Wordle No 161

Here is the list of words this week:

1. Insulin
2. Posture
3. Shake
4. Suffer
5. Cloudburst
6. Immure (v.)) to enclose within walls. to shut in; seclude or confine. to imprison. to build into or entomb in a wall. obsolete. to surround with walls; fortify.)
7. Hereafter
8. Slovenly
9. Radiate
10. Gladiola
11. Restaurant
12. Galimatias (n)) Nonsense)

The scent of gladioli wafted in from the pub’s restaurant garden.
He was seated at a window table, his posture speaking volumes as to his mood.
For years, she’d suffered his slovenly behaviour and appearance, the after-effects of a night with the lads, the sense of hopelessness and threat to her identity.
The final straw had come when he’d hidden her insulin in a ploy to immure her permanently in his life.
He was dangerous, and in a cloudburst of clarity, she’d packed her bags and left.

She sat down opposite, shaking off any sense of pity or compassion.
He was a mess. Unwashed, dishevelled, his normal hungover self.
He looked across at her, smiling what he thought was his charming sheepish smile.
She knew better, and more importantly, what was coming next.
For the next ten minutes, she listened as he radiated galimatias, empty promises of how he would change, how he wanted her back.
She’d lost count of the times she’d been there before.
Then came the kicker.
‘I’m behind with the rent by few months. Can you help me out?’
‘No’.
She paid for his coffee, stood and walked away.
She’d settle any debt in the hereafter on her terms, not because he’d put her there.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle challenge 26th June
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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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12 Responses to Wordle No 161

  1. weejars says:

    Brilliant. Love it

  2. Lorraine says:

    Wonderful story woven through the wordle words. I like how different the interpretations are; how the word usage creates images. Your story is very vivid — like the vibrant gladioli.

  3. scribblersdip says:

    Hi Di 🙂

    thanks for playing the wordle this week 🙂

    Wow – you’ve really written a very small and powerful punch packing story here – and used the words in such perfect fashion – extremely well suited and apt! I really loved how you ended it –
    She’d settle any debt in the hereafter on her terms, not because he’d put her there.

    that’s such an excellent closure – *I’m shaking my head in wonder but delight* – definitely a neat and tightly wrapped story!

    Cheers!

  4. Michael says:

    Fabulous Di, great piece of writing, strength of character you have to love it.

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