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.
I’m using: crickets ~ Dubia roaches ~ bearded dragon ~ driving ~ 100 count
They were submitted by: https://crazymamallama.blogspot.com/
If you haven’t had a chance to read part 1 you can find it here!
“What do I mean? What do I mean? I mean WHERE IS YOUR HAIR, why do you look like a bearded dragon and why does it look like you dressed in the dark?
“Well, that was uncalled for!” Marty said.
“When I went to sleep you had hair and now?” She continued, “and you were dressed like a normal human being. What happened in that tiny space of time to turn you into a disco-ing senior citizen? This is not funny”
She stomped her foot to get her point across, before slinging herself back down onto the couch.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Marty replied. “You asked me to go get dinner which I did and I get back and you insult me.”
About that time the doorbell rang.
“I’ll get it,” he said.
“No, you won’t! You are not going to the door looking like that!” she yelled back. “I swear you’re driving me to drink!”
He flung his arms into the air, “FINE!” as he headed back into the kitchen.
Carolyn walked over to the door, took one more mortified look around her once beautiful home.
“Hello,” she said wearily.
“Hello, ma’am. I’m officer Kensin and we’ve had a complaint of loud partying going on here,” he said pulling out his notepad.
“Sir,” she said at a loss, “there’s literally no one here!”
As Marty returned back to the living room.
“What about him?” The policeman said as if he’d just proven his case.
“He’s just Marty, my husband, and I don’t know why he looks like that. There’s been some weird happenings around here this evening but one thing I can guarantee is that there isn’t a party going on at this address.
Just then another man walked to the door wearing a FedEx uniform carrying a box and a clipboard. “Are you Carolyn Meadows?” he asked.
“I’m almost afraid to say yes,” she said.
“Lying to the post office is a federal crime,” the officer piped up.
“I wasn’t lying. It was a joke!” she said exasperated.
“Uh-huh” he said writing something down in his notepad.
“Ma’am are you Carolyn Meadows?” The FedEx driver asked again.
“Yes! I am Carolyn Meadows,” she said looking directly at the officer as if to dare him to say anything.
“Okay, can you sign here,” he asked shoving the clipboard in her face.
“Sure, what am I signing for?” she asked.
“I have your 100-count Dubia cockroaches and your order of crickets,” he said.
“What? Uh no, no way, no how you are not about to hand me cockroaches and crickets! Have you lost your mind?” she screamed. “I didn’t order any bugs! That’s disgusting!”
The officer grabs her arm, “ma’am, I’ve already warned you about the noise. I’m going to have to place you under arrest.”
He starts to snap the handcuffs as she turns around and screams, “UNDER ARREST! Have you lost your mind?”
“That’s it!” he snapped, “I’m adding resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.”
“What is happening? Have I lost my mind?”
“You can’t plead insanity,” the officer said as he continued to read her her rights.
“I think I’m just going to stop talking,” she said realizing this was an argument that she couldn’t win.
What was happening to her? Had she finally lost her mind? Did someone drug her? She couldn’t figure it out and right now she had way more important things to worry about.
STAY TUNED FOR NEXT TIME!
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.ch/
What TF Sarah https://crazymamallama.blogspot.com/
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