No Nonsense – Saturday Mix, 21 January 2023

Sarah is our host and this week sees another new challenge.
Welcome to the Saturday Mix – No Nonsense, 21 January 2023!

You will be given a nonsensical, made-up word. You will need to come up with your own definition and use it creatively and in context, in your response. It is your choice whether you write using poetry or prose.

Your nonsense word this week is: “polershmett

Polershmett: (n) a protective helmet worn by pole dancers

Geri stared at Jon, her trainer, aghast.
‘What the hell is that?’ she demanded.
Holding the head attire aloft, he explained
‘This is a polershmett. It is designed to protect that beautiful head of yours when performing the reverse manoeuvrers on the Centre Pole on stage.’
‘It’s not exactly glamourous! I mean look at it. It looks like a crash helmet that failed its road safety test! And what are all those wires and buttons for?’
‘This is the practice model. The one you will wear will have feathers and spangles, then laser lights will be projected as you spin throughout your performance.’
‘OK, so I’ll look like a peacock on speed, but what are they for?’
‘They will monitor your brain activity so that if there is any strain or negative issues, we can identify them and adjust accordingly. ‘
‘Adjust? What do you think I am? Some kind of performing robot?’
Peter took Jon to one side and whispered
‘Will you tell her or shall I?’

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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15 Responses to No Nonsense – Saturday Mix, 21 January 2023

  1. weejars says:

    That is hilarious Di! I love it 😍
    Hope you enjoyed the new prompt!

  2. The motto should always be safety first when you are pole dancing. Nice story, Di.

  3. Carol anne says:

    ahahahaha! Good one Di! 🙂

  4. murisopsis says:

    I think that robot dancer is headed to an existential crisis!

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Love it, I so want one 🤣

  6. Sadje says:

    Haha! Very good imagination

  7. glyn40wilton says:

    Geri is a kind of crash test dummy

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