December 24, 2011

The Wall #29

Jenny MatlockWith generous heart, our inspiration from Jenny Matlock includes a 200 word limit plus the 11 word prompt for a total allowance of 211 words.  We're fast drawing to the end of 2011 with this Christmas Eve challenge and it warms my heart to wish you all a very blessed Christmas!
Please click on the button to the left to join Jenny and all her friends as we answer the prompt with our individual interpretations, inspired by her words and style.  Maybe you'll want to write you own little story and link it up to Saturday Centus as well.
Jenny, it's been a pleasure participating each week for the past 28 weeks and being challenged by you with your variety of prompts, writing styles and photos and by my own desire to write a continuing tale that ties them all together. Thank you!
Thank you all for following along and encouraging me in my effort to find the writer within myself.  So, without further delay, here is this week's continuation of The Wall.

~ We strolled through the village toward the inn. A rather homey place where everybody knew everybody else, warily allowing tourists into their ranks. Yet, somehow, it seemed I had made a niche for myself with the innkeeper's family.
As we drew near the inn, a couple of men rounded the corner. Seeing us, they started but continued walking. I recognized them as the men from the pub.  They'd probably realized by now that they'd been sent on a wild goose chase by the mystery voice in the old house. It made me chuckle to think of that, now.
Just then, we heard piano music drifting from the inn.
Suddenly, as if on cue, a car roared around the corner from the school, blowing it's horn. It careened toward us. We jumped out of the way. As it raced past, I could see that the driver was wearing a ski mask.
Folks came from nearly every store and home to see what was happening, chattering and yelling after the crazed driver.
Just then, I heard an angel voice through the chaos and the noise; it's gentle, pure song purging all the negativity from the moment. We were all reminded that this was a special night indeed. The night that Christ was born.  ~


A Very Merry Christmas to You and Yours!
God Bless us, Everyone!

4 thoughts about my meanderings:

Judie said...

Great continuation!! I also heard a reminder in that angel voice.

anitamombanita said...

Wonderful take on the prompt. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with angelic voices in your head and heart!

Anna said...

My goodness! You are clever at making these prompts fit. Put together, your series is soon as long as a novel.

Have you thought of participating in the NaNoWrMo held each November? I have tried unsuccessfully twice; November seems to be my busiest time of the year. I last a week and give up.

Maybe you should try editing and making this into a novel? Or maybe that is what you are planning to do anyway.

Best wishes for 2012!
Anna
Anna's SC Week 86- An angel's voice

Jenny said...

Oh, this is indeed lovely!

What a beatiful use of this prompt!

I was so inspired during these holidays by Amy Grant's song, "I need a Silent Night".

This was really perfect!

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