Wednesday Words: Than and Then

Wednesday once more. Amazing how that keeps happening. LOL Still, it’s a good excuse to whip out some new words. Today’s prompts were a lot of fun to combine and play with. Once again, this is from the CROSSFIRE WIP. From #ThursdayThreads, we have “It’s a long way down” and from #1lineWed, we have this little gem: **THAN: Greater. Less. Not now and…** I had fun writing this snippet. I hope you have fun reading it.
Meg stared down the twisting trail. Wet, cold, forlorn. She was so tired. A little hand tugged on her and she automatically curled her fingers around the girl’s. “I’m an idiot,” she muttered. “What goes up, must come down. And it’s a long way down.”

“Aye, lass. It’tis.” Did Kin have to agree with her so readily? He gave her an arm bump. “But the good news is, once we’re off this moutain, we’ll be at the border. There will be help once we cross over.”

“Terrific.” She didn’t hide the sarcasm.

“Terrific!” Galyna agreed.

Unsure whether she was going to laugh or cry at the sweet girl’s conviction, Meg squeezed her hand. Ah, to be a cockeyed optimist.

“Head’ em up and move ’em out,” Dalton called out.

The kids started moving without protest. Like a golden retriever puppy, Dalton bounced down the trail.

“I am less than impressed by his enthusiasm.”

“Dalton!” Galyna released Meg’s hand and charged after the man. He halted and waited for her to catch up. When she did, he took her hand and they set off down the path.

“Not many have greater patience than he does,” Kin mused.

“I think she has a bit of a crush on him.”

“He’s mindful of that and of her.”

“I’m not worried.”

“And you?”


“Do you have a bit of a crush on the lad? You used to watch him, back in the beginning.”

“Nope. Not now and not then.”

“Good t’know.”
There you go. I’m not quite sure where this scene fits in the timeline. My initial impression was toward the end but now? I’m thinking the middle. We’ll see once I get started back on full-time writing this one. I have one more Moonstruck Wolf book to polish and get ready for next week. After that, I have every intention of getting back on track with this book. In the meantime, writers, you have your prompts should you decide to play. Readers, off the wall question today. Would you rather walk up a hill or down?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Wednesday Words: Than and Then

  1. Another piece of awesome there. Yay!

    I did write a bit this week, but it’s pretty terrible, so I’m not even going to look to see if any of it fits. But bad words are better than no words. Apropos of nothing, I’m reading this compilation of Heinlein’s letters right now, and it’s very enlightening. I’ve enjoyed his stories, but I’m coming to like him better as a man.

    • Silver James says:

      Bad words are just words that need a little love and attention! 😉 Heinlein was a cool guy and a much deeper thinker than many realized. Glad you’re enjoying his letters! Happy Hump Day.

  2. Dawn says:

    Soooooo. Downhill muscles have to slow you down ..uphill muscles just work work work… toss up right now with the ankle

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