Wednesday, March 14, 2018

To Quote Bigger Girl, “Ya Think?” (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday

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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.


Words for Wednesday is a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.  This month, the prompts are being posted by Delores at Mumblings.

 Here are this weeks prompt words:

caper, scarper, trash, bedlam, seams, penny whistle
glum, charmed, pork, glossy, pride, trench.

He lived to cut a CAPER, and SCARPER off before anyone could catch him.  He took PRIDE in the BEDLAM and TRASH he left in his wake, playing jokes on those he felt lived a CHARMED life.

He liked leaving them GLUM when looking at the ruins of what he thought of as their former GLOSSY existences.

Then the day came, just as he lifted a stolen-right-off-the-BBQ PORK chop to his lips, he heard the sound he never believed in though his mother had warned him from his cradle, the PENNY WHISTLE.  He dropped the chop and ran, but the sound followed him, never in a hurry, never slowing, just steadily coming closer.  When he dropped in a TRENCH and tried to cover himself with leaves, the sound came, not at all fooled by his rags that blended with the brown and drab of autumn’s cast-offs.

The piper was there, and he would have to pay.   


Today is:

Constitution Day -- Andorra

Dietician's Day -- Canada   

Dita e Veres -- Albania (Summer Day)

Festival of Veturius Mamurius -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of armor makers)

Genius Day -- for Einstein, of course

International Ask A Question Day -- because that's what geniuses do

Learn about Butterflies Day -- if you go looking for who started this holiday, you will find out lots about butterflies and nothing about him/her, which i guess makes it a success

National Decoration Day -- Liberia

Moth-er Day -- for all individuals and museums that have moth collections; some websites have this listed as the day before Mother's Day

Mother Tongue Day -- Estonia

National Heroes Day -- Saint Vincent and Grenadines

National Potato Chip Day

National Pi Day - Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.

Runic Half Month Beorc (Birch) begins

Shopping Cart Day -- patent filed today in 1938 by Sylvan Goldman

St. Matilda, Queen of Germany's Day (Patron of dying children, disappointing children, falsely accused people, large families, people ridiculed for their piety, queens, second marriages, widows)

Ten Most Wanted Day -- the FBI started its list this day in 1950

White Day -- China; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan (One month after Valentine's Day, which is the day women give gifts to men; today, the men return the favor.)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Bieber, 1994
Colby O'Donis, 1989
Taylor Hanson, 1983
Grace Park, 1974
Kirby Puckett, 1961
Tamara Tunie, 1959
Rick Dees, 1951
Pam Ayres, 1947
Billy Crystal, 1947
Rita Tushingham, 1942
Michael Caine, 1933
Quincy Jones, 1933
Frank Borman, 1928
S. Truet Cathy, 1921
Hank Ketcham, 1920
Horton Foote, 1916
Les Brown, 1912
Albert Einstein, 1879
Casey Jones, 1864
Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1833
Johann Strauss, Sr., 1804

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"10 Most Wanted"(FBI list), 1950
"The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu"(Comic Opera), 1885
"MacBeth"(Opera), 1847

Today in History:

The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice, 1489
England grants a patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island), 1644
Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen, 1689
Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin, 1794
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded in New York, 1821
Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado premiers in London, 1885
During the Great Blizzard of 1888, New York receives its second largest snowfall on record, 21", 1888
The United States goes on the gold standard, 1900
Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics, 1900
The first theater for rear movie projection is built, in NYC, 1931
A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy, 1964
Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released, 1994
Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle, 1995
The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality, 1997
Over a million Lebanese people take to the streets of Beirut to protest against Syrian military presence, in what comes to be called the Cedar Revolution, 2005
After measuring its spin and parity, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announce they firmly believe the particle discovered in July 2012 is a Higgs boson, 2013


  1. what an interesting place and pleasant sharing!

  2. I say that a lot too. Works for me.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. Fantastic....'paying the piper' my foks used that expression.

  4. Perfect use of the words, I like the twist at the end paying the piper...

  5. Your use of the words this week is one of your best yet. My parents too talked about 'paying the piper'.

  6. I've celebrated!
    I bought myself a piece of banana cream π
    *wipes whipped cream off of lip* :-)

  7. The antics of the ragged and deprived Mischievous boy would be rewarded with a couple of whacks with the cane during my youthful days, and well I might remember 'Spare the rod and Spoil the child.'ouch'

  8. I enjoyed your Words for Wednesday story, sorry I took so long to get here. Too many people forget about having to eventually pay the piper.