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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

WFW SEASONS NON-GREETINGS

It is time for WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY.  Word prompts provided by Elephant's Child today.  Go to her site for the words and to read stories posted in the comment section or to find direction to other blogs using the prompts.  

Here is my story.


SEASONS NON-GREETINGS by Granny Annie

The weather is under constant change. My allergies and asthma are running rampant and leave me feeling ancient and bedraggled.

It is fortunate most of the time to live in the country but this blending season is the most harsh. After the first freeze, the Winter months will become easier on my allergies. Thankfully I maintain a small garden, growing cures for most of my ailments. It is time now to bring it inside and I plan to do that in the afternoon.

This morning the cats await their food. I put on my jacket and cap and head out the door. The dogs are excited because they know we are all going outside.

We leave the house and suddenly the dogs break into a frenzied run toward the main road. They are barking loudly. I stop and narrow my eyes to evaluate the situation. What are they afraid of?

What could arouse the pups this early in the day? I felt far too frail to keep up with them and my cough was growing worse. I remembered that last night was Halloween and feared teenagers had executed some dastardly plan as they did every year.

Both dogs halted in front of the Stop sign at the end of the dusty road. The words “Everything” had been written under the word STOP. Kind of clever I thought. Then I noticed all the herbs and tiny flowers from my garden had been torn up and were decorating the sign, hanging in an unwieldy manner.

Video surveillance surrounds my property but I am never able to capture the vandals who pull tricks on me every year. Perhaps if I start giving out treats they will leave me alone. For now, with my lovely garden gone, I am left to purchase store remedies for my asthma and allergies.



12 comments:

  1. Great use of words! Good post!

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  2. Good job.....miserable Halloween pranksters.

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  3. Great use of the words, and curses on those tricksters!!!

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  4. Good tale, you captured the angst perfectly.

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  5. Good job!! A bit intimidating. I may give it a try this afternoon.

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  6. Nicely done Granny Annie, sad about the garden being ripped up, I think perhaps handing out treats might be the way to go in future.

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  7. I am so sad for your garden - and loved your use of the prompts.

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  8. These aren't tricks they are vandalism! We never used to have this carry on when I was young but now it's rampant. Have to say I really hate Halloween. Bah humbug!!!!!

    Yesterday my daughter bought sweets for the children and put them in a bowl in the living room for her children to give out as she was going out for an hour to feed her horses. When she came back the front door was wide open and the sweets plus bowl had gone. Her children had left the front door unlocked and been upstairs watching telly. The same thing had happened to the family next door!
    I suppose they were lucky nothing else had disappeared. They have two new kittens who could have easily got out and got lost.

    Roll on Christmas!

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  9. Great use of words but hated the ending. What mean, destructive little twerps. They could have stopped with the sign painting and been ahead.

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  10. I agree...great use of the words. Well done, Annie. :)

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  11. I have yet to experience one of those Halloween pranksters.

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  12. Yep, I would scream if my plants got wrecked! Sorry that happened to you! You don't deserve it!

    Reminds me of the year being a teen-ager with friends dressed up in best clothes of suede, then got egged! Clothes ruined!

    Stupid pranks n bored kids...

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