Wordle #87 “November 30, 2015” Professor Elbow


This week’s words: Elbow Emotional Docile Glass Shivaree (a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noise makers given for a newly married couple; charivari. Informal. an elaborate, noisy celebration.) Cake Prodigious (extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat. abnormal; monstrous.) Dress Telesthesia (sensation or perception received at a distance without the normaloperation of the recognized sense organs.) Dew White (Not in the wordle but I can only find 11 words if you spot the 12th let me know if not will just use white!) Errant

Professor Elbow looked down his long and sinewy nose at his errant daughter. The girl who was emotional at the best times was surely testing him this day with her request that her upcoming wedding contain a shivaree made up by not just a special imported shivaree band but by every member of the wedding party bringing their own implements to create the maximum amount of noise. She had drawn up a prodigious list of possible implements to be used from pots and pans to car hubcaps to small metal bells.

Professor Elbow was usually a docile man, not one to be influenced my emotion in any way shape or form after all you don’t get to be a Professor of Telesthesia by falling into any kind of emotional stupor though right at this moment the temptation was somewhat overwhelming.

His daughter was adamant that she wanted no cake and her wedding dress would be a simple as she could manage. Her fathers vision of his only daughter walking down the aisle in white were dashed when she said she preferred a bright purple and that she had a plan for the style of the dress.

The normally docile and unemotional Professor Elbow was stumped for words before the enthusiasm of his daughter. They would marry early in the morning so as to do what she loved most, run barefoot across the dewy lawn.

The good professor found cause to reach for a glass to pour himself a stiff drink, something to settle his nerves for in his head at that very moment the shivaree was all but deafening.


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13 Responses to Wordle #87 “November 30, 2015” Professor Elbow

  1. poor professor! anyway, it’s her daughter’s wedding and I think she can have what she wants – it’s her special day! well-written, Michael 🙂

  2. The professor’s emotions are masterfully portrayed I felt, what he felt and I sympathized with him as a parent of my own willful daughter lol Great job Michael =)

  3. mandy says:

    What caught my attention at once: “His daughter was adamant that she wanted no cake and her wedding dress would be a simple as she could manage.” Are you kidding? Bring on the pots and pans, kettle bells, bright purple dress (my favorite color!), and let EVERYONE run barefoot across the dewy lawn! Seems all parent would embrace this idea! Okay, maybe just me 😀 Great story, Michael.

    • Thanks Mandy I would think it as reasonable thing to run barefoot thru the dew……think of the memories and the video……you like purple?….what a coincidence.

      • mandy says:

        I love the visual created here, Michael. I was that sort of girl, hated fanfare in the traditional sense and, yes I love purple 😀

  4. kaykuala h says:

    As often as a Dad would do for a loving daughter. Sporting and accommodating as always. Great prose Michael, a refreshing write from verses of others!


  5. luckyjc007 says:

    Funny! I love your choice of the professor’s name! Her father should count his lucky stars that she wants things to be very simple. Unfortunately, he is disappointed with her choices, but hopefully her choice of the groom fits in with her father’s approval. 🙂

  6. They both are kind of out of luck. 🙂 Very good story. I’m rooting for the daughter to have the wedding she wants!

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