Wordle #107 “May 2nd, 2016” – Greasy Barr


This week’s great words: Greasy Entice Cryptic Marrowbone Collision Lead Edge Hole Kuebiko (n. a state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence, which force you to revise your image of what can happen in this world—mending the fences of your expectations, weeding out all unwelcome and invasive truths, cultivating the perennial good that’s buried under the surface, and propping yourself up like an old scarecrow, who’s bursting at the seams but powerless to do anything but stand there and watch.) Yellow Crooked Vitriol (Chemistry: any of certain metallic sulfates of glassy appearance, as copper sulfate or blue vitriol, iron sulfate or green vitriol, zinc sulfate orwhite vitriol, etc. contempt, sarcasm, venom, hatefulness, criticism)


When Greasy Barr was involved a bad collision as a kid it did something weird to his psyche. By the time he was fourteen he had established the towns only Kuebiko club. Admittedly it had a membership of one but Greasy had a uniform made complete with logos and a club song. His song,  much like the goings on within the Kuebiko Club was an act of senseless musical violence. Sung badly, always out of tune and at the top of his lungs we always knew when Greasy was on the lookout for some victim or object to practice his art of senseless violence on.

He was very good at enticing you into some situation, which in evidently lead to you ending up in a hole. Once you were in he would peer over the edge and announce some form of punishment for some crime you never committed. One time he announced to Foxy Dawes that he was going to pour yellow paint over him and he did.

The vitriol that poured from Foxy’s mouth was anything but cryptic announcing in no uncertain terms that he would take Greasy apart limb by limb and suck out the marrowbone from his bones and spit it into the dirt.

It wasn’t that Greasy was crooked in any way, his brain had been interfered with and often he had no idea what he was doing as when questioned afterwards he would stare blankly at his accusers unaware of the crime he had committed.

In the end it was decided to dismantle the Kuebiko Club, fill in all of the holes he had dug and put him into a hole all of his own.

Greasy is happy there, in a very cryptic sort of way.


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8 Responses to Wordle #107 “May 2nd, 2016” – Greasy Barr

  1. By the time he was fourteen he had established the towns only Kuebiko club. Admittedly it had a membership of one but Greasy had a uniform made complete with logos and a club song.

    I loved this part especially!

    You have a way with words that really captures that absurd humor I adore so much

  2. Lyn says:

    Poor Greasy. One would hope it was only a metaphorical hole they put him in. Your ability to wrangle random words into a story, never ceases to surprise me, Michael.

  3. Cara Hartley says:

    I can relate to what Greasy is feeling, although I try never to commit acts of senseless violence. Sensible violence is a different story entirely, although I must confess that I’ve never been able to find an act of sensible violence to commit.

  4. wildchild47 says:

    As usual, you had me with the names, at the get go …. and I’m sorry, the snark in me today, is laughing at the senseless violence, the “club of one” …. and the general absurdity yet entirely plausible circumstances of a tale woven from such an imagination, that loves to play with words, and ask the question: “what if?”

    Great use of the wordle Michael 😀

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