Ariella tagged me so here goes.
The woman sat tatting in her chair. The tiny shuttle flew between her fingers as the threads formed innumerable knots that grew into a delicate lace. As a child, she had learned the craft from her favorite aunt. Many a happy hour had been spent in the refuge of her aunt's sewing room. Auntie would sew clothes or quilt tops allowing the girl to help or passing on the scraps for the girl to make her own projects. Mastering each skill gave the girl a sense of pride and accomplishment. Only one remained unlearned. "Auntie, will you teach me to tat?" It was no easy skill for young fingers to master. Many tangled messes later and with much patience on the part of her loving aunt, the girl proudly displayed her first masterpiece. Through the years she'd make many more, always smiling as she remembered her aunt. A little hand broke into the woman's thoughts as it touched her arm, "Grammy, will you teach me to tat?"
1. flip open a dictionary and point to a word
2. type the word into google images.
3. pick an image that strikes you.
4. write a 10 line riff off the image.
5. use the word or the meaning of the word at least once within the first 5 lines of your riff.
6. tag 3 other bloggers on your list.
Brought to you courtesy of Lecram
Not sure who is left to tag. How about Susie, Goody and BS who maybe can use it as the start of his next story. Of course if you want to pass on the tag that's ok too. Not here to add stress to anyone's life.
Hhmm....in the publishing window this was exactly 10 lines. Sorry it comes out a bit longer when published. oh well.......you'll have to live with it.