We give you one word and ask that you give it back to us, using the third definition, in a 33-333 word response.
This week’s word is:
3: a narrow street; especially : a thoroughfare through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings
The alley was quiet and dark
across the street from the park.
The wailing began at midnight
giving us both quite a fright.
We jumped apart and whirled around
Wondering what made that awful sound.
All was quiet again and so
We forgot about our possible foe.
Huddled together side by side
We hoped to heck no one had died.
Lost in our sweet embrace
Our hearts began to race.
For there again the sound was heard.
Something told me it wasn’t a bird.
The alley was still so dark,
But we no longer felt safe in the park.
Huddling close and holding hands
We had to do what society demands.
Slowly walking across the street
We hoped there was no one to meet.
The entry was dark, no light we saw.
Cowardice was my one deep flaw.
Pushing ahead slowly step by step
We seemed to have lost all our pep.
What could it be that noise we heard?
Frantically wishing it was a bird.
Then there was a loud, loud bang
Man I hoped it wasn’t a gang.
Lights began to come on at that.
Oh my heavens it was just a cat!