Friday, December 11, 2015

Use Your Words--December 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:
check-up ~ concern ~ ecstasy ~ child-like ~ procrastination

They were submitted by:        

Previous Talking Turkey Posts:

The next day, her parents went to check-up on the condition of the few empty houses they had inside the dome and she decided to go along with them since it was her idea to begin with.

They started with Jerry’s (see part 5) house, since it was recently vacated. They figured it shouldn’t be in that bad of shape due to negligence. As they walked in through the back door into the kitchen, they were surprised to find child-like drawings on the table. Looking them over, they realized that some were from the children inside the dome. Jerry had been on the committee, but he had also been a teacher at the school. It was sad that he didn’t take any of the drawings with him when he was kicked out.

They realized that they were procrastinating and started going through the cupboards and refrigerator to see how much cleaning needed to be done and what supplies would need to be provided.

The girl, while pawing through the freezer, found a hidden stash of chocolate candy. Some high-end, expensive kind from the looks of the wrapper. Since her parents weren’t looking, she decided to sneak a piece and try it out. As the flavors hit her taste buds, she almost moaned in ecstasy. There was a funny aftertaste, but the first taste was so good, she decided to sneak another.

An hour later, after going through the house and seeing what needed to be done---and many pieces of chocolate later—her mother looked at her with concern. “Are you okay? You don’t look very good.”

“I might have eaten too much chocolate, mom.”

“What chocolate?”

“The chocolate I found in the freezer. There are still a few pieces left if you want to try some. They’re in the fridge.”

A minute later her mother came back into the living room and started laughing. “I’d say you ate too much chocolate! You’re drunk!”


“Yes, that chocolate had liquor in the center.”

Well, that explained the funny aftertaste.           

Links to the other Use Your Words Posts: