Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle


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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Twaddle- 98 words

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

Writing Twaddle

Twaddle a slang word in English
meaning talking a lot of nonsense
tempted to write meaningless words
it would be like a child reading a book

Father said if I didn’t know a word
I would not try to learn what it was
I would always say “wheelbarrow”
That saying was said all my schooldays
but it has never left my mind ever.
Now I have written ninety-eight words
well, some of it was twaddle,
most of it was making a statement
that you can write anything you like
even if it is a thought, mostly just piffle.

98 words



21 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

    • Smiles, I only use that word now when I’m working in the garden and actually my father made me feel bad everytime he said it, I remember that clearly but I don’t remember ever using that word when reading. Have a great day.

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