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Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become 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 provided by WiseWebWoman.
This month's prompts are the following video:
And then two lists of 4 words each.
As he came up through the SUBWAY tunnel to head for the LIBRARY, he noticed the fiddle player. Quite good, he thought to himself as he made to hurry past. Before he could get through the crowd, he heard a VOICE call his name.
"Oy, Frank! Where have ya been? I haven't seen ya in a right age!"
Harry, who owned the seafood market not far from where Frank lived, always considered it lucky to meet a customer out on the streets, and prided himself on being able to greet them by name.
He called himself a FISHMONGER, when actually he was just a happy soul who took life as it came. Frank stopped for a moment to shake his hand, and said, "I am on my way to meet someone, but it's good to see you!"
Harry answered, "Ah, and it's lucky for me to see you. Come by the shop again soon and I'll fix you up with some of the fresh shrimp we've been getting lately!"
"It's a deal," Frank said, and he knew he would be in for buying a good quantity the next time he showed his face in the shop. They would be worth it, both because Harry's shrimp were always top notch, and because saying this would get him away in time for his meeting.
As Frank turned, he noticed the fiddle player again. The man was really good, now that he stopped for a few seconds to really consider it. The music brought him back in time, and just for a moment he was not there, but on that boat again, watching the far HORIZON.
Unlike some, this busker apppeared neat and tidy, his area with the music stand and cases well ORGANIZED. Frank had to QUESTION how the man came to be playing on the streets instead of on a stage, he really was that good. He dropped his loose coins in the hat and noted there was a convenient BENCH nearby. When he'd done with his business, Frank concluded, he would come back and listen more.
Always Live Better Than Yesterday Day
Cotton Candy Day
Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola -- (Founder of the Jesuits, especially revered in Spain; Patron of retreats, soldiers, and the Society of Jesus which he founded; Basque country; Bilbao, Spain; Bizkaia, Spain; Gipuzkoa, Spain; Guipuscoa, Spain; Guipúzcoa, Spain; Spiritual Exercises (by Pope Pius XI); Vizcaya, Spain)
Hachinohe Sansha Taisai -- Hachinohe City, Japan (one of the most elaborate neputa festivals, through Aug. 4)
Halifax International Busker Festival -- Halifax, NS, Canada (with action packed, mind blowing shows from around the globe; through August 5)
Jump for Jellybeans Day
Ka Hae Hawai'i Day -- Hawai'i (State Flag Day)
Lammas Eve / Lughnassad Eve
Lithasblot -- Norse harvest festival with a "blot", or offering, to the gods, celebrated through tomorrow
Loki and Sigyn's Day - Asatru / Norse Pagan (aka Devoted Couples Day)
Maine Lobster Festival -- Rockland, ME, US (more fun than a lobster can shake a tail at; through Sunday)
Make Homemade Ice Cream and Invite the Neighbors Over Day -- summer's almost over, make the most of the days we have left!
Moby Dick Marathon -- aboard the last US wooden whaler, the Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, US (through tomorrow, from noon to noon, a marathon reading of Moby Dick in honor of Melville's birthday)
Mutts' Day -- because mutts deserve a day as much as purebreeds do!
National Raspberry Cake Day
St. Germanus' Day (Patron of Auxerre, France)
St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day -- Eastern Orthodox Church (Patron of funeral directors)
Uncommon Musical Instruments Awareness Day -- a day to celebrate odd, rare, experimental and uncommon musical instruments, such as the Xaphoon or Daxophone
World Ranger Day -- the International Ranger Federation wants us to honor wildlife rangers around the world as they work to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures, and remember those killed in the line of duty
Eric Lively, 1981
Dean Cain, 1966
J.K. Rowling, 1965
Jim Corr, 1964
Wesley Snipes, 1962
Bill Berry, 1958
Michael Biehn, 1956
Barry Van Dyke, 1951
Evonne Goolagong, 1951
Gary Lewis, 1946
Geraldine Chaplin, 1944
Susan Flannery, 1943
France Nuyen, 1939
Ted Cassidy, 1932
Don Murray, 1929
Curt Gowdy, 1919
Milton Friedman, 1912
The Living Daylights(Film), 1987
"The Shadow"(Radio), 1930
Today in History
Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide, BC30
The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji, 781
Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city, 904
The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect, 1492
On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus
becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad, 1498
Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India, 1658
The Treaty of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1667
Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers, 1703
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Marquis de Lafayette "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States," 1777
First U.S. patent is issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process, 1790
Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city, 1856
The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia, 1865
The radio mystery program The Shadow is aired for the first time, 1930
Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis, 1938
First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio, 1954
At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain, 1961
The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy, 1970
Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover, 1971
NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, 1976
A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage, 1987
Georgia joins the United Nations, 1992
Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro, 2006
Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end, 2007
U.S. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps wins a record 19th Olympic medal, with gold in the 4x200metres freestyle relay, 2012