Words for Wednesday #2
During the month of April, I will be hosting Words for Wednesday. Elephant Child asked me to host the April event. This event was started by Delores who needed to bow out for her own reasons and is currently hosted by various bloggers. The goal of Words for Wednesday is to encourage individuals to write using some or all of the prompts provided.
If you wish to participate, you may write one in the comments or take it to your own blog. Let us know if you are writing one at your blog.
This week’s prompt list is:
Additional words (should you wish to use them.)
Here is my try with the words from the first list.
A Dog Named Lucky
“I wish I had a dog,” Max said.
“I wish I had marshmallows,” Chester said, stirring the fire with a pointy stick he’d carved with his pocket knife. “What would you do with a dog?”
“I’d name her Lucky.”
“That’s a dumb name. Girl dogs are not named Lucky.”
The small crackling fire lit up the area where they sat, but not much of the river nearby.
Max stood up from the rock, used as a seat, and looked up at the black sky and its distant twinkling stars. “You don’t know anything about dogs. Do you have a dog?”
“No, but if I did, I wouldn’t name it Lucky. That’s a name you call a dog if you know they are lucky.”
“A name does not explain a person or a dog. I am naming my dog Lucky.”
“We’d better go home before we get in trouble. It’s creepy out here.”
“You’re just scared of the dark. A dog would protect us.”
“Whatever!” Chester said, kicking dirt over the flames.
It was then they heard something crashing through the woods. “Maxine Rose! You were supposed to be home a half hour ago. Dad is searching for you,” her older sister yelled.
“I told you to call me Max.”
“What have you been doing?”
“She’s been naming a dog that she doesn’t own just to argue with me,” Chester said. “See you at school tomorrow, Maxie.”
“If you’re lucky,” Max laughed.