4/10 Word List Prompt
Write what ever you want. About 300-500 words. You must use these words (of note, you may change the tense.)
“Elementary, My Dear Watson”
By Deborah J Lindsey
My real name is Sue Watson. Online, I’m “Sweet Sue”. Tweeting is new but so far, my witty posts haven’t generated followers. Well, I do have three- a car dealership in Florida. a time-share venture, and some guy who calls himself, “Ed, the Sheep-Shearer.”
I don’t want millions-just a couple of hundred and they only need pretend to like my stories.
Writers MUST have feed-back! We crave it! It’s butter for our bread, oil for our vinegar, and looney for our tune!
Finally, I became so distressed, I changed my name to “Disgruntled Tweeter.”
Sunday was my day of rest but Monday morning, I logged in early to check for results.
Followers equaled seven!
The same three were listed, of course and there was a message from Ed asking if I was allergic to wool. I didn’t reply but went straight to the new ones.
“Melon-Collie”? Perhaps, a sad famer who grew melons and loved big dogs? Click.
“Ed, the Sheep Shearer 2”. He included his phone number. Click.
“Cat Lady Blanche” with a dozen smiling cats. Click.
The Final posting was from ”Chartreuse Tiger”. I was intrigued! Chartreuse was spelled correctly and that didn’t happen often. His page was full of tigers and old-fashioned greeting cards. I especially liked a card with a google-eyed frog holding a large red heart. The caption read, “Don’t Make Me Croak! Be My Valentine”. I was smiling by the time I reached his favorite quote and I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I saw it. It read
“Elementary, My Dear Watson”.
C Copyright April. 2017 By Deborah J Lindsey