Three Word Wednesday: November 3

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Each week, I post three words. You write something using the words.
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This week's words:

abrupt, kernel, wield

Julianne yanked the duvet off the bed, sending a swirl of dust into the air. After her fit of what her family always called "chihuahua" sneezes subsided, she returned to the task of stripping the bed a little more cautiously. An hour of wielding a can of Pledge and more than one dust rag left her with a room she could live with--at least for the weekend.

A creak in the hallway caused her to hold her breath, waiting for ...what? The other shoe to drop? A knock on the door? A ghostly voice saying, "Trick or treat"? With an abrupt shake of her head, she flung the door open and found nothing. Just an empty hallway and dust motes dancing in the shaft of sunlight that streamed through the open window.

She had turned to head down stairs when she paused as a kernel of memory forced its way into her mind's eye. When she had come up, the window had been closed.


For our daily "How alike are Marianne and Judy" Quiz:

The Good Life is in Your Big Picture

You like nothing more than kicking back and relaxing. And you think you've earned it!

You really value your leisure time, and you are the type of person who pursues many interests.

While you don't think money will make you happy, it can keep you busy for a while... and that's appealing.

You're not ashamed of wanting the very best in life, and you'll probably get it.


Rinkly Rimes said…
I have heart-stopping moments like that. They usually result in my calling out 'Is that you?' I don't know how that would help!
jaerose said…
What an atmospheric story - it was beautifully underplayed and left me with a shiver..Jae
Happy Halloween!
pia said…
Love the detail--from the duvet cover to the ending
Linda Jacobs said…
The same thing happened to me last week. I swear someone was in my truck! You evoke goosebumps very well!
ThomG said…
Great use of the flash concept. You know what's going on, but maybe you don't. I like the pacing of this.
AW said…
"chihuahua" sneezes - ha, my daughter does that!
Julianne should leave. That is one brave girl! :)
Anonymous said…
Ooh, neat, strong images and a nice spooky little twist.
Shail said…
Oooh that's spooky in a subtle way. Well written.
Anonymous said…
Thanks :)
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