Friday, May 15, 2015

Use Your Words- May 2015

Welcome to Use Your Words for May 2015!

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:
discussion ~ return ~ charge ~ incorrect ~ squirrel ~ windfall
They were submitted by:

Talking Turkey: Part 5

"Dad, what is going on? The news is saying that the dome project could come to an end!" her brother exclaimed. 

The girl could tell from the look on her father's face that the news reports were not incorrect

"Yes, what the news is saying could be correct. I just found out that there was an issue and returned home when the discussions became heated. I guess Jerry had been skimming profits from the project for some time. I wondered where his so-called 'windfall' of money came from. It certainly wasn't from the inheritance he claimed it was from since he didn't have any family on the outside of the dome."

The girl was saddened by this news. To hear that her father's trusted friend is being charged with ruining this project for everyone made her sick at heart. 

"What does this mean for all of us? Is there any money left?" the girl worried. While she waited for her father to reply she looked out the window at the peaceful yard to see a squirrel scramble atop the fence.

"What this means is, if we want to continue to live here, we have got to make sure that our crops don't fail and everyone is careful with the supplies that we receive from the outside. There were profits from the sale of our crops to cover our needs, but they're a lot lower than they should be because of Jerry. He's been sent to the outside of the dome, by the way, since we don't really have the means to try and sentence him here."

The girl's brain started turning the problem over and over trying to come up with some way that she, a mere sixteen-year-old, could help.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                                 Baking In A Tornado                          Spatulas on Parade                      The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                                          The Momisodes                 Stacy Sews and Schools                              Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                                  Battered Hope                        Southern Belle Charm                     Someone Else’s Genius                    Confessions of a part-time working mom                              Climaxed                      Searching for Sanity                   Evil Joy Speaks                                 Disneyland in Kentucky 


  1. Oh, maaaan, Jerry!! Weren't you brought up better than betraying your ffriends?

  2. Love this. I just know she'll come up with something.

    1. I hope she does because I ain't got nothin', lol!

  3. I'm thinking the mere 16 year old is going to be able to help in a big I right?

    (Can't blame me for trying to get more info when you leave me hanging lol 😉)

    1. I'm sure she'll come up with something by next month. ;-D

  4. LOVE that you are continuing this!!! Can't wait to see what happens!
    They need to oust Jerry, that good for nothin'!!!

  5. Shame on Jerry~ Greed gets them every time.

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  7. You do a good job of painting the picture of what Jerry really is -- glad you are continuing this

  8. This reminds me of Stephen King's Under the Dome... only less creepy and hostile. That's probably why I like it! :)

    1. I'll admit that I watch Under the Dome (and yes, it's getting creepy), and when I got the first set of words, one of them was dome. That's what started this whole thing (I think I had just finished reading Divergent as well, lol).

  9. I can't wait to read the next installment!! Love the story line and the direction it is headed!