Wordle #171

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.]
3. arabesque
4. skirt
5. socket
6. measure
7. loop
8. simmer
9. granny knot [The granny knot is a binding knot, used to secure a rope or line around an object.]
10. clutch
11. reverse
12. dawdle

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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Wordle #171

  1. scribblersdip says:

    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 🙂

  2. Michael says:

    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.

  3. 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!


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