Wordle #178

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

!! NOTE: I’m having internet connectivity issues, which means my connection is slower than treacle – so I’ve disabled pingbacks – just leave your links as your post’s URL in the comments, and in Mr. Linky. And because each site can take at least 10 minutes to load, if not longer, I can’t wait and see, much less comment or “like” with any sense of sanity. So apologies all around, but you will have to read and share your thoughts with each other. 

And now, back to Monday’s wordling. Good luck.

Scrape the Monday blahs away with this week’s wordle 🙂

12 challenging words. Use at least 10 to create a poem, a short story, some flash fiction etc. The words can appear in alternate form and in any order. You have a week to create.

Please include the tags MLMM or Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and wordle in your posts.

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“The doll funeral” by Kate Hamer

Fictionophile

A well-written, though at times bleak novel, about a thirteen year-old girl who can ‘see‘ the dead. She sees many dead people, but the most constant presence is that of ‘Shadow’, a young boy who has made himself known to her throughout her life.

Ruby lives in The Forest of Dean with her parents Barbara and Mick. Her life is traumatic. Mick is a vicious and violent abuser who thinks nothing of slamming Ruby up against a wall, or making a meal of her face with his fists. Barbara seems to love her, but will not stand up to Mick’s violence.  Ruby misses a lot of school due to her injuries. Mick is the school caretaker and doesn’t want her to show up bruised at his place of work.

On her thirteenth birthday, Barbara and Mick tell Ruby that she is adopted.  Rather than being upset by this…

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Photo Challenge #188

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

clockwork_by_t1na-dbdyysy t1na.deviantart.com

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

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Need a word association generator? These are free & better than your average thesaurus . . .

Trish Hopkinson

My favorite of the three is Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — “Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.”

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These two also do the trick and are simpler with less visual flare:

Word Association Lookup — “The project «Word Associations Network» gives you an opportunity to lookup associations with a given word. Word associations arise in the human’s mind when reading or saying a word, or just thinking about the word. In order to retrieve the list of associations to a word, just type in the word in the search panel and press <Enter> key or “Search” button.”

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wordassociation.org — “began as an experiment by simon holliday at nameless, and has now become the world’s largest database of word associations.”

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Twittering Tales #58 – 14 November 2017

like mercury colliding...


About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. Wait….WHAT?! YES! You read that correctly. Recently, the sages at Twitter announced that they were doubling the character limit. So, of course I am passing this gift on to you! When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to…

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