MLMM: Wordle #198

For some reason, this didn’t come into my reader today.
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Credit: Candice Daoud

1. Absent
2. Acerbic
3. Nestle
4. Numerous
5. Behavior
6. Deleterious
7. Parched
8. Particular
9. Amass
10. Muted
11. Absent (Note: duplicated in the list but noticed WOEBEGONE in the image)
12. Maternal

The change in her behaviour could be traced to a particular day, when anger and jealousy amassed into an onslaught of acerbic and deleterious comments hurled so mercilessly in her direction, the beating of fists raining against her head.
Conversation, if any, was muted, her mind seemingly parched of any emotion.
Recognition of family remained absent despite numerous attempts to revive or reclaim it.
There was no maternal love here, no loving bosom to nestle into. In his mother’s place sat a stranger with a permanent woebegone expression, distant and almost unreachable.
His father had a lot to answer for.
But then he already had when she cut his throat with the bread knife.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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12 Responses to MLMM: Wordle #198

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Pensivity! Thank you so much for your story. The ending with the bread knife is quite shocking. However, it is in a a way expected after you tell us the mother has been beaten physically and emotionally until she has nothing ‘maternal’ about her left. In this sense, you are expecting her to snap, but still I found the butter knife an interesting choice of weapon. Great job! Also thanks for finding that 11th word for me. I did not mean to use ‘Absent’ twice, and also did not see ‘Woebegone.’ So I appreciate your note on that. Cheers and have a great week. 🙂

  2. Sounds like when Mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy.

  3. calmkate says:

    great write up on the post … surprise twist at the end 🙂

  4. Michael says:

    A bread knife? Wow that’s getting your message home isn’t it? Great response di.

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