Blogging Fill-in-the-Blanks #15

If you are unfamiliar with Fill-in-the-Blanks, they are short stories with words missing that you, the reader, fill in based on the noted requirement (i.e. noun, name, verb, color, etc.). Step 1 is to read the list of blanks for the story and write down the words you select for that item (i.e. Name 1 = Bill, nouns = stars, etc.).

There are two ways to participate in this new adventure:

  1. Copy the story and make a post of your own with the missing pieces filled in
  2. Post your responses in the comments below

List of Blanks

  • animal
  • appliance
  • occupation
  • noun x 2
  • room in a house


The Pickle Jar

Jessica loved thinking of herself as an independent woman, capable of doing anything and everything that needed doing around the house. When a animal found its way into the house, she didn’t need any help in getting rid of it. When the appliance sprung a leak, she found the shut off valve and called the occupation all on her own. Every time her father called she assured him that she was very capable of taking care of things on her own. What no one knew, was the noun she kept hidden in the back of the tallest cabinet in her room in a house. There was one thing she had not been able to do since leaving home six months earlier. Every week, she would stand on the noun and pull down the jar. Every week she would try to open it. Too ashamed to ask for help and too poor to throw out good food. So far, its pickle jar: 23, Jessica: 0.