We are gathered here today to be creative. 

As you well know, each week I post three words. You write something using the words.

Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky below). As always, there's no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

(And if you want a hint as to when I post three new words, follow me on Twitter @tgabrukiewicz.)

I do invite everyone to check back often to read and comment on other contributions. This is, after all, a community for writers, poets and bloggers who clamor for your feedback. Share with friends. Tweet the love. Let us build this community.  

And here we go: 

Crisis, noun: Critical point, turning point, crossroads, watershed, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of no return, Rubicon, doomsday, crunch; emergency, disaster, catastrophe, calamity; predicament, plight, mess, trouble, dire straits, difficulty, extremity.

Gripe, verb: Complain, grumble, grouse, protest, whine, bleat; informal moan, bellyache, beef, bitch, kvetch; verb: Complaint, grumble, grouse, grievance, objection; cavil, quibble.

Stall, noun: Table, stand, counter, booth, kiosk, pen, coop, enclosure; verb: Obstruct, impede, interfere with, hinder, hamper, block, interrupt, hold up, hold back, thwart, balk, sabotage, delay, stonewall, check, stop, halt, derail, put a brake on, stymie; stop, fizzle, flatline, die, reach an impasse, hit a roadblock; use delaying tactics, play for time, temporize, gain time, procrastinate, hedge, beat around the bush, drag one's feet, delay, filibuster, stonewall, give someone the runaround; delay, divert, distract; hold off, stave off, fend off, keep off, ward off, keep at bay.


Sheilagh Lee said...

thank you Thom for the opportunity to take your three words and make a story.

for belva mainesmug-ups
Too bad they didn't fix the stall poor horse.

humbird said...

Such a juicy wods! Thanks, Thom!

April said...

It has been a long time since I blogged at all; I've really missed joining in the Three Word Wednesday creativity.

Alice Audrey said...

Are we re-using last weeks?