Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017


These WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY were provided by Cindi Summerlin of LETTING WORDS ESCAPE.   Give it your best shot.  I did. 

1. Electricity
2. Grief
3. Laboratory
4. Slaughterhouse
5. Kiss
6. Amuse


1. Melancholy
2. Murder
3. Ravine
4. Laugh
5. Sensations
6. Violent

And this great picture!

     HURRICANE FANTASY by Granny Annie

    It looked like the hurricane would leave us without electricity for a very long time. Ron tried to tell me that our loss was nothing like the grief being caused others. They were losing homes and there would be some loss of life. We huddled together in the dark.

    Our good friends and neighbors Richard and June had found their life's work in the laboratory had all been destroyed. The remains appeared to be a slaughterhouse.We knew they would probably exchange a kiss when they saw it and give thanks they were alive. Even in the darkest of the night Richard would try to amuse June with stories of their most pleasant memories.

    Richard and June told us later that while the wait for power did seem the least of their worries, they could not achieve melancholy. They knew that looters were already moving from one home to another robbing and perhaps even committing murder. They said they decided to wait out the remainder of the storm in a ravine behind what was left of their home. Perhaps they would be safer there. The did Laugh when they told us that, but we could not see any humor in their situation. I felt sensations of goosebumps as they talked about the
    violent night.

    Thankfully they were safe in the morning light as were we. Rescue teams were pouring in from everywhere. The four of us were happy to be alive.


  1. A great use of the words in a story so many people can relate to now, well done Annie I like what you did here.

  2. A very realistic story based on current events. Great use of the words.

  3. Wow. Excellent use of the words, and having been through several hurricanes, I could really relate.

  4. This was a good one, indeed.

  5. Lovely. Close to home for many, and all the better for it.

  6. Quite an experience for all concerned Annie. Here's hoping it's one you don't come across in real life ~ Cathy

    Cathy @ Still Waters

  7. A great job with the words, Annie. One can relate.

  8. You've used this week's words very well Annie.

  9. Ties right in with the sad headlines and shows what those of us who have survived such storms that being well and alive are all that really matters and that humor helps to deal with the rest.