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Three Word Thursday #6

Welcome to Three Word Thursday #6. This week, joining the quondam word-list, we have  sternutation,  zoilist, &  anopisthograph.  We also have a whole list of perspicacious writers. If you enjoy reading my story, leave a comment then click on the names of the other players and go see how they used the words. You’ll be entertained (and possibly educated) all at once.


Zinnia grabbed a Kleenex box and waved it at her sister.  “Listen, Zelda, you know there’s nothing I hate more than a zoilist, so I certainly don’t want to become one, but you’ve either got to stop that constant sternutation, or learn to cover your mouth and nose.  Use a hanky for petesakes, you’re spraying germs everywhere!”

“You know, Zinnia, it’s hard enough having this horrible cold, without having to put up with a sister like you!  I’ve used so many tissues I have rubbed my nose raw, but if you don’t care that I’m in pain, fine.  I’ll use a tissue.  This one will do!”  Zelda reached into a pile of papers on Zinnia’s desk and grabbed one.

“Oh, no, Zelda!  Get away from my anopisthograph collection.  That’s not a tissue!  Give me that!”

Zinnia tried to rescue the paper, but it was too late.  Zelda had her way with it.

“You want it, sister?”  Zelda asked, then tossed the wadded up scrap to Zinnia.  “Here.”

Zinnia carefully unfolded the glistening, slimy piece of paper.  “You’ve blown your nose on my Lawrence Welk autograph,” she wailed.


Perspicacious players:

Three Word Thursday #7:

Every Thursday I will give you three new words.  You have until the following Thursday to compose a story using all three of the words.  Then, on that following Thursday, post your story.  After you post, come by here and sign in in the comments.  Then, just like up above, I will put your links up for all to visit.

The Week Seven words will be: bacchante; queachy; jibber

Got it?  Good!  In that case:  Your story is due on:  March 26th, 2009

Lawrence Welk was not actually harmed in the writing of this story.


He said, “Be more careful about what words you pick for Three Word Thursday.”

She said, “Why?  What’s wrong with my words?”

He said,  “You’re going to end up with a “Genius” reading level on your blog.”

She squealed, “Really?!  Neato, Cheeto!”

He sighed, shook his head and answered, “Then again, maybe not.”


  1. Ewwww! Now why didn’t she do it in her sleeve? LOL!
    Oh and I really loved that last paragraph.
    Especially that last sentence.

  2. Your story is okay but we dragons want to complain. Just because we are mythical creatures is no reason to leave us off of your list. You will find a link to us in Dr. John’s wrap up.

  3. great stuff! Loved the story…but most of all loved O’C’s comment. Obviously some of us who visit are already geniuses…ahem…

  4. Well, when all the genius’s start showing up, you’ll still have ME to balance things out! Loved this story! I might have participated this week if not for all my own sternutations…

  5. Jientje — the point wasn’t to blow her nose, it was to upset her sister!

    Betty — only because you’re too nice of a person to think of such mean things to do.

    Dr. John — ah, but would it still be funny if it happened to you?

    Fandangos — you are on the list — all five of you, even though only 3 of you complained!

    Alastair — did you come all this way to insult me on my own blog? Good job!

    Melli — don’t worry. Even with these big, ol’, weird words, the reading level on my blog is still only 6th grade!

    Raven — I had to remind him that I’m only a fifth grader!

    Doug — that’s what OC said!

    Mar — wiki inserted!

  6. OMG I so hope JoAnne Castle is around 🙂 Great story of Mistress of the Quill and Scrolls and now the Cheetos!!!!!!!!!

  7. Loved the story but more than that the footnote of her and his bantering…..makes me miss you more, I can hear your voice – tone – merriment in the written words. XOOXOXO

  8. Thom — it figures you’d be the Lawrence Welk fan. I knew they’d be at least one in the crowd.

    Fandango — thanks! I can’t put up libks from work.

    Lisa — I can hardly wait. Will it accompany an artwork? I was rather hoping for an egg titled, “The Sneeze”.

    Juliana — Cheetos are a crispy sort of cheese-food chip sold here. Neat-o is just a silly word from my childhood. And, I’d tell you I patterned this story off my siblings, but the one who reads this blog would likely squawk.

    Caryl — Hi, sis! I love you!

  9. Well I’ll take the honor. You know Myron Floren was my inspiration to learn to play the accordion in my youth…and no I don’t play it any more. Dang.

  10. Nope. No egg. I’ve decided I need a personal blog since you won’t stop playing interesting games. 🙂

  11. Hi Quilly!! For some reason, I couldn’t find anything on your blog yesterday that was newer than the Melli’s Alphabet one… but it’s here today, and for that I am grateful.

    This is a great story, as all yours are. What a mean, nasty, self involved girl Zelda is. Not that I’m a Lawrence Welk fan, but that autograph meant a lot to Zinnia and Zelda deliberately destroyed it. That’s just plain wrong. Will Zinnia take any recourse against her?

  12. Sorry about about the miscommunication for this week. I was out of town on the due date, so I scheduled it to post while I was away. I can also see that I forgot to link back. I didn’t think that anyone was mad at anyone else. I know that it’s all in good fun. 😉 Have a wonderful week! 🙂

    P.S. I’ll have to thank the dragons for giving you the heads up.

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