Week 4 – Summer, Short & Sweets – West of Wimple Willow Way

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Phew! Week 4. I`m half-way to the finish line when I realize I’m supposed to say something about sweets. I’m on a continual diet. Sorry, no sweets for me.

Badge created by Loni Edwards

Here is Susanna Leonard Hill’s challenge:

Take it away, Susanna.

“Pick a letter – any letter! – the first letter of your name, a letter you like the shape of, a letter you like the sound of – any letter!

Got one?

Now, pick a name that starts with that letter.  This will be your character.

Now, write us 50 – 100 words (more if you like, but 50 – 100 will do of a story about this character. But here’s the challenge: you have to use as many words as possible that start with the letter you chose!  Nouns, verbs, adjectives, people, places, descriptions, actions, and things – see how many words that start with your letter that you can work into your story. It does not have to be a complete story (although it can be if you want), just get started and see where it goes. You might be surprised at the directions you go trying to use words that begin with your letter!”

One wild and windy Wednesday

Wayward Wally whale wavered

Winding up in warm waters

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

Wee Wanda wobbled to the wharf

With her whirl-a-wig a whirling

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

Wiry Willy waltzed toward the waif

Whittling weird Walnut wood 

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

A wicked weasel Willy was

Wielding his Walnut weapon

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

Wanda winced when Willy wanted

Her whirl-a-wig a whirling

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

Wattlebird’s warbled witty warnings

Wally whale whacked the water

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

Whoosh! Whitecaps wiped out Willy

“Waa!” he whined and wailed

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

Willy waded waterlogged through weeds

While Wally whale winked at Wanda

West of Wimple Willow Way

 

One wild and windy Wednesday

Wee Wanda waved and wondered

Would wayward Wally Whale windup

West of Wimple Willow Way?

(180 Words)

Oops, over by 80 words. Coming up with words beginning with the letter “W” proved challenging.

This story needs work, but an idea to fluff up this story popped into my brain.

I would’ve preferred to include different lettered words and use more dialogue.

An example might be: “Down at Wimple Willow Bay.”

If you have ideas that would help me expand on this story, I`d love to hear from you.

Have you ever seen a whale? Can you relate to Wee Wanda? Did Wiry Willy receive his just desserts?

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About Tracy Campbell

Tracy Campbell is a published artist of calendars, wrapping paper, and gift cards, and as an author of how-to-paint magazine articles, her happy heart sings again sharing the work of her hands through "Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love (Art and Soul Therapy for Kids-At-Heart)". When Tracy's not writing, she loves to sharpen pencils, flip open paint lids, and yank off marker caps to create whimsical works of art just for ewe. Customers say her art is sweet and so warm the designs might leap off the page and land right in your heart. She lives with her hubby and fur baby in Wasaga Beach (the Canadian tourist town known for having the longest freshwater beach in the world). Tracy is also a rare breed dog owner, chocoholic, motorcycle mamma, antique lover, and a collector of roosters and sheep (thankfully, not live ones).

13 responses »

  1. A whale of a tale! Yes, I have seen whales…in CA we sailed on a whaling sightseeing ship in which I got seasick. I like how you managed a storyline on this short & sweet!

    • You lucky lady, seeing whales, not so lucky when it comes to being seasick.
      Something I’ll add to my bucket list.
      I’ve experienced seasickness on a Catamaran. No fun when you turn green.
      I didn’t see your post up yet.
      Thanks Tina

  2. Delightful ditty! Believe it or not, my husband and I do this (and other versions with rhyming words or using a word in as many ways as we can) simply for fun because we’re kind of silly that way. I love your creativity!

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