Monday, November 28, 2016

in grips of surprises in a wave of conflict

                                                                                            Attribution: Suhaknoke
Image: A Misumena-vatia spider having captured a bee (here)

11 of 12 words given
grip wave episode slight fend famous reference
stelliferous (having or abounding with stars.)
sedate (undisturbed by passion or excitement)
moribund (In a dying state; near death)
penny dreadful (a cheap, sensational novel)

in grips of surprises in a wave of conflict
an episode quite damaging to its well-being
set to a slight dampening of spirits but so tacit
buoyed by escapism which appeared trifling

but yet to fend for itself against all odds
imagined or otherwise but in a way famous
in a stelliferous stance as a defence of sorts
sedate in all manner of salvaging a status

aligned for success in a stupendous surge
of enthusiasm with a reference of honour
not moribund but so much alive to splurge
a strength beyond penny dreadful misnomer

For MLMM's Wordle #131 and
Elizabeth's Creativity Challenge Day 8  -  defence


  1. I read it twice. First for the wonderful sound of it. Then for the sense it made. This is a beautiful piece of writing, and thanks for your continued support.


  2. I love the "stelliferous stance"........and I feel like I'm in the middle of a penny dreadful with evil villain at the moment. I enjoyed this, Hank. Nice to see you at this challenge.

    1. I agree with Sherry those were my favorite bits as well!


  3. When it comes down to life and death, there's always that last minute surge to survive. Well done with the words, Hank.

  4. I hope we can work the world out of this penny dreadful... this dystopian pulp fiction has to come to a happy end.

  5. Well done - congratulations
    Here's to the surge

  6. I had to read this all in one breath - I did it after a couple of tries - just for the sound of it. And then instead of pressing publish, I clicked on 'sign out' and lost my comment. So here it is again!

  7. How much the animal kingdowm is like the whole world.
    Well done Hank on an excellent read and write.

  8. That want to survive will always compel one forward indeed.