Wordle #131 “November 28th, 2016” – Her Stelliferous Face


This week’s words: Grip Wave Penny Dreadful (a cheap, sensational novel of adventure, crime, or violence; dime novel.) Sedate Stelliferous (Having or abounding with stars.) Episode Plasma Slight Reference Moribund (In a dying state; near death. On the verge of extinction or termination. Not progressing or advancing; stagnant) Famous Fend

The first time I saw her I knew there was something stelliferous about her. Two things stood out, her smile and her eyes.

Both features awoke that feeling you had long thought of as gone. A childish sensation that once gripped you and now was little more than memory. As her stelliferousness rolled over you as if like a wave upon the ocean you knew there was no gain to be made in fending off the feelings that pervaded you reminding you that not everything in life was over.

She said she was a writer of Penny Dreadful’s and a famous one at that. Her fame was well known and people lined up at book stores in anticipation of her next edition in which each episode would explore the moribund character of Alexis Stagnation who would lead us through at times painful exploration of the crime she chose to confront us with.

She sat with me that Saturday afternoon, the giant green plasma ring on her finger dazzling me every time the sun glinted off it. She made slight reference to her writing being more interested in me and my fledgling career as a furniture maker. A career in which the sedate nature of my personality was imperative to the creation of the ideal chair or lounge.  I was passionate about what I did to the point where she asked if she could write a character like me into her next penny dreadful. I was flattered beyond belief and I think for one fleeting moment the stelliferous nature of my very plain face made a slight and pertinent reference to the stars that were shining in my eyes.


Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/wordle-131-november-128th-2016/

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15 Responses to Wordle #131 “November 28th, 2016” – Her Stelliferous Face

  1. What a beautiful and romantic way to use stelliferous it really is a wonderful word! Do you make furniture by chance?

  2. I’m impressed. I worked stelliferous out of my post (it wouldn’t really have worked anyway but still it seems a little cowardly). A wonderful and sweet story 🙂

  3. I do love how you made a stellar reference to a love story… great use of the word, sometimes being a character in a novel is the best we can wish for.

  4. Lyn says:

    Great story Michael. All I need now is for the word stelliferous to come up in a trivia quiz so I can amaze them with my knowledge…however, I think the “stelli” bit might give the game away 😀

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