a cucumber. Ted was in a state of shock and just stood there for a moment, then he called 911.
"Hello, this is 911 what is the emergency?"
Ted stammered, "uh um, well I heard my wife scream and something crashed. I came in and found her on the floor"
"Sir, is she conscious?"
"uh umm...I don't know." Sue moaned and reached up to touch her head.
"Never mind she's getting up I think." Ted hung up.
Bob said, "Ted don't you think she might need to see a doctor?"
Sue sat up, rubbed her head and turned her red glaring eyes on Ted. "DOCTOR?A! WHY because some stupid rabbit tripped me?! I swear if it is the last thing I do I'm going to kill that..." her voice trailed off. Mary had come over and was rubbing her hair, what does this crazy old woman think she is doing??? Mary smiled, "there there sweet girl, it will be all right you'll see." She had a distant look in her eyes.
Bob walked over and gently took Mary by the arm, he nodded to Ted. "We'll be seeing ya buddy, guess we should mosey on home."
As the screen door slammed shut, Sue sat up."Don't stand there like a buffoon, help me up!".
Helping her up, he did not think and spoke, "Sue what exactly happened?".
She snatched her arm from him, looked down at the broken bowl and floor. "What do think? I was making you a delicious cake for dessert. YOU fool, that damned rabbit is what happened. I was going to make more of my...well his food and he was by the counter, tripped me and I dropped it. Must have hit my head."
"Sue do you really think you can dupe the rabbit? I think he is the master of trickery here."
"Are you implying that the rabbit is SMARTER than I AM Ted?".
Oh crap, now he had done it. Poked the witch with her own broom. He watched as she stormed out of the room.

Later that evening he was listening to music with his headphones on and thinking about his neighbors. He wondered if Mary had dementia. It was such a sad disease. He sighed, he remembered his mother telling him that very diagnosis for his grandfather. The man he loved dearly and missed everyday, and whom Bob reminded him of. Looking up a book caught his attention on the shelf, he was not familiar with the font or color of the binder. Getting up and walking across the room, reaching for the book and about to pick it up when Sue burst into the room. "T E D! THAT IS IT!!!"

Your words are:
screen ~ delicious ~ dupe ~ font ~ headphones
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Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado             
Wandering Web Designer    
Cognitive Script                 
The Bergham Chronicles     
On the Border                        
Follow Me Home              
The Crazy Mama Llama       
Southern Belle Charm         
Bookworm in the Kitchen        
Stacy Sews and Schools                     


  1. Uh Oh he's done it now! I don't know who I feel the most sorry for the rabbit or Ted!

  2. Oh no Ted. Sounds like you’re in trouble

  3. Forget the rabbit, I think Sue is going to be the death of poor Ted.

  4. Poor Ted! I so enjoy seeing how people use our words :) My favorite line was, "Poked the witch with her own broom." Loved it.

  5. Listen.... Way to leave me hanging.
    Excellent use of your words. Poor Ted!!

  6. Not sure who's going to die first. the rabbit at the hands of Sue. Or Sue at the hands of Ted. I know who I'd cheer for . . .


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