Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wednesday Words: Hold Your Positions

Treehouse: A deer hunter's treehouse in Sussex, England, in early spring.
Source: micromoth
From his blind in the big tree, Paul had contrived a basic plan: provide reconnaissance for his troops and escape detection.

Conversation came from behind the garden.  The seething woman called out.  Paul crouched down in his hiding place, spinning possible escape plans to elude the woman below.

She called again.  “Paul, get down here right this minute!” 

Paul clutched his toy soldiers.  “Alright, men.  This is serious…” Mom had discovered his location.
  
“Paul, we have to leave for downtown right now!  AND I promise the dentist will NOT use needles!  This is just a check-up.   And we’ll see a movie after…”


Paul dropped the toy soldiers, and climbed down.  “Hold your positions until I return, men…” 
Soldiers: Visit http://www.vierdrie.nlObject donated by: Jeannine Pachen
Source: vierdie


Thanks, Delores, for you words this week!  Good selection as always.  To readers:  Please go to Delores @thefeathernest  to discover what other wordsmiths had done with these underlined word above.  

15 comments:

  1. Clever as always. I smiled.

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    1. We played with toy soldiers like this; memories are so great.

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  2. So cute! I loved this. My girls are still waiting on their tree house to be built...

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    1. I waited a life time! But there is a Treehouse show where dream treehouses are built!

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  3. haha the dreaded dentist and a good bribe

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  4. That is so cute. I used to hide on doctor and dentist days too.

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  5. You can't blame Paul from hiding from a dentist appointment. However, bribery usually works well.

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  6. Incredible! This treemendous posting is timely. Great offer of a movie afterwards. Unless the movie happened to be "The Dentist"...

    Must go now...time zones!

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  7. Love this! An out loud chuckle and a smile. I should think most anyone can find that kid within themselves. Certainly I did.

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  8. Roger, that is a good recon position soldier. Except when Mother calls.

    Great little story!

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  9. Very good. In truth I wonder if little kids would know how to play with soldiers now, if they were not electronic. They sure used to keep my boys occupied, way before.

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  10. Great story! We had Cowboy and Indian figures as kids, with little horses and plastic tents.

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