Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Words for Wednesday




This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Computer issues led her to bow out for a while.  The meme was too much fun to let go, and now Words for Wednesday is provided by a number of people and has become a movable feast. 

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...  We can use some or all of the prompts.

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, which includes cheering on the other participants.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


The prompts will be here again this month but are provided by Margaret Adamson, and her friend Sue Fulton.  They also include photographs taken by Margaret's friend Bill Dodds.

This week's prompts are:




  1. Off one's rocker

And/or

  1. Hit the sack

Have fun.

116 comments:


  1. "I decided to HIT THE SACK early last night so I could wake up early to begin working on this week’s Wednesday Words; but, upon seeing them, one would have to be OFF ONE’S ROCKER trying to build a lengthy story around the prompts.

    Having given every excuse in the world to put off starting the housework, I’ve now got no excuses left. It’s time to grab the vacuum cleaner!"

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    1. Yep, i use every excuse to put off the housework, too!

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    2. Lee: Housework is evil. It should be stopped.

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    3. The good thing about housework (or maybe it's the bad thing) is, if you don't do it today you can always do it tomorrow because it's always there.

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  2. After climbing up onto a bale of hay, Jerome hit the sack with all his might with no result. None at all. He stepped off. One's rocker blocked his vision and he tumbled into the corn bin. Dang. Jerome would try again tomorrow. Gotta get rid of that rocker, he perused.

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    1. Hahahahaha! Jerome will go off his rocker if he can't get rid of it, Susan!

      Fun! :)

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    2. ...one's old rocker...change that.

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    3. Susan Kane: This is fun. I hope tomorrow is better for Jerome.

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    4. Shaking head for poor ole Jerome.
      Good job, Susan:)

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  3. Everyone thought I was off my rocker, but I know how to rock a guitar just fine!

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    1. That's the best rocker of all. As my children's music teacher used to say, a guitar is a chick magnet!

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    2. Alex J. Cavanaugh: You do indeed. And rock rather a lot of other roles too.

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    3. Music is the language of all.

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    4. Heh. I bet you do, Alex.

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  4. Ha. I got up 'off my rocker' very early last night and 'hit the sack'. So true because that's exactly what I did.

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    1. mxtodis123: I wish I had. I was off my rocker and stayed up way past my bed-time.

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    2. And i am also up too late right now. It's not too smart of me.

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    3. Up late now, and really wishing I could hit the sack!

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    4. That was my wish last night and will be writing about it but unfortunately it did not happen!

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  5. Jack was torn.
    Whichever path he took someone would say he was wrong. If they were polite they would say one was 'Off one's rocker to take that approach'.
    He was young. Footloose. Fancy free.
    So, did he hit the books so he could hit the ground running? Or did he hit the bottle each night before hitting the sack.
    Hit the panic button and study his heart out? Or hit the skids and rock bottom.
    Hit the road, or hit the brakes?
    Decisions, decisions, decisions.

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    1. And decision making never goes away...

      I'm sure Jack made the right decision...and also made some wrong ones along the way. We all have and do. :)

      Good one, EC. :)

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    2. He will choose so many times in life, i hope most of the choices are to his help not his hurt.

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    3. A coin toss, a roll of the dice. No matter what we do there are always decisions.

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    4. Everyday we all make choices, some are good, some are bad but hopefully we learn from the bad ones, not to repeat them

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    5. Hi EC - I hope his first choice is a good one - that will hold him in good stead - cheers Hilary

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    6. Hit the bottle or hit the books.
      Decisions, decisions indeed.

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  6. I will have a think and get back to you but if I don't before I hit the sack, it might be a blessing as I'm off my rocker late at night.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merlesworld: Big smiles. I am pretty certain a lot of us are off our rockers. Often.

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  7. Sadly, I shall decline to join in as I'm having a moment of being off my rocker so I should hit the sack.

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    1. Jayne: You are so not alone.

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    2. Now this is how I felt last evening and hopefully will be writing a story about it (soon)

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  8. Many of us may be off our rockers to be up late at night.

    This is a true story.

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    1. messymimi: I will be over to check it out shortly.

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    1. Cindi Summerlin: I look forward to reading yours very shortly too.

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  10. Gee whizzz, can't think of many words for those two :)

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel: No rush.

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    2. I know you will come up with something soon Margaret

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  11. "Off one's rocker" was the general consensus as I waxed lyrical about the joys of brush painting and the fabulousness that would ensue, but hours, nay, days later, I had to concede they were right. I must have been off my rocker so start this project. I stared at the mess a while longer, then hit the sack and fell asleep instantly, to dream of perfectly coloured and polished antique tables and cabinets.

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    1. River: How I wish that this wasn't a true story.

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    2. The furniture refinishing blues.

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    3. This may be true but at least you tried. Failure is ONLY when you do not try something.

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    4. Win some, and try again with some. You wove it into a story very well.

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    5. I'm sure your furniture turned out beautiful. I love to refinish old pieces.

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  13. Last week I spell-o-taped the knocker
    and switched off the telephone,
    you may think I was off my rocker
    but I just wanted to rest alone.

    I'd done some heavy lifting back to back
    Oh it was time, high time to hit the sack...

    Matters grey and white inside my brain
    got knotted and clotted with the work -
    my eyes spun, my fingers went insane,
    my laps and tops and tips went berserk.

    But it's done now, I'm refreshed and I'm back
    time to rise and shine and not hit the sack.

    Short and sweet prompts this Wednesday :)

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    1. You wound both very nicely into this poem. Well done.

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    2. After all the A to Z, i can imagine you did need to hit the sack. Very good poem!

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    3. Excellent Nila ... clever - cheers Hilary

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    4. Nilanjana Bose: How I love this.

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  14. Interesting prompts this week and a lot of great replies to it. I'll get to work on it.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what u come up with.

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    2. only slightly confused: Echoing Margaret.

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  15. My dad kept a pint of moonshine whiskey in a paper bag under the front seat of his old pickup truck. He used the moonshine for medicinal purposes.
    Whenever he felt puny, he would “hit the sack.”
    It worked better than a visit to the doctor.
    R

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    1. There were many of the old hill country folk who did this, and many of them lived to a ripe old age. He was certainly not off his rocker for doing it!

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    2. Rick Watson: It was rum in my father's cade.

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  16. Hello there
    Can never keep it brief so mine will be on the blog first thing in the morning
    Cathy

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    1. Cathy: I am looking forward to it. I am heading out shortly, but it will be a treat when I get home again.

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  17. These are fun and to the point! Hugs...

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    1. RO: They are a lot of fun aren't they? And some day you will join us.

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  18. I enjoy these but alas I don’t have time to join this week.

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    1. Denise in VA: Not a problem. Have a great week.

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  19. 1. Hi EC ... Off one's rocker

    There were no rockers, the beach stretched onwards - the tide was out; blue sky reflected in the river as it meandered towards the sea.

    An outing ... a fun day out - the kids jumping across the rocky shore, tidal pools to explore - the child-minder was relaxed, sandwiches and drinks had been consumed ... everyone was content.

    She moved along the rocks to a larger one balanced precariously above a tiny precipice to watch the tide swirl in ...

    Then realised she was stuck as the tide came in, thankfully the kids were safe ... until they realised she was in trouble ...

    ... she rocked with worry ... the outcrop tipped off, splodge and splash, a scream ... she went down with the rock ... no-one knew she was off her rocker ....

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: Oooh. That was totally unexpected. Dark and delightful.

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    2. A very different tack Hilary and I like it

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    3. Yikes!
      Well done, Hilary.

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  20. Fun phrases! I wish I could hit the sack as I'm running on about five hours of sleep. Heh.

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    1. Cherie Reich: I hope you get some sleep soon.

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  21. Believe it or not 2 TRUE stories!


    Once a month a group of us go to a film show that a U3A member organises and last night we all set off to see "The Bombshell". We always start with having nibbles and a glass of wine.

    Although I had heard of Hedy Lamarr, the beautiful film star, I never knew she was a very talented inventor and had an untutored brilliance in science and engineering. With her friend, composer George Antheil, she submitted a patent for a secure communications “frequency hopping” technology that the US Navy was to use after the patent’s lapse without paying her and that was to become the basis for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

    I will not spoil the film by telling you anymore about it, however after the wine and a very busy day, I struggled to keep awake and although it was a fascinating film, all I could think about was to go home as quick as possible when the film ended and HIT THE SACK.

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    Now about a year and a half ago I contacted 4 other friends to see if they wanted to start a group to go out for a coffee and scones. So group “Sconners” was born. I am the Senior Sconner, being the oldest, better known as SS, then I have a second in command ( SSIC) a third in command ( STIC) then SPAR who is my Personal Sconner's Assistant Reporter (yes I know a bit of a mouthful) and finally SPAM ( he is suppose to take any minutes). In fact he doesn't, SPAR seems to do all that. We already have had our AGM travelling in Dublin, ( having scones in the train) followed by a gorgeous lunch in a up market restaurant in College Green, near Trinity College.

    At normal Sconners meeting we take it in turn to pick a different venue but only the driver knows where we are going as we all like surprises. At each Sconners meeting, SPAR, hands us an A4 Sheet that we all have to mark out of 10, with different headings, like ambience, value for money,size, texture etc and then at the AGM, SPAR worked out which coffee shop has won and the person who took us there, gets a cup, certificate and framed photograph of a lovely scone.

    I know by now, not only are you thinking I am OFF ONE's ROCKER but all 5 of us are! However, we all have great fun, have found many different coffee shops and sampled gorgeous scones. What’s not to like!

    This Friday is my turn to have the next meeting but I cannot tell you were that will be - it's a secret!

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    1. Margaret Adamson: Love both of your stories. And can only say 'rock on'.

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    2. both of your stories are great fun and I love the Sconners. Once upon a time I was an OWIT (old woman in training) with a similar group in Florida. I was the youngest of all of them, and actually outgrew them ... but that is another story.

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  22. Hit the sack, Jack
    I'll be back with a snack
    Don't give me flack
    I tend to pack
    and that's just...Ack!
    Real verses I lack
    I just stopped at Pat Hatt's
    he makes me silly like that.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Pat Hatt would be proud to have influenced you. And I am smiling at your verse. Fun never goes astray.

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  23. Posted this morning- you'll find it

    Here


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    1. Cathy: I am home again and off to visit.

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  24. Seems to be a good one. But i am not so creative:)

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    1. Weekend-Windup: I am sure you are not giving yourself enough credit.

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  25. Hey,
    Is it snowing down there?

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    1. kylie: Not yet, though temperatures plummeted. And I believe there was some sleet in town earlier today.

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  26. Mine is up on my blog now...I was lazy and only used one prompt...now I feel guilty after reading all your creations so I may go back and do an amendment.

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    1. only slightly confused: I loved your take on the prompt. As always.

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  27. Man........literally tough chpice. They go hand in hand.
    I may have to avoid words on this. Lol

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    1. Harlynn: Margaret and her friends have tested us this month - but I am loving the results.

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  28. I've chosen. Posted. Thanks for the awesome topics!! Well...thanksto Margaret!
    Was on the darker writing genre. I like it.

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    1. Harlynn: Thank you for joining us. Your take is very, very sad. And not uncommon.

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  29. OOO! Brevity rules the day! <3

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    1. Cloudia: Some people have been brief, and others have not. There has been some incredible creativity though.

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  30. I hit the sack early last night but it didn't matter. I still felt exhausted when I up. Maybe I'm off my rocker, but the older I get, the more sleep I want!

    Elsie

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    1. Well said, Elsie. I can sure relate to it. Heh.

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    2. Elsie Amata: Snap. I don't remember the last time I felt I had enough sleep.

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  31. Oh this weeks prompts so short and sweet have provided some great writing ...
    Well done to all.

    I'm not really taking part other than to say the phrase 'off my rocker' bought back happy memories of my grandparents one of there favourite sayings ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: Thank you. My parents both used that phrase too.

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  32. Excellent read!!! Way to go everyone!
    Big Hugs EC!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Thank you so much. We really appreciate your comments.

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  33. I fell off my rocker and hit the sack.

    Um...maybe I should work on this! ;-)

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    1. Sandi: Yay. Short and too the point. I wonder where next week's prompts will take you.

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  34. Bravo to all commenters here. The comments are so restive.. I enjoyed reading it though I have no talent to write. 😊

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    1. Small Kucing: I suspect you have more talent than you realise.

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  35. LOL...loved Sandi's comment above using both prompts. . Thanks for swinging by a few days ago. I'm slowly making some progress with the walking.

    On of these days, I must try my hand with your prompts.

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    1. sandy: I hope you can play - and am glad that your walking is improving.

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