Friday, January 10, 2014

Wednesday Words: Lucille

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All that Lucille had loved, collected, and cherished was gone in a flash.  The first edition prints, her collections of dried flowers indigenous to the prairie, and even the earliest collectible Troll© dolls were destroyed in a blaze of white hot heat.

Her dismay hemmed her in so tightly that Lucille could scarcely breathe.  Only the ringing of the dinner triangle from the bunkhouse broke through her shock. It was then that she realized that she still had her battered jeep and plastic/credit cards.

All was not lost after all.

P. S. Again, kudos to Delores @Under the Porch Light for again stumping some of the most brilliant minds in all Christendom with her wily words.  Please access her site by clicking on the peaceful stream on the right sidebar.  This will lead you to some awesome writers.

30 comments:

  1. With her credit cards in hand and hopefully a good insurance policy, Lucille will start anew. Her life will be better without those horrible Troll dolls.

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    1. My mother collected those troll dolls in the 1970s. When asked why she had them nestled in with her valuable antiques, she said "They make me smile."

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  2. From tension and dismay to relief....but really girl......disMAY HEMmed.....now that's creative.

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    1. I have been wanting to divide words for ages. this is the first time it made sense. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. With that Jeep and her cards, she can go places. A delightful post as always.

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    1. Lucille is a determined survivor--and her jeep is as well.

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  4. Brilliant take on the prompt as always Susan :)

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    1. Many thanks! I hope you will charge into these words and take them on.

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  5. Burn everything down and start anew, as long as insurance is there lol

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    1. The importance of insurance can never be ignored.

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  6. Blogger is a nightmare today. Finally and thank you, blogger, I can actually leave a comment. A fiery posting with those prompts. All credit to you and I got a charge out of this one.

    A good weekend to you, Susan.

    Gary :)

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    1. Thanks, Gary! The words must be given a positive account. And the interest of the readers, of course.

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  7. Fire is dreadful but can lead one down a new path

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    1. It certainly has a way of redefining one's priorities.

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  8. What fun. And you are most definitely one of the awesome writers inspired by the evil words that Delores selects.

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    1. You are making me blush...when I write, it is a matter of playing with words and people.

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  9. Great fiery image you found. You did well with this one! Thank heavens for plastic credit cards, although first editions can't be replaced. Can they? Reprints aren't quite the same.

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    2. Original prints have something that reprints cannot possess.

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  10. I'd hate to be in her shoes, but it's just stuff after all.

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    1. I have known families who lost everything in fires. the lucky families were alive, while one other family lost most of their loved ones. Stuff is just stuff.

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  11. I like ‘the most brilliant minds in all Christendom’.
    And all of them bloggers, eh?

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    1. Have never had the opportunity to use that phrase before! So glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. You really do have a way with Wednesday Words! This was one of your most creative pieces, Susan!

    Julie

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    1. Thanks, Julie. It was entertaining to create it.

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  13. A nasty fire and a rebuilding to contemplate. What did you cat say about that?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Cat is pleased with almost everything I write.

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  14. With everything once cherished gone, it's time to make new memories. Good for her! And nice writing too!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!