Monday 25 April 2011

U is for ... ???

Thanks to all who dropped by on Saturday! The answer to yesterday's post was, TERROR.

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With a stiff upper lip, Liz snatched the book from my hands.

"You're not going to read today. Today is a holiday," she said and tucked it under her arm.

"But that's what I do on holiday, I read."

"Well, not today. Today is family day."

"But they're not here yet!"

"They will be soon."

"Well, I'll read till they come. Gimme my book back." I held out my hand. Liz shook her head and narrowed her eyes. "Will you just chill out?" I whined. "I promise I will stop reading the instant someone walks in the door."

Liz sighed, looked at the ground, shoved the book into my chest, then flung the teatowel over her shoulder, and stomped back into the kitchen.

So, can you guess the emotion/feeling/state of mind (a noun) depicted in this piece that begins with the letter ‘U’? Please nip over to Nicole's blog to read her interpretation of our U-prompt word. Here’s the link!



  1. I'm so blonde. I was going to climb on here and write 'Frustrated' then realized it had to start with a U.

    I'm going to go easy and say Upset. It's probably more creative than that so I'll check back to see what else people come up with! It's about time I broaden my vocabulary!

  2. Unnerved. Upset is a good one, too. gut want to say 'ticked-off', but, yeah...not a 'U' word. :)

  3. Vivid scene, Jess! I think this is going to be another tough word for peeps to guess. Boy, I know how to pick prompt words, don't I?? LOL

  4. Unruly? Undeterred?

    I have no idea. But, I know this, I love your poems. I don't claim to understand poetry or be a poet by your poems are touching something within me and I think that's good. I based my 'U' post on you.

  5. Hmm. I read Nicole's first and came over here hoping to get a better idea! But no such luck. Color me stumped!

  6. Unimpressed? I guessed uppity at Nicole's blog, so if you want to say I'm hedging my bet, you're right *shifty*

  7. I'm going with Unbelievable, because there is never a time not to read. Except maybe during an interview.

  8. I have no idea Jessica, you certainly are good in getting us guessing.


  9. Good entry! My guess is Uncouthness.

  10. maybe undeterred? I also like to read on holidays... and when flying. Ah, that's why I lurv to fly--I get to READ! :o) <3

  11. I want to say unyielding. So, I'm going to say it. Unyielding.

  12. As soon as she said no reading, the feeling I got was "Ugh."

  13. Hmmm - underwhelmed? This is a tough one!

  14. Wow this is a toughie. A really great scene. I'm rude about my reading time too. :)I'm going to go with ungracious. Can't wait to see what it is.

  15. My first thought was going to be unappreciated, but then I thought that didn't quite fit.

    Nice scene, I could feel the tension between the two characters.

  16. Oooo, undeterred. Big word there, commenters!

    I was going to stay unstoppable!


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