4 Mar 2013

Monday Mixer: Earnest Ernest

I wasnt sure I was going to enter the Monday Mixer this week, and when I saw the prompts I really didnt think I would. Then I thought that if its not challenging then what fun would that be?

The words were;
Locations: 1) firth 2) metroplex 3) hillock
Things: 1) caltrops 2) habadasher 3) crostini
Adjectives: 1) nocturnal 2) profligate 3) pensive

Check out the other entries here.

Spurred on by last week I have decided to go crazy and go for Over-Achiever and have used all the prompts listed. What was I thinking?! So, here it is...

Earnest Ernest

Ernest liked living a reclusive lifestyle. He hated that the government wanted his land for development.

Ernest’s home was located precariously atop a hillock that was notable only as a marker point equidistant between the Metroplex he shunned and the firth he adored.

He was self-sufficient; grew his own vegetables, made his own rolls, crostini and pasta, kept some livestock and had skill enough to be a haberdasher and made his own clothes. He needed little electricity, but what he used, came from a wind turbine standing beside his house; interrupting the skyline like a caltrop in the clouds.

Ernest worried about cities encroaching on a once magnificent landscape. With the City braying at his door his existence became nocturnal, with no desire to be a profligate man he grew more pensive by the day as he feared that he would be swallowed whole by City officials and lost forever.

10 comments:

  1. You've done it again haven't you???? You've made me want to know more!!!!!!!.....Excellent job Kate.....:)

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  2. Brilliant use of all prompts, far beyond me this week, I won't be using that many! Loved it!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I have a feeling this is the first and last time! lol Glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Nicely done, didn't feel that the prompts were shoehorned in either, flowed really well and you managed to give us a complete life in few words. Hats of to you, wont be managing that many words this week :)

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  4. Excellent work getting them all in - I especially love the way you got caltrop in, the image is simply gorgeous

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  5. Wow - this blew me away! You worked all the prompts in so seamlessly that I had to really LOOK for some of them!! Great writing! :)

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