Write with Ursula in August


A fire engine came screaming down the street, all the sirens blaring, the red lights flashing!

“Aaaagh!” I said, and ambled out of the way.

Hmmm, something a little strange here… what is it?

Yes, it’s that word. AMBLE.

When you amble, it’s a slow, relaxed, leisurely sort of stroll. Something you do on a sunny day with not a care in the world. NOT usually what you do when the fire engine is screaming down the street. (Unless you are a VERY relaxed kind of person.) What if I wrote I DASHED out of the way or I SPRINTED out of the way? That would give a very different impression!