Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Words for Wednesday

The lovely Delores at Under the Porch Light has been running this meme for a considerable period of time, week after week - even through the A to Z challenge.  Sadly she is having issues with her computer freezing on her (much as my brain does when faced with some of her words).  She has asked that someone take over on a temporary basis and I have stuck my hand up.
Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...
  
Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.

This weeks prompts: 


Cheer
Cart
Panoramic
Various
Devilish

OR


Tickle
Illustrious
Sound
Flavour
Psychedelic
Type

And for this week an additional prompt for you to use or discard.  This phrase popped into my head a few days ago, and I cannot get it to leave.


'drowning in sleep...'

70 comments:

  1. What a fun meme!

    She didn't know she was going to tickle the illustrious prince, nor could she have predicted the sound his laughter would make. Maybe it was brought on by the lingering flavour of the wine, which seemed psychedelic
    and made it gave her the courage to be more of the outgoing type.

    ~Jess

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    1. DMS ~ Jess: I love it . And I never would have thought of taking that approach.

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  2. Some great words with which to play!

    DMS--good times.

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    1. Susan Kane: Oh good. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  3. "drowning in sleep"? I don't think I can do anything with that.
    The rest of the words have great potential.
    Good effort from DMS.

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    1. River: I am glad to hear that after a challenging start last week both you and Susan Kane think these words are better. Like Carola (comment below) I would LOVE to drown in sleep.

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  4. "drowning in sleep" - I wish this would happen to me.

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    1. Carola Bartz: Me too. Perhaps it is my insomnia which put the phrase into my brain and won't let it go.

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  5. I am off to Tory Isladn this minute 6.30am so if i have anytime this evening at my hotel I will look atthem Have a great day.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: Have fun at Tory Island - and I hope you do get the chance to play this evening.

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  6. The cheer of the crowd roared as the cart came tumbling down the road. The panoramic view and the various colors in the sky should have left me feeling peaceful but my devilish nature gave me no rest. It was all but a dream and as I awoke I realized I had been drowning in sleep.

    I happily joined in :)

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    1. DeniseinVA: I would love to know just what your devilish nature led you to do (while keeping you from your rest). And thank you for playing. And using the phrase which has been bothering me.

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  7. Hmmm, give me a wee while to ponder...

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    1. Jacquelineand...: Take as long as you need.

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  8. The young girl was full of cheer riding in the back of the cart taking in the panoramic views of the town below dreaming up devilish pranks to play when she arrived.

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    1. Linda Starr: I hope they weren't toooo devilish.

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  9. I love "drowning in sleep". I often feel like that. Not sure that it's a good thing.

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    1. Carol: I don't know where it came from, but it has been lurking in my head for days. Wishful thinking? And yes, I am not entirely sure it is good either.

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  10. I would love "drowning in sleep." Pass the shut-eye, please!

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    1. River Fairchild: If I manage to trap the sleep fairy I am not sharing. Or letting her go. Or not immediately anyway.

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  11. Sliding into dreams of the psychedelic type, arm firmly across her eyes, protecting them from the late morning sun. Regretting, feebly, the late night spent in illustrious -and lusty- company, whilst the sound of cars humming along the freeway lulled her deeper... A faint, last, flavour of cherry liquer, the tickle of feline fur against her forearm, and she was gone; drowning in the sleep of the young and beautiful.

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    1. Jacquelineand...: Oooh. That does sound good. Worth drinking cheery liqueur for - which says a lot.

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  12. Hmm. An interesting phrase. Words get stuck in my head too.

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    1. M Pax: I think it is my non musical self's ear worm equivalent. And this one has stayed with me for days. I am hoping that someone will write an escape route for it.

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  13. Carol said exactly what I was going to say - I like the idea of drowning in sleep, but not sure that is supposed to be a good thing. :)

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    1. Lynn: Snap. I am prepared to risk it though.

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  14. The psychedelic sound of the illustrious Tickle Fairy flavored her morning breakfast: some type of omelet. Turkey, perhaps. Soon she was drowning in sleep.

    I hope you find yourself blissfully drowning in sleep, EC.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: The illustrious Tickle Fairy? Love it. A truly dangerous breed.

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  15. The Cheer Cart announced its arrival noisily. Bells clanged from its eaves. A parrot chattered devilishly from its perch up front. Out front, its sole proprietor pulled the cart, rickshaw style, into town and set up business immediately as people were gathering round, anxious to buy. And why not? The news is always bad, it seems, from climate rages, to crime and gang warfare and poverty everywhere, still kicked into the shadows by some and denied outright by others. The Cheer Carts' various remedies were displayed in panoramic 360, on shelves that dropped down, two levels of them, all around the cart. Once the proprietor dropped down the shelves and slid open the windows on each side from inside, reached up and rang the big bell, the Cheer Cart was officially open for business. "Step up, ladies and gents, one and all. Are you down and out, depressed, sad, lacking energy to see yourself through today? Then the Cheer Cart has everything you might need! Step right up!" And step up they did.

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    1. Strayer: I would too. And buy some to store for later as well. I love this - thank you.

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  16. I admired the panoramic view from the hill before jumping in my cart and offering a devilish grin to the competitor next to me. There was a gunshot and I sped down the hill, dodging the various obstacles. A cheer erupted as I crossed the finish line first. My joy was short-lived as I went speeding into the lake. I struggled for a moment then my eyes opened. No water. I was only drowning in sleep.
    And that is the first time I have ever written from a prompt.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: I am privileged - and loved your contribution. The competitive element had been missing.

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  17. It gives me great cheer when I find the right things to place in my cart, which opens my eyes in this panoramic view all around me with the various devilish things I've found.

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    1. Lon Anderson: So many different perspectives from the same prompts. It is wonderful - thank you. And all of us love finding the 'right' thing to go in our cart.

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  18. I love it, the second one, it's a lot like me.

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    1. Bob Bushell: So long as you are having fun.

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  19. I love the phrase. That's how I feel sometimes, drowning in my sleep. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: I wish I did. I am glad you know that deep sleep though.

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  21. I woke up with a start. I felt like I’d been drowning in my sleep. I had an annoying tickle in my throat.

    I think the remaining flavour and a little piece of nut from the devilish almond-filled dark chocolate I sneakily devoured before going to sleep not only caused the tickle, but it caused the type of psychedelic dream I found myself having. It was a dream filled with illustrious colours and sounds.

    Wow! At one point I was being pushed in a cart by various strange people I didn’t recognise. A loud cheer went up as the strangers guided me along a winding, narrow mountain road surrounded by endless panoramic views.

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    1. Lee: Oooh. I am glad that the strangers were less devilish than the chocolate and cheered you on. Love it.

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  22. Drowning in DREAMS!


    ( '>
    /))
    //""

    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  23. Drowning in DREAMS!


    ( '>
    /))
    //""

    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    1. Cloudia: So long as they are all good dreams.

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  25. So many great contributions here! :)

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    1. River: Aren't there? It is wonderful.

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    1. Stephanie Faris: I wish I could. I really, really wish I could. My dark self is wondering whether nightmares could drown me in sleep though - permanently.

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  27. Drowning in sleep
    is better than Drowning in wine!! xx

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    1. My Inner Chick: Some days drowning in wine has charm. The wake-up doesn't though.

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  28. I have been absent for most of today. I LOVED coming home and finding all these talented takes on the prompts. Thank you one and all.

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  29. Right now Oklahoma and Texas have little cheer as we are under constant flood alerts. Our rivers and streams overflow their banks and already tickle the doors of homes and businesses. Drowning in our sleep is a good possibility.

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    1. Grannie Annie: I have seen some coverage of those downpours. Beyond scary. My heart goes out to everyone affected. And my gratitude to all the many 'first responders'...

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  30. I think many would go with 'drowning in sleep'

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  31. With a sleeping disorder that I have, "drowning in sleep" sounds really nice right about now.

    Just wanted to let you know I'll still be stopping by and reading your blog as well as enjoying your magnificent photos. I have disabled comments on my page since I'm flooded with "spell casters to get back your ex" types of comments that are almost at book-length. It's gotten to be so much that it's not even worth having the comments anymore because it floods my email which goes straight to my phone. So I left the comment section in my Facebook page where I post. I know you're not a fan of Facebook. ;) But, I am still going to be visiting and saying hello! :)

    Hope you're doing well.

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    1. Deb: Thanks for stopping by. I have seen some of those comments. Hiss and spit.
      And yes, I would love, love, love to get enough sleep. Somedays drowning in it has a lot of charm.

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  32. I would love to drown in sleep. Just in sleep itself.

    These words produced some great posts!!

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    1. Susan Kane: Another one suffering from sleep deprivation? I am so sorry.
      And yes, there have been some amazing uses of the words. Which is wonderful.

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  33. Hi Sue,

    Oh my, the additional thought along with word prompt theme. If when drowning in sleep. you are thrown a life jacket, rather than an anchor, there is something to be said for sleep. Sometimes, I think of sleep as the only freedom that I know.

    Be well, my kind friend.

    Gary

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    1. klananie: Dear Gary. Sleep is an elusive and fabulous beast. And for the exhausted in mind and body a wonderful thing.
      I so hope that you are coming out the other side of your mystery illness.

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  34. Drowning in sleep... or was that a Tickle of a lie, I find myself in your Illustrious company again, EC :)

    The Sound of Music is not one of my favorite movies, but I know it's the Flavour of the month for many people.


    It may appear that I have been munching on Psychedelic mushrooms, but I assure you I am not that Type.

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    Have a fun, relaxing weekend :)
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    'drowning in sleep...'

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    1. Mark Koopmans: You are welcome any time you come by - with or without the mushrooms. Sound of Music? Nah, not for me. Schmaltz.
      And a wonderful weekend to you and yours.

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  35. Drowning in sleep sounds like a peaceful way to go. :)

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Susan: I have heard that drowning in liquid is also a pleasant way to go, but having had a mouthful or six of water in the past I would dispute it. I wonder whether if I were to drown in sleep whether it would set the nightmares free...

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  36. Lovely of you to take the mantle of writing prompts! I kind of want to include a "cheer cart" in my next story now.

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    1. John Wiswell: I would LOVE to see a cheer cart in your next story. And standing in for Delores seems only fair. Turn and turn about...

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  37. Hi at last I have got a minute to do the 'word' thing.

    I always found it devilish difficulty to choose between the various models on Panoramic cameras to know which one was the best to buy but finally I chose one, clicked the button adding it to my cart and give a cheer of relief.


    I often wondered what type of person the illustrious Mr, Clarence Jones really was and in fact what would tickle his fancy as he was known to use psychedelic drugs altering his consciousness in the perception of artwork and sound effects in music.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: Thank you for finding the time in your (very) busy life to play with Wednesday's words. Love them both. And don't think I want to know what tickles a psychedelic drug users fancy. Best not to know...

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