Welcome to July's Use Your Words blogging challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six 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 is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
My words are:
bump ~ burp ~ bury ~ bundle ~ best
I read my words, and then I read them again, and then once more for good measure. I decided Karen must have been in a bubbly mood, or possibly a bitchy mood, or maybe even just bewildered, when she submitted this months words. Whatever the mood, she definitely have b on her mind. I am not sure why, but my mind instantly went to using all the words in one sentence.
I thought it over, and figured I had done that before, so I needed to do something differently. I thought it might be best, to just give y'all an update, but nothing too exciting has happened. The recent earthquakes, that made cracks in the ground, did not come to our yard. There were no mudslides to bury houses or cars. I may have a bump, but it is not because their is a bundle on the way. I am definitely just fat. Let's face it, none of you, even want to spend a minute, reading about my most recent burp. It was not long, before I was back to the one sentence idea.
So, I switched it up. I sent the words to a few friends. I asked them to use the words in one sentence. I said they could do two sentences, if absolutely necessary, but most importantly, I just needed every word used. I told them it could make sense or no sense at all. I told them it could be funny or serious or weird or anything they wanted it to be. Just to use every word and send their sentence to me.
I wanted to see what sentences a small group of people would come up with, when given the same group of words to use. So, here are the results....
Me: I do my best to stifle my burp, as I quietly bury my head in my books, trying not to bother anyone, or bump into anyone or thing, as I carry my bundle of books to the checkout counter.
KofKC: Bundle is the best bump starter in all of BurpBury Land!!!
TRizzo: Today was horrible, I woke up , got out of bed and walked into the bathroom only to bump my hip on the vanity. I wasn't feeling the whole coffee thing so I drank a soda which brought on a humongous burp which woke up my hubby. We both realized my child's bird had died and wrapped it in a bundle of cloth, placed it in a box and took it out to bury it. Our child was so upset, but we told her the bird was very old and it was for the best.
TC: You better not bump into me, and tell me it is best if we bury our noses in books, while you burp and bundle yourself up in self-doubt.
AuntieNR: Careful not to bump an animal while driving, you'll have to bundle it up and bury it. Don't let a burp out, try to be at your best behaviour.
HUZ: With a burp he settled in, doing his best to bury the bundle so not even a bump showed above the turf.
I want to thank Karen, for such a beautiful bounty of words. I also want to thank my friends who played along and helped me out. It truly is interesting, to see the differences and similarities, in what people come up with, when presented with the same group of words. What sentence would you make with these words?
Do not forget to check out the rest of this month's Use Your Words posts! I will meet you there, but first coffee. Today is going to be a long day. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
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