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Wordle #228… The Dance Contest

The sight of the forty three couples entering the shabby ballroom caused a stir in the air from the gathering assembled to witness the dance competition. Times being hard, the promoter could not afford an orchestra so a needle was dropped on a record and at the sound of the waltz the couples began to dip and sway as they moved about gliding around the dance floor. Many in the audience had brought their lunch with them and some might return after work to see who was still dancing. It was something to do.

Madge was paired with Ronald a man she did not really know but who had done well at a marathon in Cleveland and she liked his profile in the newspaper photo, he had style like a sex symbol from the flickers. So Madge sent him a letter inviting him to be her partner. He thought Chicago was a step up so he had agreed sight unseen. He was not unhappy when he saw Madge.

The competition lasted almost four days (ninety-one hours and twenty-seven minutes to be exact) before Madge and Ronnie as she was now calling him outlasted the other dancers. She had to pull him up from the floor as his need to sleep was sudden. Madge desperately wanted a shower and a lime rickey, but they needed to collect their prize money first.

After handing Ronald the cash, the promoter suggested they could become an indissoluble couple and do well in the walkathons. He had an even bigger one planned next month at the White City amusement park and wanted to use them in the promotion, suggesting if they could pretend to be married that would be nice. Madge said she and Ronnie would think about it as she slipped the bills from his fingers.

To be continued… My dear friend, Polly Cullen, who writes at GriffinsKeyFiction will be writing the next installment to this story. She recently found some family photos of her great aunt and I found a story in them. Here is Polly’s continuation… NEXT STEPS Neither one of us knows where this is going, come along for the ride.

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Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie… This week Yves has challenged us to write a story using these words: Records, Sudden, Lime, Indissoluble, Anodyne, Pull, Sway, Gathering, Symbol, Sound, Style, Profile (I skipped Anodyne)

Little Sally’s Science Experiment… Wordle #145

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The separation had been easy for Little Sally, as she watched the two halves of the worm wiggle under her surveillance.

“Wash your hands! I don’t want that feral grunge giving you the chills”, called out Mother. “I mean it, Sally!”

She always though Mother was full of hogwash when it came to science experiments; gurgling with glee watching the wiggling, Little Sally was blissfully unaware of upcoming consequences as she stuck a wedge of Stilton cheese into her mouth. For Mother was heading towards her to enforce the hand washing policy with the business end of a wooden spoon.

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Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie… This week Yves has challenged us to write a story using these words:

1. Separation
2. Wiggle
3. Wash
4. Surveillance
5. Grudge
6. Feral
7. Chills
8. Wedge
9. Gurgling
10. Upcoming
11. Hogwash
12. Enforce

(image of earthworm by BIOLOGY JUNCTION)

 

Little Sally’s Mishap…Wordle #144

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She was in a capricious mood while eating her Cap’n Crunch when the catastrophe occurred, making her feel lower than dirt and wanting to shrink into the woodwork. She had been banging her spoon on the bowl, and told to stop with fulgurant eyes from Mother’s rigid face she didn’t. Then, with a mighty blow causing her bowl to flip, her capacity for annoyance had reached a new level.

Mother made Little Sally wash down the table and all of the fiberglass seats before going out to play.

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Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie… This week Yves has challenged us to write a story using these words:

1. Catastrophe
2. Dirt
3. Lower
4. Shrink
5. Crunch
6. Rigid
7. Flip
8. Blow
9. Capacity
10. Fiberglass
11. Capricious
12. Fulgurant- flashing like lightning

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