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
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.’