[victorian child care] (Photo credit: RHiNO NEAL)
A conversation after the zugzwang of yesterday’s post:
Me [puzzled and a little distressed]: I wrote a really lovely post for Tory Boy’s birthday. It was supposed to be funny, but it was nice instead.
Hub [genuinely sympathetic]: Aw, never mind, sweetie.
Less words… (Photo credit: shtikl)
Today is the last day of my 26 words in 26 posts challenge.
If by ‘succeeded’ I mean, ‘Didn’t include joke posts and there was one day when I forgot to include a new word.’
I hope you enjoyed learning 26 new words and their meanings which, if you are anything like me, you will immediately have forgotten.
To refresh your memory, here are the last three words of the challenge:
Xu: an aluminum* coin of Vietnam, the 100th part of a dong.
*aluminium, if you speak English.
Ylem: the original substance of the universe from which all matter is said to be derived. So that’s where babies come from…
Zugzwang: a position in which one player can move only with loss or severe disadvantage i.e. there’s no getting around it – yesterday’s post was bad for my image.
E-collar (Photo credit: sean94110)
Today’s WordPress prompt:
In the DC comics universe, a planet called “Htrae” (“Earth” spelled backwards) is populated with bizarre versions of superheroes. A Seinfeld episode made the idea of this Bizarro World popular, where the characters encountered their opposite selves.
Craft a scene in which you meet an opposite version of yourself — or a story in a bizarre, backwards world.
Welcome, welcome, Laughing Housewife, to our WordPress Prompters’ office. We love your responses to our prompts and enjoy the way you poke fun at us, without mercy or regard for your blog’s safety.
Thank you, Dear WordPress Prompter, I replied; I came to inform you, however, that I regret my past arrows through your hearts and have decided to cease tormenting yo…
I’m sorry, dear readers: some worlds are so bizarre that my head explodes even thinking about it.