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Using My Words August 2014 style.

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. You will be grateful you did! 

Today's challenge was a two part challenge for me. I am a very verbose person, as many of you may know. I have a very special friend that decided to challenge me a bit on his own. He challenged me to use my words, clearly and understandably, in the shortest post possible. I think he basically told me nicely to get to the point and shut up! :) So... That is what I am going to do. I am going to try to use all my words in the shortest post possible, that still makes sense. Fingers crossed. 

My words are:  
finally ~ what ~ head ~ Denver ~ loyal
They were submitted by:   

Remember when we went to Denver, my loyal friend, when you finally told me what ideas were in your head?

So my amazing friend that challenged me to use the words in the shortest way possible, took the challenge himself. The results put me to shame! He did AMAZING. With his permission, I am sharing his piece...

Ode to the Mile High City

Denver, finally, what loyal thoughts fill my head.

- HUZ (8/9/2014)

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                                       Baking In A Tornado                          Spatulas on Parade                                      The Momisodes               Confessions of a part-time working mom                             Juicebox Confession                 Evil Joy Speaks                   Follow me home . . .                       Someone Else’s Genius                       Crumpets and Bollocks                       The Sadder But Wiser Girl


  1. Hahaha, that's why you were done so quickly!!

    Kidding aside, I know it's just as hard to limit yourself than to tell lenghty stories.

    I've only been to Denver once, but I definitely want to go back one day.

    So what's the back story, and who's your friend?

    1. I like Denver, but I could never live there. Beautiful area.

      HUZ is one of my dearest friends. He's pretty amazing. I've asked him to work with me occasionally, on future posts. If we're lucky, you'll be hearing more from him.

  2. Jules, I love a short, succinct post! And with your friend, you used them TWICE! Haha. Nice job :)

    1. Thank you!! I think I'll try to do more UYW challenges in this form, occasionally in the future. I liked the added challenge. Now just to convince HUZ to do them with me!

  3. I love adding a challenge to a challenge, keeps things interesting.
    You both did a great job in very few words!

    1. Thank you!! It was fun!! It made me think!! HUZ totally did better than me, but I'd like to think I gave him a run for his money!

  4. So Denver fills his head with loyal thoughts, and then he becomes your loyal friend who shares those thoughts in Denver. Now reread both using head in the sexual innuendo sense :) You're welcome.

    1. Hahaha! Oh how I adore you, and the way you think!

  5. Don't blame me for the words... LOL I asked for input from the family. As you can see, they are very creative.

    Love both sets of word usage. :)

    1. The words were excellent!!!!
      I'm glad you enjoyed it!!!!
      Thank you!!!!


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