February 13, 2015

USE YOUR WORDS - February 2015 - Friday the 13th

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: 
Mousepad ~ heart-shaped ~ beer ~ dating ~ touched ~ star gazing

They were submitted by: Confessions of a Part-Time Working Mom

This here's a story about Billy-Joe and Bobbie-Sue.

Nope. Wrong story.

Here's a little ditty about Jack and Diane.

Opps! Sorry! Wrong again!

THIS is the story of Jimmy and Sally. 
They had been dating for a couple of months when they decided to take a drive out to the country to do some star gazing and maybe drink a couple of beers. 
It wasn't long before they started to have a bit of car trouble. (Isn't that always the case?)
It was a dark and deserted road. (Naturally.)
It seemed as if they were the only people for miles and miles around. (They were wrong. Dead wrong.)
Jimmy and Sally tried their cell phones but unfortunately they were out of tower range. (Of course.)
Jimmy told Sally to stay in the car. He was going to walk to the little house they saw a few miles back and see if he could use the phone. (You know they shouldn't be splitting up, right??)
Sally tried to argue but in the end Jimmy trudged off into the dark. (Had to be that way.)
Jimmy had only been gone a few minutes when Sally heard an ear-piercing scream. (You had to see that coming.)
Sally jumped out of the car and starting running the direction Jimmy went. (Yep, they are always dumb in situations like this.)
She yelled Jimmy's name over and over again. No answer. (Well, duh!)
Sally had slowed down to a walk. She was walking close to the edge of the road when something touched her hand. (OOOH, wonder what that could be!)
Sally screamed and jumped! There on the side of the road was a heart-shaped mouse pad covered in blood. (Didn't see THAT one coming, did you??)
Sally walked closer to the edge of the road. 
What was that thing sticking out a bush?
It looks like a shoe! Jimmy's shoe!!!
That was the last thing Sally ever saw. She became the next victim of the Heart-Shaped Mouse Pad Killer!

Not bad for Friday the 13th. ;)

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:


  1. I can't believe what you did with my words!! They were supposed to be ROMANTIC. V-Day, you know? ;-)))
    Baaahahaha, I loved your comments in the brackets the most (Didn't see THAT one coming, did you??)
    The Heart-Shaped Mouse Pad Killer? Really? And now you make us wait a whole month to find out more about him?
    Geez, Stacy!
    I'm kidding. (You know that, right?)
    And I love that you folled us and took this prompt into a whole new direction!
    Happy ♥ Day!

    1. I am so glad you liked it!!! I was soooo worried it would bomb!!! SHEW!!!! :D

    2. The Heart-Shaped Mouse Pad Killer… still giggling about that…

    3. YIPPEEE!!!! :D
      LOL! I think I must have a very warped mind.

  2. Perfect story for Friday the 13th. AND unlike most scary murder stories, I laughed the whole way through!

    1. YAY!!!!!! I was hoping that would be the case!
      I told it was weird! ;) LOL

  3. Stacy... I think you missed your calling? I think you need to be an author.. You left me wanting to read
    the next one..
    Good use of words.. FANTASTIC.

  4. Hilarious. Love love love.
    Seriously though... why did you leave us hanging?! We need more.

  5. OMG. Hilarious! *sniff sniff* I smell a story!

    1. WOO HOO!!!
      THANK YOU!!! :D
      I had a lot of fun with this one!

  6. Love what you did with your prompts Stacy! Had me cracking up 😊


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