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Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Thank you Elephant's Child for the words again this week. Don't ask me why my use of the Words For Wednesday always go in such a strange direction. Perhaps I watch too many murder mysteries on television.

I used the first six words: guest, blowtorch, horizontal, groan, episode, action
(I can't wait to see what the others did with blowtorch.)

DON'T ASK WHY by Granny Annie

This was a special day and
We never would have guessed
The party would be disturbed
By an uninvited guest.

We had been having fun
And laughing on the porch.
As she arrived on her bike
Carrying a blowtorch.

Her black leather jacket
Bore crossbones and a skull.
Disembarking from her ride
The cycle became horizontal.

She staggered toward us
Every one reaching for a phone.
She fired her weapon,
Someone let out a loud groan.

Everything around us
Was beginning to explode.
There was little doubt
This would be a CSI episode.

What moved her to this action?
What caused her to appear
And change a simple gathering
Into a day of terror and fear?


  1. Maybe you should switch to sitcoms, ;)

  2. .....had to be Mean Nadean!!!

  3. Ouch.
    Perhaps she should get an invitation next time. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
    Loved this. Thanks.

  4. Wow, you're darn good at these.

  5. That was good. Could be NCIS? Maybe Ziva?


  6. And once again you nailed it, Annie! :)

  7. Ooooh, should I dial 911?
    Very well done. I'm still working on mine :(

  8. Bravo. Just like the beginning of a Midsummer Murder episode.

  9. Yikes, I was feeling the urge to run.

  10. Way cool use of the prompt. A blowtorch is handy for torching people too I guess.. sounds like the opening scene of a meaty crime thriller, no pun intended.

  11. Maybe she was on the wrong medication?!

    we shouldn't be making excuses for her...