3words August – day 3 of ??

Very happy to see viktoryarch playing along… Here’s hoping you stick with it, my friend. 🙂

Today’s 3words are: WIDE – OPPOSITE – CRAWL.

And my ongoing story:


I stopped opposite Lucy and waited. Her tiny right hand crawled up her dress and toyed with the bow at her neck, twisting it while she looked everywhere but at me. Then her left hand reached up and patted the bow in her black bob, and pushed her hair behind that left ear.

“Lucy? Have you something you want to tell me?”

She shook her head. “I didn’t see it happen.”

“Didn’t see what?”

She glanced at the other girls, all of whom were now watching her, wide-eyed.

She said, “I don’t know. But whatever it was, I didn’t see.”




3words August – day 2 of ??

Today’s 3words are: NERVOUS – INNOCENT – EASY.

And my (just barely) ongoing story…


There were six suspects, all young girls, and each looking just as innocent and guilty as the next. And not one wanted to go first. I had half-hoped that five might, thereby incriminating the sixth. But I was starting to understand that nothing about this was going to be easy.

I studied the girls: Lucy was in a yellow dress, with matching bow; Hazel had faraway eyes beneath brown hair; Rose was blonde with captivating blue eyes; Annette clutched a book to her chest; Raven looked shy and nervous; while Jacqueline glared like it was all my fault.

Now what?



3words August – day 1 of ??

And so here we are. Well, I say ‘we’… 😉

Like I posted earlier, ‘we’ are going to be inspired by one or more of the girls on vickiedoodles’ site here:


Oh, and if you visit/link vickiedoodles’ site please keep everything appropriate. Thank you

Would you like a ‘rules’ reminder?

  • I post 3words every day for the duration of the story
  • ‘we’ write 100 words of an ongoing story each day
  • ‘we’ repeat these two steps until ‘we’ reach the final day

Simple. 🙂

Ok, so here are the day1 3words… CONFESSCIRCLECONTACT.

And part1 of my story…


“I know one of you did it, and I won’t stop till I find out which.”

I glared at each of the six girls in turn, forcing them into a moment’s direct eye contact, hoping one might look away, thereby confessing. But none did, and I knew I shouldn’t have expected it to be that easy.

They were sitting in a circle in the garden, while I paced around the outside of them, thinking that by forcing them to see the others it might also provoke a confession. But, again, I wasn’t confident.

“Okay,” I said. “Who wants to start?”



3words August… a headsup

I’m not focusing on this until later, but wanted to let you know what the inspiration behind this month’s story prompt will be…

Victoria da Silva has kindly allowed us to use one or more of her lovely girl doodles to be our inspiration. They can be found here:


So, please go have a look, choose one or more or them all, and prepare to begin your story. I’ll be back with the words in around 4-5 hours, as I usually focus on them after eight, after all the stuff I HAVE to do is done.

Also, be aware that Victoria has her own challenge, and would like you to share short stories about her doodles, be they part of your August 3words or something else stand alone. Please play along.

something for the weekend… 3words August

Oh, yes. 🙂

Be prepared.

Be spontaneous.

Be happy.

Be a participant.

More details on Friday, but you know how it works by now…

  • every day 3words are suggested
  • every day we include those in 100 words for our continuing story
  • we pick an end date and repeat until then



3words Redux kindle available

Yes, that’s right – I managed to NOT focus on my EconomyEdits job for the weekend, the first two consecutive days I’ve not client-edited since I began.

Thanks for the ok, Nicole. 😉

On top of that, I actively worked on ME things. First, I tarted up all the 3words shorts that I wanted to include in the collection. Then I created an eBook. And then I began working on the paperback version (give it a couple of days – tomorrow’s busy, and I’m back on the job again :)).

Oh, and I finished reading my novel TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but… Man, I enjoyed reading that. I do think the intentional typos could be an issue, though, so will be stop-gapping that tomorrow or Tuesday by adding a “WARNING: TYPOS AHEAD!” type page at the start. And then see from there.

But today is more about 3words Redux now being available on Amazon as an eBook, and can be found here:

I do like that cover. 🙂

And don’t forget – 3words August will be upon is in just a few days… so please seriously think about committing just 10 minutes a day to an ongoing story. You never know – you may love it! Obviously, I think you will. 🙂



3words July – day 18 of 20

Today’s 3words are: COY – ABOUT – BEING.

And the ongoing story…




“Tell me more about the girl,” Danny said.

“Tell me more about the bag.”

Danny shook his head and chuckled softly. “When did this stop being a lesson in flirting?”

“Has it?”

“Did you know all along?”

“Know what?” Sandy asked, sipping her beer.

“Don’t be like that.”

“Like what?”

“Like you don’t know what I’m talking about.”

“Maybe I do,” Sandy grinned. “Or maybe I don’t.”

Danny snorted out a laugh. “Now you’re playing the coy card?”

“There’s a card?”

“Ok,” Danny said, leaning forward. “I hear you.”

“What did I say?”

“Too much and too little.”



3words July – day 16 of 20

Today’s 3words are: BUSINESS – GUTTER – SUBJECT.

And my ongoing story…


“I was walking down the street.”

As you do.”

“Just minding my own business.”

“I doubt it.”

Sandy ignored him. “When this girl comes streaking out of this house.”


“Ergo, streaking.”

“Interesting. Continue.”

“And when I say streaking, I mean totally.”

“As in bald?”



“Mind out of the gutter.”

“Well, I mean…”

“So,” Sandy said. “Is that what I think it is in your bag?”

“How would I know what you’re thinking?”

“If it is what I’m thinking, then I think we’re thinking the same thing.”

Danny smiled. “I think my head hurts.”

“Don’t change the subject.”

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