Friday, June 12, 2015

Use Your Words- June 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.

My words are:
Wave ~ soccer ~ rain ~ snowcone ~ water boarding ~ Taylor Swift
They were submitted by:     

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.  

Talking Turkey:

Use Your Words- November 2014- Talking Turkey Part 1
Use Your Words- January 2015
Use Your Words February 2015
Use Your Words- March 2015
Use Your Words- May 2015

Part 6
A wave of fatigue claimed the girl. So much had happened from the time she walked to the cornucopia to now that she wondered how they were going to solve their issues. She didn’t want to go back out into the rest of the world and live among Taylor Swift fans (IF she was still alive…they had been in the dome for years after all).

Living in the dome there were things that she missed like playing in the rain. Their water supply came from the ground outside the dome since it never rained inside the dome. They had a small water reservoir, but it wasn’t used for any water sports like water boarding.  There were only a few sports that they played in the dome such as baseball, basketball, and soccer.

The longer she thought about it she wondered if being booted out of the dome would be such a bad thing. There was never a chance to meet anyone new; they were all stuck with each other, really. She never got to go to a fair and eat cotton candy, fried foods, or a snowcone. She never experienced a circus, either. There were many things in the world that she wanted to see and saving the dome might hinder her dreams.

Links to the other Use Your Words participants:
(Be sure to check them all out!)


  1. I can deal with not meeting new people....but a life without ever having fair foods...don't think I could do that! I think I'd try to get kicked out of the dome. ;)

  2. ow wow...great story and love the dread and anticipation of it.

  3. It makes you wonder, often we make long term commitments but are we really prepared to carry them through down the line? Looking forward to the next installment of this story!

  4. Excellent use of your words! I've often contemplated how I'd handle situations like this... Not well. I would be one of the first to be killed or abandoned.

  5. I say get out of the security of the dome and explore new areas!

  6. Taylor Swift fans!! ROFLOL!!
    LOVE this!!! Can't wait to see what happens!!!!

  7. Seriously. If you haven't read Stephen King's Under the Dome, you should. Having read it myself (of course), I can really see how this story could take off!

  8. Do you watch Under the Dome?
    Good job