Words announced in November: tinsel, wings, staircase, scream, green


                                                                                 Entomology Phobia

                                                                                      Chuck Webber

Standing at the top of our staircase, my wife spotted a glistening green six-legged beetle dragging by his left rear leg a foot-long string of Christmas tree tinsel.  It commenced spreading its wings to fly, unknowingly inspiring a scream which jolted even our neighbors. 


                                                                                  Mother of the Year

                                                                                         Coy Roper

 She put the tinsel over the angel's wings and started up the staircase.  A green monster met her.  She screamed.  It said, "Don't be afraid.  You've won the Monster Mother of the Year award.  Here's your prize."  

He handed her a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.  "Don't take it all at once."

                                                                           All is Calm....All is Bright

                                                                                     Linda Gordon

Lofty staircase climbing...

   Star placement...reaching...leaning...

Flapping wings pantomiming...

   Silent screams quick convening.


           Green boughts bending,

A prickly path providing...

   Friction toward the floor descending...

Landing like a Santa gift

            Already wrapped for Christmas Eve

In blinking lights and tinsel drift...

                     A silent night reprieve.

That's all for this year!  As long as our members continue to enjoy these little Flash Spotlight word challenges, we'll be back in February with new submissions!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone in Abilene Writers Guild!

At our monthly meetings, members are given five words with which to write and submit a story or a poem  in 50 words or less using those five words.  If you want to participate in the fun, then join Abilene Writers Guild and your submission might be published here and/or on our our Facebook Page!

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