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, and mixing and matching is encouraged.
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 this month and I am providing them.
you to everyone who put their hands up to provide the prompts next
year. I have takers until July and November 2021 has been claimed but
the rest of the
year is free. River and Messymimi have said that they will take more
than one month but I would really like to hear from more of you.
I can fill next year's schedule with those who have volunteered (and particularly those who have said they will do multiple months but different people provide such different prompts which really test our
This week's prompts are a little different. In an idle moment I realised that a LOT of our common idioms include animals in them. I am going to list some of the more common (in English at least) phrases and would really like to see what you can do with them - and particularly if you can create a story which involves different common phrases and/or animals. Feel free to mix and match - or to introduce different phrases of your own:
- Has the cat got your tongue?
- Curiosity killed the cat.
- Let the cat out of the bag.
- Dog tired.
- Sick as a dog.
- Like a dog with two tails.
- The elephant in the room.
- A one-trick pony.
- Open a can of worms.
- Busy as a bee.