Take Seven : 7th February

Welcome to these week’s Take Seven which is a bit later than normal.

Our 21 words in the Three Things Challenge this time were:
aisle, cell, copy, cream, demolish, frame, funny, guilt, hamper, hand, hide, holly, paper, penny, shadow, single, stone, stool, swoop, tripod, willow

Here’s my little tale:

Her delicate frame was encased in a cream smock, hand embroidered by her grandmother.  She walked up the stone paved aisle, her shadow elongating with each step, a single goal in mind.
The tripod was in her sights, atop which lay the hamper of donated goodies for the tombola.
When she reached it, the paper thereon said tickets were a shilling. She only had a penny.
She couldn’t hide her disappointment and retraced her steps to sit on the stool underneath the willow tree, where she watched the starlings swoop in uniformed displays. Like a single cell they moved gracefully through the sky. Taking a pencil and pad from her smock pocket, she began to copy the intricate patterns in the wood, but drew holly leaves into her work.
A passer by asked to see, and smiled when he saw her picture.
‘What’s so funny Sir,? she enquired.
‘Nothing,’ he replied with a twinge of guilt. ‘It’s just a shame that in a few months they will demolish this building and things like your drawings will be all that are left.’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Take Seven : 7th February

  1. Nicely done Di, good use of the words – would you mind if l had a play with all these words together?

  2. Carol Anne says:

    clever! thats a great little story!

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