Weekend Writing Prompt #119 – Tinker

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Are you a little tinker or someone who likes to tinker at something?
Adults used to call impish children little tinkers. They weren’t exactly naughty, but they did play up in a cute sort of way and were laughingly reprimanded.
To the other extent, Hubby likes to tinker making models from plans. He built a skiff boat in our garage many years ago but we could never afford the engine to try it out. Shame.

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 Weekend Writing Prompt #119 – Tinker

  1. Sadje says:

    I am the one who tinkers with things. Trying to make them work when they break down.

  2. Dear Di,

    I love the two usages of tinker in this piece. Educational and entertaining all at the once.



  3. Carol Anne says:

    Awe too bad you couldnt try out the boat! 😀 nice that your hubby loves to tinker with things!

  4. I didn’t know people used to call naughty children “little tinkers” – I thought it was “little stinkers”! Very cool.

  5. Dale says:

    Sweet take, though over here, we add an s before the tinker when speaking of little kids 😉

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