Use Your Words - Locked in Walmart with my Friends

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once, and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now. My words are:

meaty ~ likewise ~ romance ~ soft spot ~ frightful

They were submitted by: Climaxed - Thank you, Jenniy!

They keep going around... the entertaining Facebook chain letter-like activities:

Locked in Walmart with my Friends

Make a copy-paste and delete the names...

Type @, then type the 1st letter of the sentence (no spaces) and choose the name of the first friend listed! 

  • Doing cartwheels passing gas: Dianne
  • Juggling tennis balls and throwing them at people they don't like: Jenniy
  • Kissing a frog in the pet shop hoping it'll turn into a prince: Karen
  • Licking icing off cakes in the bakery: Lydia
  • Riding a tricycle around the store: Rena
  • Singing over the intercom: Sarah
  • Taking selfies in the photo booth: Tamara
I guess we might have fun for a long time. I mean, it's all there! 
  • Unlimited food and beverages
  • Wi-Fi
  • A/C
  • Clothes of all sorts to change into
  • Bathrooms, most probably even employee showers
  • Beds, sofas, stuffed animals and anything else you might need for a good night's sleep
  • Sports equipment if you have a soft spot for working out
  • Craft supplies to busy ourselves with projects
  • Entertainment: from electronics to board games, books of all genres and tabloids with meaty headlines about who's in a romance with whom and who turned 100 years old - even if they didn't. RIP, Betty 💖
As a Swiss family whose home country does not have a Walmart, we cherish our Walmart tradition: I shop for the real things like Halloween accessories, brown sugar or Allspice, the guys keep wheeling silly items to me...

It got me thinking: when or why might having fun turn into being frightful? 

Even if the power went out, we would survive for a long time. Again, there's enough non-perishable food and water, and I'm sure the camping department would be most helpful in providing warm sleeping bags, gas operated cooking stations and water kettles, flashlights, maybe even some kind of port-a-potty.

A flooding? Again, the outdoor aisle may come to our rescue. Inflatable boat for 100, please?

Fire? I have never paid attention, but if the U.S. has similar rules to building any kind of house, there must be sprinklers and emergency exits.

If someone got sick, we could raid the drug store for any kind of generic drugs. I would likewise expect there to be defibrillators in case somebody got into cardiac arrest for some reason.

Walmart does not strike me as a place to get cabin fever. I mean it is huge, and even if we got on each other's nerves, everyone could occupy a couple of aisles to themselves. 

Which leads me to my question: which aisle would you retreat to?

Let me know below, and please don't leave before checking out my blogger friends' posts:   



  1. If you're looking for me, come find me in the baking aisle, hoping to soak in a lot of future inspiration.

  2. I am so here for it! We would all have a blast, but you may have to help me off of my tricycle! But at least I'm not passing gas like Diane!


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