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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Using Wednesday's Words

This weeks prompt can be found on Kitchen Connection and was provided by Lee.  You can find her in my side bar.  Wander over and read her take on the words.  Join in with us.  Write prose or poetry using some or all of the words or, just use the words to inspire an idea of your own and run with it.  There are no rules…just fun.

This weeks words are:  gaunt, lone, timorous, challenge, obsolete, common, blatant, scenic, retreat, caress, compromise and embarrassing.

Here we go:

Kaleana gave her children one last caress before she left them in the rocky den they called home.  It was a ‘compromise’ situation.  They were, to her mind, weak and defenceless creatures but they had to eat and she had to search for food.
Perched on a boulder overlooking the scenic valley below Kaleana searched   the terrain for a potential target.  It was embarrassing, she thought, how gaunt she had become and how timorous she felt about leaving her children alone even for a short time.  It was a challenge to focus on the hunt.
Common sense dictated she search for easy prey, something fast and simple she decided.  A lone wolf, she had only her own resources to bag her dinner.

She tossed her head back giving her an appearance of blatant superiority and, eschewing the practically obsolete shopping carts at the entrance to the mini mart, grabbed one of the new eco- friendly hand baskets.  She would shop and then go home to her den where three surly teenagers awaited her.  Once they had been fed she could safely retreat to her rock garden and, hopefully, her sanity.

11 comments:

  1. Poor Kaleana. The rock garden sounds MUCH the better option. I hope the surly teenagers are suitably sated.

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    1. Teenagers can be nasty little critters at times.

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  2. Ha! Again, well done, Delores. I love your story. :)

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    1. Thanks Lee...the minute I saw 'lone' I new I had to work a wolf in there somewhere.

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  3. Well done. At first I thought she was a cave era mother hunting for prey to feed her cave-children, then she goes into the mini mart...had me fooled, you did.

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  4. Hungry teenagers can become ferocious. They must be fed, and fed often.

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    1. They need to be taught a few life lessons so they can bring down their own prey.

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  5. Snickering away to myself, here! You have a talent for these endings, Delores!

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  6. Just love how you ended this ...

    All the best Jan

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  7. It would appear I have done it again..misread one of the words. Honestly my eyesight is getting so bad and no matter how big I make the print I still have trouble.

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