March 14, 2014

USE YOUR WORDS!! March 2014

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:    Animatronic ~ taco(s) ~ armor ~ good luck ~ rise of the machines

They were submitted by:

I thought that I would be doing a lot some fiction writing for this blog series. LOL My life, stranger than fiction....

We had been having a day out in Nashville, driving around and having fun. We were on the way home. I thought that maybe we would stop for tacos or something but other than that we were pretty much done.

Oh, how wrong I was.

The Hubby decided to stop at the greatest used book store EVER and usually that's a good thing for me. This time, however, I decided to wait it out in the van with Cailey and Colin (Colin always loses his mind in this store).

That was my big mistake.

The Hubby comes out with THIS---

Evil Hank Jr

An animatronic Hank Williams, Jr. It sings! It dances! It frightens children! It's terrible.

Seriously. This thing FREAKS ME OUT!!!!! And not only me! Cailey, Colin, Deanna, the cats! We all get the willies when we catch this thing looking at us!

Every time I see it out of the corner of my eye I swear it's LOOKING RIGHT AT ME with that creepy smile!

I have flash backs to the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. I keep expecting to wake up in the middle of the night with this thing looming over me with a knife!

It's giving me nightmares!!!

I've been trying to talk The Hubby into getting rid of it. Wish me good luck!!!

The guys and their purchases.... Jacob and his buddy are now into sword collecting. SIGH... I even heard Jacob complain the other day about not being able to find a life size suit of armor. People, I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

Again, my life, stranger than fiction.

PS The Hubby has given the Evil Hank Jr thing to his friend!! YIPPEE!!! We can sleep easier now! Maybe I should apologize to the friend's wife????

Now, be sure to check out the marvelous bloggers that have joined up!!!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                   Baking In A Tornado              Follow me home . . .              Confessions of a part-time working mom                       Spatulas on Parade                      Someone Else’s Genius                      Battered Hope                       Healing Tomato                   Superior Nonsense               Rocks, No Salt Mommy              Evil Joy Speaks             Stacy Sews and Schools               The Bergham's Life Chronicles


  1. OMGosh how absolutely freaky is that thing?

  2. I bow down to you, that may just be the best Use Your Words post EVER. I can't imagine what I would have done with them and you KILLED it with a story from you own life.

    Oh, and about your friend's wife, I'd watch my back if I were you.

  3. EXACTLY!!! Good grief! I can't stand it!!


    Yeah, she's definitely going to have it in for me. YILES!!!

  5. I'm so glad you got my words!

    Your story kind of reminds me of a short by Stephen King... or Chucky. :)

  6. LOL!!! And I always thought Chucky was kind of silly. Why be afraid of a doll?? NOW I KNOW!!! ;)


  7. Ahahaha! I can not believe you wove those words into a story! Hank Williams Junior would have scared the life out of me.
    My son has started collecting throwing knives and I'm starting to panic… (LOL). Old book stores rock! Cheers to you and the chooser (is that a word?) of your words!

  8. Oh, boy! Good luck with that! My oldest has started collecting swords. SIGH... I'm afraid he may lose an appendage.


  9. Gee, shouldn't we know better than to let the hubs go shopping alone..?
    That is definitely a creepy character, so glad you got rid of it.
    Maybe you could bring cupcakes to that friend's wife one of these days?

  10. Oh, good idea, Tamara! But I'm not sure cupcakes alone would be enough... Maybe if I added a little money... LOL

  11. Great job..using your words.. How FUN..

  12. Great use of your words! The Animatronic Hank William was too good to pass up!!! I don't blame your husband for picking it up.

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