Friday, January 31, 2014

Wednesday Words: Monoliths


Ominous billowing dark clouds descended and surrounded the ancient monolithic pillars.  Wind-driven snow encrusted formidable towers, in moments obscuring the court of Stonehenge. 

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Trapped in the Druid circle, snow-buried tourists huddled, wondering if guides and rangers would soon fish them out from a frozen grave.  Some decided to burrow through the drifts to the outer circle of towering granite.


Would they survive?

These underlined words are courtesy of Delores.  Every Wednesday, this crazy lady selects randomly (she says) 6 words to challenge participants.  You can access her site by clicking the lovely stream on the right sidebar.  Some awesome writers accept Delores' challenge!

25 comments:

  1. You always do such a fantastic job with the prompt! I love this.

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  2. Seriously random Susan.....some times I'm simply horrified by them.

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    1. Your words are wonderfully challenging, Delores. They make me go somewhere in my mind.

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  3. As usual, you handle Wednesday's words with intrigue and elegance.

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    1. Thanks, Inger! I loved visiting your site yesterday and learn that there are more adventures to come!

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  4. They'd survive as the aliens would help them out

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    1. Yes! The aliens or the Druids or the Sovereign Order!

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  5. Oh, cold! Sounds like home, here, in the winter (like about right now). Burrowing in the snow might help a bit,

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Burrowing in the snow brings back such great memories.

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  6. I want to go to Stonehenge. We were 'this' close to it, and didn't make it over. Maybe someday. :)

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    1. Stonehenge is not on the main road. We drove along many narrow country roads, getting lost now and then. Worth the trip.

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    1. Thank you much! We visited Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain back in 1988. The wind sweeping across the open space and against the stones--magnificent.

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  8. You did very well with the crazy lady's words!

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    1. Oh, this is just teasing Delores! Her words are always great fun and challenging. I do love a good challenge.

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  9. Is it possible evers and pulleys dragged these 40 tonne stones into position?

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    1. I've watched those documentaries and speculations on the construction. Who is to say for sure how they did it?

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  10. Stonehenge! What a great choice! Good story too, I hope the tourists all survived.

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    1. In my story, they dig their way out and have hot cocoa.

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  11. I believe they shall survive. You have brought out the inner-Druid in me. Shall go to Stonehenge on the summer solstice and dance around the stones. Unless, they have blocked them off, yet again.

    Thank you for this, Susan.

    Gary :)

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    1. Oh so many years ago, we visited Stonehenge days after the Summer Solstice. the barriers were move closer to the stones. It was an impressive site.

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  12. In the circle at Stonehenge?
    definitely.

    Too many other tourists to get lost for ever.

    A very funny treatment of the prompt.

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    1. UNLESS they were sucked down into the vortex that is reputed to exist there? Glad you enjoyed this. The word "monolith" was a natural for Stonehenge.

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