Friday, November 13, 2015

Use Your Words-November 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:
Laughing ~ Monument ~ Telescope ~ Live ~ Diaphragm ~ Paint
They were submitted by:

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As she ran faster and faster home, she imagined her family laughing at her idea. She kept running, though, her diaphragm working harder and harder the more she got winded.

Ideas swirling in her head, she ran through the front door to find out she was just in time for dinner. As she sat down to eat with her family, she told them she had an idea that might help them keep the dome going a little bit longer. Once everyone had eaten their fill and cleared the table, they went into the living room to listen to what she had to say.

She looked around the room at the furnishings and decorations around the room. She saw the horrible green paint that her mom picked out when they first moved into this house. She then looked at the telescope that her father used to teach her and her brother about the stars, the replica Washington Monument that her brother made, and the laughing monkey figurine that she had had since she was small. She realized in that moment that this was home; where they lived, worked, played, and learned. She also realized that she wasn’t ready to give it up and hoped that her idea had merit.

“I think we should allow outsiders in—for a fee—to teach them about living in the dome. We have a couple of empty houses and we could charge them for the education, room, and board.”

Before she could expand further, her family erupted with questions. Questions she could handle, and she was very glad to see that they were truly interested in her idea and didn’t dismiss it out of hand.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Rena’s World                  


  1. What a great idea. And I can see it going well . . . or not!

  2. Way to be welcoming people to their home!

  3. This could head in so many directions! Can't wait to see which path it will take.

  4. Interesting idea. Can't wait to see if it works.

  5. Hmmmm. I wonder how that would work. It's interesting in theory. I think I would pay a small fee to spend a day or two - nothing long term, of course (claustrophobia).

  6. At least she's got them interested in her idea...just like you have me interested in where this story is going!