Friday, October 16, 2015

Use Your Words- October 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.  

Your words are:
ramshackle ~ patches ~ neighborhood ~ inheritance ~ darkness
They were submitted by:

Previous Talking Turkey Posts:

As she left her house in search of ideas, she looked around her neighborhood. There were no ramshackle houses here; as a matter of fact, you wouldn’t find any inside the dome. There were patches of flowers along with yards of bright green grass.

Her dad had told her at one point that this way of life—a cleaner, more wholesome one—was her inheritance. She could see that it was a great thing to inherit and pass down to her kids. If only they could save it… that’s when the idea started brewing.

As she walked through the city inside the dome, she thought through all the pros and cons of her idea. There were risks, of course, the but the benefits could outweigh them a lot.

She noticed that darkness would be upon them soon and decided to hurry home to tell her family what she was thinking. She was so excited that she broke out into a run.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:


  1. Can't wait to see what the idea is, and whether she can execute it!

  2. I can't believe that come next month your turkey saga is going to celebrate Thanksgiving!

  3. This sounds exciting, I can't wait to see what she has come up with.

  4. I wonder what she was thinking! I can't wait to find out. Great use of your words. I really enjoy these continuing stories from month to month!

  5. Short, sweet, and makes me want more. Well done!

  6. Keep this story going! Love it! Great use of your words :)