Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Words for Wednesday 5/29/19

Elephant's Child is hosting May's Words for Wednesday. Please drop in on her and see what's on offer from the participants and maybe join in yourself if you are so inclined. It's a lot of fun.

My story is a continuation of Erla and her feline buddies Merlin and Trilby.

See Part 1 here
See Part 2 here




Here are this week's prompts.

Solicitude*
Rampant*
Toes*
Form*
Knocking*
Pin cushion*

And / or

Reel*
Grappled*
Perfume*
Courtroom*
Squad*
General*


Once Erla had finished reading the chapter and Merlin and Trilby and herself debated who the murderer could possibly be, they were all startled to hear a knocking on the front door. They looked at each other in consternation. No one ever came by here in the years Erla had been coming. Trilby had been grappling with his needlepoint - a lion, rampant, in heraldic form - and now he pushed the fabric and the perfumed pin cushion - another affectation - aside.

Erla rose on her tippy toes and tried to peer sideways through the parlour window at the porch, the human form she could barely see was large, male and impatient. The cats rubbed against her legs in solicitude. Oh dear, the knocking was getting louder and now, oh no, the person was shouting through the letterbox.

She ran to the door and opened it wide.

"Daddy!" she said, reeling slightly in surprise. Daddy walked in, looking around suspiciously.

"You had me scared half to death," he said, putting his arms around her,"Your mother hadn't a clue where you were, and then I remembered you staring out the car window at this house as we drove by every weekend."

"But this is not the weekend, why are you here?" asked Erla, confused.

"Well, generally I'm not here during the week," and her father absentmindedly started petting the cats,"but I had to go to court today, Erla".

"Were you in trouble?" Erla's voice trembled.

"Oh no, no,"Daddy said slowly, "I was in the courtroom to get custody of you."

Erla's mouth dropped open and tears filled her eyes.

"Temporarily," said Daddy quickly, "Mama is very sick, Erla. She needs to get well."

"But I don't want to leave Mama and Trilby and Merlin," Erla wailed, "They all need me Daddy! The cats are my little power squad, my friends!"

"As I drove over here, panicking a little I must say, my little pet," and here Daddy hugged her tightly yet again, "I had the most brilliant idea!"

13 comments:

  1. To be continued........
    Great use of the words WWW! Here's hoping Erla keeps in contact with her feline friends - and her mum gets well soon
    It's early morning here - lots to do so mine'll be on the blog tomorrow morning

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    1. Thank you Cathy, I'll be right over to see yours!

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  2. I do hope (fervently) that she isn't separated from Trilby and Merlin.
    And am loving this tale. I am always super impressed at those of you who can continue a story.

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    1. Thank you EC, I am having fun with it. I never know one week to the next what's happening as the prompts drive it.

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  3. oh no! I hope Mama gets well quickly and Erla is able to stay with the cats. Perhaps her Dad will take all three of them for a while. Looking forward to the next chapter.

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    1. Thank you River, I have no idea what's going to happen next!

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  4. That was an awkward collection of words to knit together, WWW - but you did it, and have kept us intrigued to discover what will be Daddy's brilliant idea! :)

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    1. Thank you T, yes the needle pointing Trilby was a bit of a stretch even for me, but I chuckled at the thought of it with his lion emblem.

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  5. I like very much the way you seamlessly use all the words in your continuing story. It is so well done. I hope that Daddy's idea is also brilliant in Erla's eyes.

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    1. Thank you Uglemore, I look forward to reading yours!

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  6. Oh dear! Troubles ahead, but I wonder what the brilliant idea can be?

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