Saturday Mix Lucky Dip 7th January

Sarah is our host for the MLMM Saturday Mix and we have a whole new load of challenges coming up.
Sarah says:
For this challenge, I will be using “Rory’s Story Cubes” to generate 9 random “ideas” for inclusion in your response. I use story cubes with my students at school and just like the lucky dips from our childhood, you never know what you’re going to get! You need to use a minimum of 5 cubes, or for an extra challenge, try and use all 9. The cubes can be interpreted any way you like and for your response it is your choice to use poetry or prose.Okey dokey then……….
She was running late because she’d got so engrossed in her book, she almost missed the flight!
The story was a mass of chess moves, a whodunnit of the highest order with red herrings, twists and throwaway characters coming out of every chapter. It had been hard to put down and she was waiting to see if her ‘culprit’ was the female of the iffy heritage referred to by her family as The Poison Dwarf.
Racing down to arrivals, she saw her aunt coming out of the line with her small wheeled carry on suitcase. She was now using a walking stick since her stroke the previous year, and her face lit up like a rainbow of smiles when she saw her niece holding a small posy of her favourite flowers in welcome.

My words used for the cube were:
flowers, book, late (clock), chess, rainbow, poison, flight, iffy heritage (DNA), and walking stick.

Hope you enjoyed my tale for this fun challenge!


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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13 Responses to Saturday Mix Lucky Dip 7th January

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    That was so fun, I loved those cubes, they gave so much room to build your tale

  2. glyn40wilton says:

    Some of those were harder to spot than others while reading. I got them in the ‘end’ though 🙂

  3. murisopsis says:

    Sounds like a great read… Glad she didn’t miss the arrival!

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