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.
promised ~ lore ~ craven ~ forge ~ fiddle ~ throne
It was submitted by: Jenniy from Climaxed The Blog
Thank you, Sarah!
This is a story that I started 19 long months ago and have added to it once a month. If you’d like to catch up here are the rest of the installments. I really hope you enjoy it.
Links To Parts 1-18:
The wedding had been beautiful thanks to Emmy and they had all danced into the night. Several of the men had played their fiddle(s), while others used a harmonica, but it was just what they needed. This night would go down in the community lore. They had created matching throne(s) out of willow branches and wildflowers and they had promised to love each other for eternity.
The day after the wedding things went back to normal. They had a destination to get to and they were all excited to get started on their own homesteads. They had already created a list of cabins that would need to be built first, but they were going to get together and build one after another. They had learned from their many weeks on the trail that working together was the best way to achieve success.
They had decided to stick together after they arrived and create their own small community. They had a teacher, a doctor, and a preacher, but they would need to build a general store and get it stocked. They would need lots of building supplies, they would also need to get the fields ready for spring planting. The list of things that they must do was growing every single day.
They would arrive at their destination in two weeks’ time and they were all ready to hit the ground running. The bonds that they had been able to forge would last the rest of their lifetimes. They had been through so much together and they had become friends and family over the many long months of travel.
As they were preparing to head out Matthew and Joe were giving everything one last look to make sure that everything was where it needed be. They walked around the back of the last wagon and ran right into little Jacob who was crying. “Whoa, what’s up little fellow”? Matthew asked the little guy, wiping his nose with his handkerchief.
Timmy called me a “craven”. He said with an indignant kick at the ground. He looked up into Matthew’s eyes, “what does a “craven” mean”? “Well, it means you don’t have courage, but you and I both know that’s not true. Why when I got hurt Joe here said you ran the fastest to get help. That takes courage or what about when you pulled that big fish in? That takes courage.”
Straightening a little taller Jacob said, “that’s right! I’m not a craven. I’m brave! Thanks!” he said as he ran off to confront Timmy about his name-calling.
“How do you know how to do that”? Joe said shaking his head.
“What?” asked Matthew.
“Know exactly what to say at the exact right time,”
“Don’t be daft! He’s just a little kid it’s not math!” Matthew laughed at his friend.
“Seriously, it’s like you were made to have kids,” Joe said.
“From your lips to God’s ears! Okay, let’s get out of here!” Matthew said slapping his buddy on the back.
The train headed out for their next stop. Two weeks seemed like such a long way away but they also knew that it wasn’t and they had better be prepared when they got there because none of it would be easy.
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado https://bakinginatornado.com/
On the Border https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/
Part-time Working Hockey Mom https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.com/
The Crazy Mama Llama https://crazymamallama.blogspot.com/