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All right, here we go!
Words for the mini: drab, dutiful, dusty, delicatessen, dart board
Phyllis massaged her pinky finger while she sat in the drab little bar watching Bill fling missiles (badly) in the general direction of a dusty dart board. A dutiful girlfriend to the end. Sigh. She was being a coward, she knew, postponing the inevitable. She thought of the envelope in her purse & the new life it promised. She had gone past fear to excitement. It was time to move on. "Bill honey, let's go to that delicatessen down the street. I'm starving - & I have something important to tell you."
Words for this week's 10-word challenge: English, edible, eagerly, elves, eulogy, estimable, entrance, education, extra-special, Energizer Bunny
(Ok, this is the point where I realized that all the words start with the same letter. Apparently all the "d"s didn't make me suspicious. Heh.)
Theresa English had been told many times that she reminded people of the Energizer Bunny – she kept going & going, but no one knew exactly where she was going. Well, today she felt confident that she was going to put aside all of their concerns about her lack of direction. When her eulogy was read after her estimable career in education all these naysayers would be swallowing their words. She would make sure that the funeral home served extra-special sauce to make those words more edible. She eagerly rushed toward her adviser's office. He was going to be so impressed by her new thesis: The Entrance of the Elves into Middle Earth. All she needed to do was get access to Tolkien's primary sources. She wondered if she'd need a translator, or, yes! She would just learn the language herself! She could hardly wait to see the look on Dr. M's face. And to think, she had always thought that history was boring…