Friday, November 14, 2014

Use Your Words- November 2014- Talking Turkey Part 1

use your words

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.

My words are:

corner ~ dome ~ city ~ cornucopia ~ talk turkey

They were submitted by:

With these interesting words, the only way to go is a work of fiction! All of I could think of was the teen fiction books I've read over the past few years.


The girl looked up at the sky, at the dome above the city, to judge what time it was. She figured she had enough time to get to the cornucopia, get the weekly ration of supplies for her family, and back to their little house on the corner before the daily rain hit.

As she ran through town square to the cornucopia, she heard a little boy making noises nearby. It sounded like he was trying to talk turkey. She walked over to him intending to make sure he was okay when she realized that he really was trying to talk turkey as he was trying to coax a live turkey out from under a bush!

To Be Continued (when I get another batch of words that I'm at a loss what to do with!)


Links to the other "Use Your Words" Posts:

Baking in a Tornado

Spatulas on Parade

Stacy Sews and Schools

Follow Me Home

Battered Hope

Someone Else's Genius

The Bergham's Life Chronicles

Confessions of a Part-Time Working Mom

Evil Joy Speaks

Crumpets and Bullocks

Sparkly Poetic Weirdo


  1. Hi Eileen! Short and sweet. I love it :) Our farmer neighbor has about 12 turkeys right now. I'm pretty familiar now with someone who can "Talk Turkey" :)

  2. Haha. That's funny. I can imagine walking around hearing someone say Gobble Gobble. I'd be like, "Now that's one jive turkey."

  3. You left me hanging! Hope you get some more tough words soon so I can see where this is heading!

  4. CornuWHAT?
    Geez, now we have to wait a whole month for the sequel..?

  5. Coaching a turkey -- now that IS funny. Looking forward to the next segment

  6. I always thought that turkeys were interesting...gobbling and all.

  7. I was awake for a while last night coming up with different ideas for this story. Of course it'll all depend on the words I get, lol!

  8. Maybe...I may not be able to wait that long to write more.

  9. You rocked your post out with those challenging words and left us hanging-that's good because you know we'll come back for more ;-)

  10. GREAT start!!! I can't wait to see where this goes!!!!!

  11. My family is always here to give out the tough words. LOL! Love it.

  12. Yeah, I depend on my family to help me with mine. I draw a blank every time.