Tale Weaver – #312 – Making Sense of Nonsense – January28th

Ha! We haven’t had one of these from Michael for a while, and they are such fun to do!

Michael’s challenge this week is as follows:

At the recent Grimster’s Convention it was agreed that lanmiters would no longer be allowed.

Use this statement adding your own interpretation of “grimsters” and what you think “lanmiters” might be.

Here’s my take:

At the recent Grimster’s Convention it was agreed that lanmiters would no longer be allowed. Of course the committee had to be careful not to offend anyone, so it was a closed meeting for members only.

The Grimsters were a funny lot, which was ironic in a way as they lived up to their name of being ‘grim’. They never smiled, never laughed, and were polite but never participated in any jovial banter. They all had grey hair and long faces, not so much as a crinkled laughter line around the eyes between them, but surprisingly, they had a membership of over 50.

Originally, Lanmiters, or relatives of the Grimsters, were permitted to attend the four annual functions, but one young upstart had decided to liven things up by placing whoopee cushions under the seats of the committee. This had led to riotous laughter amongst non-members, which was disruptive and simply not allowed. Someone had to be sensible at all times, and practical jokes were not tolerated, hence the decision not to admit lanmiters into the fold, for whatever reason.

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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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6 Responses to Tale Weaver – #312 – Making Sense of Nonsense – January28th

  1. murisopsis says:

    That would be a disagreeable situation. But considering the Grimster’s dispositions it might reinforce their naturally sour demeanors…

  2. Michael says:

    Well perfectly understandable Di, considering the circumstances. I enjoyed your take.

  3. Excellent! I could see these characters easily used in Harry Potter!

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