April 12, 2019

Use Your Words - April 2019

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:

horse ~ Magnolia ~ yarn ~ friend ~ gilt ~ beige

It was submitted by: https://www.southernbellecharm.com

 Soooo.... I actually started and erased this about 3 or 4 different times. Once was a story about a horse named Magnolia.... Then next was a fairy queen named Magnolia.... But I just couldn't get them to flesh out like I wanted them to. They felt too forced. So I thought and I thought and I though. Then it hit me! I've have always done so much better with free association!!! 

Horse - I have been on horseback exactly 2 times in my life. Neither time turned out well for for me.... Once I was bucked off and the other the horse took off in a gallop. I have since decided that horseback riding is NOT for me. 

Magnolia - I can remember being a little girl and climbing the magnolia tree in my grandmother's front yard. It was such a great climbing tree. My cousins and I would climb out on the big, low branch and hang upside down.
 Also - Steel Magnolias - One of my all time favorite movies ever! Guaranteed to always make me laugh and cry. Great, big, ugly, cry!!!!

Yarn - I love crafting and sewing but two things I cannot do are knitting or crocheting. I once tried to crochet a scarf.... I ended up with a coaster. Seriously... a coaster..... 

Friend - The best word in all of the English language. I been blessed with so many wonderful friends. So many kind, caring, wonderful women, have been there for me over the last 3 1/2 years. I will never ever be able to repay them all for the love and support they have given me. I feel so unworthy of it. I love you all! So very deeply! THANK YOU!!!

Gilt - Shiny. Pretty. OOOOHH!!!! 

Beige - Now I am a lover of all colors....... EXCEPT...... Brown.... Beige.... I just can't..... I don't know why. I can even do orange!!! But not beige.. There was a blouse I saw the other day that would have been SOOOOO CUTE had it not been beige gingham!!! BEIGE GINGHAM!!! GOOD GRIEF!! What is the world coming to when there's beige gingham??? I give up. 

I'm going to have to do better than free association soon! I'm going back to school in 6 weeks!! I'll be a college freshman at 45! Oh my...... And English Comp 101 is one of my courses. Ha ha!!!!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado https://www.bakinginatornado.com

Wandering Web Designer https://wanderingwebdesigner.com/blog

Cognitive Script https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com

The Bergham Chronicles https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/

On the Border https://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/

Follow Me Home https://followmehome.shellybean.com

The Crazy Mama Llama https://www.thecrazymamallama.com/

Climaxed https://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com

Southern Belle Charm https://www.southernbellecharm.com

Bookworm in the Kitchen https://www.bookwormkitchen.com/


  1. Love that you're going back to school. Can't wait to hear about it, I know you'll do great!

  2. I love horses, but my husband is terrified of them (a bad experience as well), but we both hate the color beige!

  3. Stacy!! I am so happy to see you back :) I just came back after three years, so I get it. Congrats on going to school! No one can take away your education. love what you said about yarn. I'm the same way. I blame it on being left-handed, but I've never been able to pick up crochet/knitting.

  4. I learned to crochet on you tube! I want to crochet again this summer.

    I love browns! I base my wardrobe on black, because its easier to find. But I love all shades of brown...I'm also odd. LOL

  5. Love the way you used the words! And seriously? Beige gingham? Nope

  6. School! Well done, you! I loved your free association! I tried the same thing with each of your words. My mind took off in a totally different direction. I think we're on to something!

  7. Free form works! I'm not a beige lover either but I love brown leather.


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