Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by River at Drifting Through Life.
This week's prompts are:
Also please try to include Charlotte'scolour of the month which is Antique pink for September.
Use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.
"I thought they had a new name for the Halloween game night and craft fair this year," her daughter said, not quite a question in her voice.
"It turns out "The BIZARRE BAZAAR®" is a twice yearly show in Richmond, Virginia and the name is registered to them, so our town can't use it," she answered. "They're trying to come up with something else."
"They better think fast, the CALENDAR is turning and the deadline for putting it under a new name in the NEWSPAPER is soon," daughter noted.
At this point, son came RUNNING in and said, "I don't care what they call it, as long as they still have all the CRAZY fair food and fun stuff to do."
"And the costume contest," added daughter.
"Yeah, that, too," he conceded, then turned to their mother. "Mom, do you still have FROZEN cupCAKES we can use? They guys all want a snack, and I noticed there's just enough whipped cream in the fridge to put a DOLLOP on top of each in place of frosting, you know, just something to hold us out until dinner is ready."
"You don't care that the cakes are that Antique Pink color?" daughter teased.
"Our stomachs don't care," he answered, "as long as they taste good. How about it, mom, are they out there?"
"Yes, they're in the GALLON plastic zip bags, but only one for each of you, and that doesn't mean one bag for each of you, either, one cupcake, as said dinner is almost done."
"Yes, ma'am," he said with a grin, rummaging for the whipped cream. When he found it he said, "Ah!" and took his prize, and a spoon, and headed to the laundry room where the big freezer was.
"That boy's going to need to buy a bigger BELT if he keeps eating this much," daughter said, "and his friends, too."
"Don't worry about them," mom wisely nodded. "Young teen boys eat like every meal is their last and never seem to hold on to any of it, which is why I ask myself why I let him have his friends spend the night so often. They all love it out here, though, and your dad can keep an eye on them, keep them busy and out of trouble, working on the cars."
Then she added, "Speaking of dinner, I'd better hop to it and make sure it's ready before they BOOMERANG back in here for another snack!"
Ancestor Appreciation Day -- sponsored by the Ancestor Appreciation Day Association of Ann Arbor, MI, US
Crush a Can Day -- internet generated, so have fun seeing how many (safe) ways you can crush a can, and how flat you can get it!
Feast of Mashíyyat (Will) -- Baha'i
Fun and Fancy Free Day -- go out and have a great day, in honor of the release on this day in 1947 of the Disney film Fun and Fancy Free
French Community Holiday -- French Community of Belgium
Independence Day -- Turkmenistan (1991)
Mawlid an Nabi -- Islam/Muslim (Prophet's Birthday, began sunset yesterday; celebrated over the next several days, depending on which country)
Meskel -- Ethiopian/Eritrian Orthodox Christian (True Cross Day)
National Corned Beef Hash Day
National Milk Chocolate Day
National Women's Health and Fitness Day -- US, sponsored by Fitness Day
Shut Up and Let Somebody Else Talk Day -- begun by someone with an overly verbose spouse, perhaps?
St. Vincent De Paul's Day (Patron of charitable societies/charitable workers, charities, horses, hospital workers, hospitals, lepers, prisoners, spiritual help, volunteers; Brothers of Charity; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sisters of Charity; Vincentian Service Corps; Madagascar; Richmond, Virginia; for finding lost objects; against leprosy)
World Tourism Day -- World Tourism Organization
Google is founded, 1998
Avril Lavigne, 1984
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1972
Bello Nock, 1968
Sophia Milos, 1965
Shaun Cassidy, 1958
Mike Schmidt, 1949
Marvin "Meat Loaf" Aday, 1947
Delores Taylor, 1939
Claude Jarman, Jr., 1934
Greg Morris, 1934
Wilford Brimley, 1934
Sada Thompson, 1929
Arthur Penn, 1922
William Conrad, 1920
Jayne Meadows, 1919
Thomas Nast, 1840
Raphael Semmes, 1809
George Muller, 1805
George Cruikshank, 1792
Samuel Adams, 1722
"The Tonight Show"(TV), 1954
Strike Up The Band(Film), 1940
"Rip Van Winkle"(Bristow opera), 1855
Today in History:
Severe earthquake in the Gulf of Chili, China; reports of 100,000 killed, 1290
Jesuits founded by Ignatius Loyola, 1540
John Adams negotiates peace terms with Britain, 1779
Constitution submitted to the states for ratification, 1787
Jean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone, 1822
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains, 1825
The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc²,1905
The first production of a Ford Model T automobile rolls off the line at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan, 1908
First test of a twin-engine airplane, in France, 1910
Native American Day is first celebrated, 1916
Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members, 1919
The first Santa Clause Training School opens in Albion, NY, 1937
The Balinese tiger is declared to be an extinct species, 1937
Sierra Leone joins the United Nations, 1961
Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system, 1983
East Timor joins the United Nations, 2002
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7, 2008
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers direct evidence of a fast-moving stream bed, showing a prior water source on the Red Planet, 2012
Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck is found guilty of criminal negligence in a rice subsidy scheme and sentenced to 5 years in absentia, 2017
India's Supreme Court overturns the 158-year-old law against adultery as it is discriminatory against women, 2018
Houston officials confirm the water supply around Lake Jackson, Texas, is contaminated with brain-eating amoeba, 2020
NASA/USGS Landsat-9 earth-observing satellite launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, 2021