Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Words for Wednesday

Please visit Lissa at Memory of Rain
who is hosting Words for Wednesday for the month of January. You may even want to try this creative exercise for yourself!

The words for this week are listed below:

This week's prompts are:
1. birthday*
2. dream*
3. cake*
4. sugar*
5. wishes*
6. grant*

And/or
1. joyride*
2. promise*
3. wishing well*
4. ghost*
5. flowers*
6. love*

I (and many of you!) didn't want to leave last week's story as we felt it was just beginning, so here goes. Part 2.
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The train finally clanged its way into Huston Station and she gathered up her belongings. The rain had reached across the length and breadth of Ireland as it was pounding off the platform here too. She was surprised to see Kate, her roommate, standing on the platform holding a small wishing well, holding her favourite flowers. Oh, Ashok sent me, Kate said brightly as she took Molly's wheelie and handed her the flowers, he sends you the flowers with love and oh yes, happy birthday wishes for tomorrow and he gave me money to get you a sugary cake at Bewley's, so thoughtful, isn't he?

But where is he? asked Molly, feeling suspended in some kind of dream state.

There was some kind of grant available to him to continue his medical studies back home in Namibia, he had to leave in a hurry so he left yesterday. He said he tried to get hold of you but your mobile was off or something, Kate chattered on. That was Kate, always so airy-fairy.

Disbelief flooded her. This couldn't be happening. She took a deep shaking breath as they hailed a taxi.

Did he tell you I was pregnant? asked Molly, did he mention the promises he made about taking me to Namibia? Has this just been a joyride for him? I'm now left with his ghost?

Kate gaped at her, mouth open. What? What are you saying?

18 comments:

  1. Great continuation of the story - and how I wish I could smash a sugary cake (or something else) into Ashok's face. Ashok is a coward. Not unexpected, but not welcome either.

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    1. I'm dying to see where all this is going with the next Words for Wednesday!

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  2. Call me very old fashioned, this is exactly why i am old fashioned about such things. Poor girl, and he's awful as so many of them are.

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    1. Maybe she was careless? Maybe one of them lied? Who's to tell at this stage?

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  3. I'm with kate here, a little shock - what? what's going on? I want answers too.

    good use of the prompts. have a lovely day.

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    1. You too Lissa. I'm looking forward to what you're going to do to me next week!

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  4. Oooh! An excellent continuation with these words and now of course we need chapter three. does Ashok contact her again or is he the cad he seems to be?

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    1. Time will tell for sure - and next week's prompts will sort it out a bit I hope.

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  5. Oh, my, what a cad he was to do this to her.

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  6. Now you've done it, WWW! We're insatiable! More....more! We have to see him get his (karma an' all that!) :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next, T!

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