May 15, 2015

Use Your Words - May 2015

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: 
looked back ~ heartbeats ~ incensed ~ secret ~ you are going to die

They were submitted by: Someone Else's Genius

 It was a dark and stormy night. (Ok. Really it was a bright, starlit night but how scary are they?) 
 Tommy and Betty were out driving, trying to get lost. (You know what I mean.) 
 They drive out a long, lonely, country road and find a place to "park". (Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.) 
 They are just getting friendly when off in the distance they hear screaming. (SIGH. Just when things were getting good.)
 They debate. Someone playing a joke? Someone in trouble? Do they go see? 
 Well, you know how it goes. They have to go see. 
 Tommy starts up the car. They start down the road, headlights on high beam. 
 Just ahead they saw a shimmering light. Their heads grew heavy and their sights grew dim. They had to stop for the night.
 Oops. Sorry. Got carried away again. 
 Betty looked back the way they came and saw a shadow on the side of the road. 
 She yells at Tommy to stop the car! (You just know that's a bad idea!!!!)
 Betty and Tommy's heartbeats sped up!
 What was that hulking, looming thing??? (Just stay in the car!!!!)
 Tommy tells Betty that he's going to get out and see if anyone needs help. (Don't do it, Tommy! Don't do it!!)
 Betty begs him not to. (Sigh... You know he will any way.)
  Tommy gets out. He tells Betty to lock the doors and stay in the car. (He really should take his own advice.)
  Tommy walks back down the road. Just as he gets to the part of the road where he is sure he saw someone.... (Well, you can guess, right??) 
 It's over for Tommy. He is nothing but a bloody mess on the side of the road. 
 Betty starts to get nervous just sitting in the car. (Well, she should be, shouldn't she?)
 She rolls down the window. She sticks out her head. (Really bad idea!!!)
 She comes face to face with the Heart Shaped Mouse Pad Killer!!!
 He is incensed!! She has seen his secret!!! 
 He says to Betty, "You are going to die!!!!!"

You can find the first part of this story here - Use Your Words - February 2015 - Friday the 13th

Sometimes I get  my words and I think to myself, "I know exactly what I'm going to do with those!" Other times I haven't got a clue. This time was a mix. I knew what I wanted to do but I didn't know if I had the writing chops to pull it off. You'll be the judge. LOL 



  1. Very nice! I couldn't tell that you weren't quite sure what to do with these words :)

    1. Thank you so much!!!! I was very worried that it would go over well. LOL

  2. Oh you DEFINITELY have the writing chops. I loved everything about this, especially the asides and the song lyrics.
    And the laughs are just what I needed today!

    1. THANK YOU!!!!!!
      I never know if something will come off the way I intended it to. LOL Thankfully you get me. ;)

  3. I KNEW they sounded familiar!! Hahaha, so great to bring them back! I am scared now, though.

  4. Oh you pulled it off alright! Wink wink nudge nudge 😉

    1. I will never get over the heart shaped mousepad killer. That was awesome. Stephen King eat your heart out.

    2. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! High praise indeed!!! :D

  5. LOVE it. Great job. Hopefully we find out more soon.

    1. Thank you!!!!!!
      We'll have to see how the words fall! ;)

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  7. You pulled it off very well - you got the chops! Sounds like you will have to continue this one -- do you plan to?

    1. Thank you!!!
      I might continue it, it all depends on the words. ;)

  8. Oh no! The Heart-Shaped Mouse Pad Killer strikes again! Love it.

  9. you totally pulled this off! love it and can relate to the nudge nudge wink wink events of new love!


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