Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle
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.
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.