Wordle #174 – Peter Pester


This weeks words and phrases: turn signal Corrupt Pester swain [a young lover or suitor|a country youth] gibbous moon [any moon that appears more than half lighted but less than full is called a gibbous moon. The word gibbous comes from a root word that means hump-backed] fen [a low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land|flat low-lying areas of eastern England, formerly marshland but largely drained for agriculture since the 17th century|wetland with alkaline, neutral, or only slightly acid peaty soil] Brunette bombshell [an overwhelming surprise or disappointment|a very attractive woman|an artillery shell] Lilliputian [trivial or very small|a trivial or very small person or thing|early 18th century: from the imaginary country of Lilliput in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, inhabited by people 6 inches (15 cm) high] mawkish [sentimental in a feeble or sickly way|having a faint sickly flavor] Melodious Garage


It was in the garage that all the trouble started. Peter Pester the garage apprentice had a most melodious voice and loved to sing. But there was one thing Lilliputians hated more than singing and that was more singing.

As it was they suffered collectively from small person syndrome believing every one and everything was against them and so for the most part showed no mawkishness when it came to things of the heart.

Peter’s singing was a signal to the community that they had every reason to right feel they were hard done by.

So when Ursula Littlefanny the community brunette and bombshell attractive girl was found murdered on the fen it gave them the perfect opportunity to vent against Peter Pester as his unnatural behaviour was a symptom of the changing times and the Lilliputians didn’t like change or singing. So the story took traction that Peter and the beautiful brunette Ursula Littlefanny had an assignation under the gibbous moon down on the fen and that was the last time anyone saw Ursula Littlefanny. Peter had longed to be Ursula Littlefanny’s swain and knew he had his work cut out for him as it was well known he was punching well above his weight when it came to what Ursula Littlefanny might find attractive about him considering his slight if not hideous hump on his back.

At every turn Peter had been attentive and respectful to Ursula Littlefanny.

But the community had it in for Peter Pester and the corruption within their community fuelled by the vicious rumours circulating following Ursula’s death, caused Peter to flee before things got too out of hand.

With Peter Pester now out of town the community settled back into its regular rhythm of hating all and everyone and the memory of Ursula Littlefanny, the Lilliput brunette and bombshell faded over time until the next fen death was discovered.


Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/wordle-174/

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12 Responses to Wordle #174 – Peter Pester

  1. julespaige says:

    I always enjoy the names of your folk. Almost a reversal of Peter Piper… the main suspected ‘Rat’
    ran, but the killer(s) were still in land of the Lilliputians.

  2. Lyn says:

    Always enjoy your offbeat tales, Michael. Small minded to match their small stature — typical. I’m actually reading Gulliver’s Travels at the moment. Haven’t read that since I was about nine 🙂

  3. scribblersdip says:

    Another excellent and clever tale Michael – and certainly great use of the wordle 🙂

    I always appreciate how your mind wanders and then glows and walks into these wonderful worlds and brings us along for a magical ride. Delightful! And thanks for playing the wordle this week 🙂

    • Michael says:

      Thanks Pat and a great challenge I have to say.
      Sorry I’ve not been around for some other challenges but I’m in the midst of a kitchen renovation and it’s exhausting work. Hopefully we finish by the weekend.

      • scribblersdip says:

        I’m catching up on my blog reading and have just came across something noting this – and no apologies Michael – renos and whatever else is happening in life happen. As long as you’re able to keep some moments of sanity – then that’s all that counts. Besides, prompts are open-ended 😉

  4. Sandi says:

    My daughter just started middle school (6th grade) and for her elective she chose chorus over playing an instrument. And she’s using her voice as an instrument… and let’s just say, I totally get this:

    But there was one thing Lilliputians hated more than singing and that was more singing.

    • Michael says:

      I did laugh when I read your comment, I think any child learning an ‘instrument’ no matter what can drive their parents crazy. I had a neighbour once who thought it a good idea to allow his son to learn drumming, lets just say improvement was remarkably slow.

      • Sandi says:

        well, at least, her singing has improved. She doesn’t make her voice waver-in-out like she used to. Sounding like an old woman’s quavering voice. That used to drive me bananas. So, yes, she has improved!!

      • Michael says:

        Well improvement is good for her, you and your entire household..

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