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: Response ~ against the wall ~ Greek ~ charge ~ turtle ~ blood flow
They were submitted by: Confessions of a part time working mom
Tom was an average guy living an average life.
He had a good but boring job. He lived in a nice but boring house.
Tom lived by routine. He got up at 6 am every single day. He would get dressed in the same button downs and navy slacks. He would have the same oatmeal for breakfast.
Same, same, same, boring, boring, boring.
One morning shortly before his 38th birthday Tom managed to get a really good look in the mirror. The response was immediate.
Was that him?? When did his hair start graying and thinning?? And are those wrinkles forming around his eyes???
He felt as if he was against a wall.
What happened? It seemed as if he was awaking from a dream!
He decided then and there that he was making a change!
He called into work. He had never missed a single day! Well, now he was cashing in that vacation time!
He was heading out on an adventure!!! CHARGE!!!!!!
He was going to California to fulfill a childhood dream. He was going to learn to surf!!
Sure, surfing was all Greek to him but he was certain he could pick it up in no time.
He's all set! He has everything he needs!
He sits back and watches the surfers. He thinks he has the gist of it.
He decides to head out into the water.
He's paddling out like nobody's business.
Wait! What is that?? Is it a sea turtle??
It IS a sea turtle!
Tom stops and tries to pet it.
BLOOD FLOW!!!!! Blood spurting!!!
OMG!! SO MUCH BLOOD!!!!
While he was focusing on the turtle SOMETHING bit him!!!!
That's it! He's done!
Out of the water!
Off to the ER.
A few stitches later he is on his way back home.
Routine is good he thinks.
Boring works well for him.
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado
Spatulas on Parade
The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
Stacy Sews and Schools
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy
Southern Belle Charm
Someone Else’s Genius
Confessions of a part-time working mom
Searching for Sanity
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy