Wordle #16


The wordle contains 12 words those words are:

1. Scofflaw

2. Resin

3. Exclusion

4. Ravishing

5. Voice

6. Artifice

7. Pure

8. Frisson

9. Circuitous

10. Drawn

11. Castigate

12. Taciturn


1. Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

2. The words can appear in an alternate form

3. Use the words in any order that you like


  1. I must that I do not see the need for so many words with difficult means in order to write a story or in my case a poem. Let’s use our own imaginations.


    • This Wordle might have gotten a little tough admittedly. When I first tried Wordles I found them both hard and stifling and my first efforts were very awkward. Same when I tried haiku. I thought the strict form limited my ability to create. After working with them for some years I have actually discovered a new form of freedom that has helped me to deal with writer’s block, an issue that for me was once so debilitating I could go years between poems. Ultimately simple is best but to write powerful poems simply is hard work. It involves pushing through all sort of boundaries from the mental and emotional to the technical. I try to offer a variety of challenges/themes and some are more difficult than others. Of the challenge here I find the short-story the hardest, fairytales especially are hard for me to write. Some of the words in the wordles are words I just learned and want to commit to memory, I love words. The prompts are meant to both inspire and to engage but at the same time I don’t want to oppress anyone’s creative spirit. That’s why I am not a stickler for rules. The vocabulary for the wordles often suggests a certain theme. Different people divine different themes and I am continuously surprised at what people come up with despite using the same vocab. If you don’t like the idea of a vocabulary list find a theme that inspires you based on the meanings. Write about the theme and don’t worry about using the vocab set. I am not a teacher I am not grading you. So even if you don’t use a single word from the list and just go with the vibe of the words that is alright by me.


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