Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – When the Wildverbs Destroyed the Scrabble Tournament.


With the owner sidelined through illness, it was a case of open slather. There was little joy you might say, but the dragons were restless.

Corralled as they were the words for this week’s challenge milled about, bumping each other, pushing aside the prepositions, the nouns believing they were superior and the verbs recently captured in the latest roundup snorted and pawed at the ground awaiting their opportunity to move from the wild to the order of modern living.

It was the wildverbs who caused the upset on the day. They pushed the dragons just that bit too far. The dragons believing, they held sway over the word farm tried using their whips which the verbs resisted by dropping their tense and creating chaos when the parsing was attempted.

It was such that the annual scrabble tournament was abandoned, the dragons furious, the wildverbs left to sulk in the corner, the nouns saying: “Well I did tell you so!!”


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/fffaw-challenge-186th/


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17 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – When the Wildverbs Destroyed the Scrabble Tournament.

  1. Hahaha! Seems more like the war of English Grammar! LOL! Cute story, Michael!

  2. michael1148humphris says:

    If only you had been my grammar teacher, I might have learnt so much more about my native tongue

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    True to life – those words never behave themselves!

  4. theresaly520 says:

    😀 This is reminding of the tale in the Phantom of the Tollbooth except there was a war between words and numbers. Who knew that there was civil unrest in the word kingdom!

  5. JS Brand says:

    At least the dragons could maintain some control over the other words by threatening to hold them back for declension!

  6. Ha ha ha ha ha, that was quite a wild ride Michael. Loved it to bits.

  7. War of the Words! Brilliant.

  8. So creative. I disliked grammar in school but somehow managed. Presented in this manner I would have been a star. 😊

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