Here is this week’s list:
1. pistil [the female reproductive part of a flower. The pistil, centrally located, typically consists of a swollen base, the ovary, which contains the potential seeds, or ovules; a stalk, or style, arising from the ovary; and a pollen-receptive tip, the stigma, variously shaped and often sticky.]
2. stamen [a stamen is a male reproductive organ of a flower. It produces the pollen. The stamen has two parts: the anther, and the stalk. The stalk is also called the filament.]
9. granny knot [The granny knot is a binding knot, used to secure a rope or line around an object.]
Her anger was simmering under the surface. She didn’t want to dawdle, so in equal measure, she looped and reversed her stance with haste, her mother comparing her to a wilting flower as she clutched the barre, practising her arabesque in front of the mirror.
Ballet was her mother’s dream, not hers, and she couldn’t give a flying pistil or stamen as she pranced and preened in a silly frothy skirt referred to as a tutu.
In short, she didn’t want to be here. She wanted to be with Him, in His Arms, being loved and coddled, not stretched and strained. Her arm sockets ached from the effort.
When the session was finally over, she was even more annoyed that her ballet shoe ribbons had tied themselves in granny knots, so slashing them mercilessly, she threw them across the room.
Clever use of the wordle Di 🙂 Well done – and quite the intense little scene here. Never easy to live out someone else’s dreams. You’ve captured the emotions really well. And I particularly like how you’ve used pistil and stamen as alternates for swear words – or phrases – has a lovely and unique elegance and surprising element! Well done!
thanks for playing the wordle this week 🙂
Thank you! I enjoyed writing this one.
Love this bit: “she couldn’t give a flying pistil or stamen” I’m curious as to how others are using these two words. Very clever of you Di.
Thanks Michael. I was stumped how to use them and thought of an aunt who never swore and used every day words instead. Fish and faggots was a favourite!!
being loved and coddled,
not stretched and strained.
Rebelling against a mother’s choice can be very common episodes along the road to success. It may not be smooth running! Part of growing up so it is said! Wonderful narration Di!