Wordle #160

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1. Mundane

2. Neat

3. Vent

4. Spine

5. Wrapper

6. La gaudiere (n.)) the glint of goodness inside people, which you can only find by sloshing them back and forth in your mind until everything dark and gray and common falls away, leaving behind a constellation at the bottom of the pan—a rare element trapped in exposed bedrock, washed there by a storm somewhere upstream.)

7. Nudge

8. Partial

9. Tentative

10. Backwards

11. Oppose

12. Smile

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

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

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  1. OLD SAILOR DAN

    “If he had a spine,” the tenement crones agreed,
    “that old peg-legged sailor could dance backwards
    Instead of tentatively soft-shoeing it, his crutch
    stabbing the pavement, a drunkard’s song on his lips.”
    He’d vent back up their storey-high windows,
    “And if you had any teeth you could chew your food
    and the words you spit down on me like righteous fools!”

    The partial truth was Sailor Dan made himself scarce
    the night a gunman shot and killed a passerby,
    a young woman in a fur wrapper the killer stole.
    Sailor Dan lost his balance and tumbled sideways
    into an empty dark alley. Unopposed, smiling,
    the killer in a humdrum mundane way
    grabbed the bloodied coat and dashed into the night.

    “Spineless,” the old hags called Dan. “He let that poor girl die.”
    It didn’t matter that it was dark, that the hags
    together did not have the eyesight of a bat,
    and Sailor Dan drank the grog and sang sea songs off key.

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    • Thanks for playing the wordle 🙂

      I really like this interesting story – I could feel the sea salt on my face and smell the drink and hear the hags – almost swaying along to the words. Such a creative use of the word selection – most unexpected but definitely well done and clever! Cheers 🙂

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    • ahh – good to see you Yves 🙂 I wasn’t sure if you were “here” or not – so I just dipped in and out – and hey, maybe you might know? if you schedule a post, like for July – how am I supposed to approve pingbacks? it’s not my post – so even when I’m logged in and go to the mlmm dashboard, I don’t see comments pending – unless, maybe I see if I can access the “old dashboard” – the one that has all the stuff like themes, pages, posts, comments on the right hand side? any ideas?

      – right, never mind, this is indeed the case – I need to access the “old dashboard” and then I can see it all 🙂

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  2. Hi All – just to let you know, in case Yves is late in replying or showing up, she’s a bit busy ahead of the scheduled July, so I’m kind of minding the store for her, with Oloriel – keeping an eye on her prompts etc. – approving pingbacks and comments, – and the only thing I’m not sure about, is if I’ll be able to approve pingbacks – despite having admin. access – so if you aren’t sure, and I’m not, just yet, please consider leaving a direct- live link here in the comments so that everyone stopping in can see it – and make sure you leave your post link in Mr.Linky. Thanks – and happy wordle-ing!

    Pat

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    • Pat, unless Yves has removed my access, I can activate other ping-backs as far as I know. If you’d like me to try, I can. Use the old dashboard, and click approve and it should work. At least it used to.
      Have fun minding the store, and “dipping” your toes into mlmm again.

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      • as you know, we’ve sorted it out – I think I mentioned it in an email? anyhow, we’re all good now 🙂 and thanks anyhow 🙂

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    • thank you 🙂 just to add – no – clear up any confusion – Yves hosts the wordle, and in July, there are few of us who will be approving pingbacks on the prompts etc. while she is away …. and I’m one of these people. I’m Pat by the way. And I used to host here on mlmm too – but for reasons other, I had to be granted new access etc. so I was having trouble figuring out if I could access Yves’s pingbacks – turns out I can.

      So since she has scheduled posts, and yes, it’s not quite July, when I popped in earlier this week, I was just double checking and asking people to link to Mr. Linky and also leave a “live link” …. but it’s all sorted and all good. So welcome back and hope to see you again 🙂

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      • I have no idea what a “live link” is–in my post, I include the link to the orig prompt post I write to, and I believe I left it in the comment box as well as Mr Linky. If that doesn’t cover all the bases, I don’t know what to say–I write for the enjoyment, really, not for any special acknowledgment–so I hope my question/comment didn’t put pressure on you. Best wishes 🙂

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      • no pressures and you did everything “right” – when I write live link – it’s just means leave a comment on the prompt post with a “http: yoursite’s post” etc. in your comment, which you did – because unlike a pingback, if you’ve already commented, it will immediately show up – pingbacks need to be manually approved, much like comments in moderation – so all the techie business aside, everything was just fine with your comment and post and how you went about it all.

        and the reason we offer the “Mr. Linky” along with pingbacks and “http;your post” option is because other platforms, like Blogger, can’t create pingbacks on WP – so bloggers on blogspot can always leave their “paper trail” on the Mr. Linky – because part of the process is the fun of wandering about, time permitting, and enjoying what others have written to the prompts too – as you know 🙂

        So at the very least, if you enjoy the prompts and play along, it’s a way for everyone to see and know that you are included in the fun 🙂

        Hope this makes sense – have a wonderful day 🙂

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      • Yes, it makes sense–thanks much for the clarification. When I started blogging in August 2011, I knew zip-zero-nada about the technical aspects; I’m a high-strung person and I took everything so seriously–worrying about making mistakes. But I’ve learned a fair bit, and am really enjoying my current blog. I’ve changed blogs so often–probably over 50–that a couple readers joked that I was on the lam from either the Mafia or the CIA 🙂 I truly hope I can keep this blog for the “duration” 🙂 Anyway, thanks much for chatting with me–you probably have a real life and job, and I’m sure your time is valuable 🙂

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      • LOL – oh, another kindred spirit? I’ve changed blog pens so many times too – for lots of reasons – hahaha, so that makes me laugh! But, as long as you’re okay with where you’re at now, then that’s all that matters.
        All this techie stuff can make anyone a bit nuts, but most people are helpful around WP – so it’s okay.
        LOL – my real life job is letting my “burn out” finish spluttering 😉

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      • well, sometimes life throws us exactly what we need, even if we don’t like it …. but thank you for your kind thoughts 🙂

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      • yes, it’s just sometimes it takes us forever to understand and see it clearly, such as it is to be human.

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      • yes, I can understand that – and hopefully there are more “good” days than “harder” ones 🙂

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      • Life’s a roller coaster, for sure–there’s a blogger whose title is something like “a stone on a roller coaster”… I’m either way UP or Down 🙂 So at 65, I decided to go back into counseling for awhile–the clinician I met today is 24….I hardly knew how to respond! But I’m excited, feeling positive about it 🙂

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      • LOL (sorry – you said I could laugh!) Yup, I would be a bit on the “???” side myself – but I guess like most things, you won’t know until you try and see – and hopefully it will be a good fit – and if it helps, then that’s what counts. 🙂

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      • Yes, keep laughing–it’s a good coping mechanism!! 🙂 I have more realistic expectations for counseling, this time around–I know the clinician cannot “save” or “cure” me, and that there are no “magic answers”. So I’m open to just seeing what happens–nothing to lose. And here’s the beauty part: these clinicians are funded by grants–so no charge to client, no insurance billed. They do short-term (6 months max) counseling–which hopefully will be all I need 🙂

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