Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 58



Pick minimum two keywords – preferably which is not from your post, and weave a story/poem around it. The onus of identifying your keyword is also on you :). It is not necessary that the keywords appear in your post. It is only a theme, a personality, a mind-set that one works with. It will be interesting to see how these interact with each other.

Hats off to those who can take seven keywords, and create something!


  1. Whiner
  2. Patience personified
  3. Pessimist
  4. Testing Times
  5. Doer
  6. Jilted Lover
  7. Circumstantial
  8. Devoted

William was a whiner and good one at that. No matter the circumstance he could find a reason to complain and did with a vigour that left his mother wondering what she had done wrong to have produced a child such as her William.

The mother was far from a pessimist and was in so many ways a fine example of patience personified. No crisis seemed to faze her and reacted with reason and understanding no matter how dire the situation might be such as William refusing the attend his sister’s wedding because he had a falling out with the groomsman a guy he’d only just met.

Every day for the mother was an example of testing times. It seemed not a day went by without William raising his objection to what appeared reasonable and okay for every other person around him. Because her mother was a real doer considering she was once a jilted lover having arrived at the church to marry the love of her life only to discover, he had run off with her best and only friend. Never one to allow life to get her down for too long she had made it her life’s work to front William every time he decided to raise his pessimistic head and suggest and then demand a positive response.

She was devoted to her son, believe it or not, and no matter the circumstantial evidence would confront him with the reality of life. Basically, that in life, and this was in regard to his sister’s wedding, that life was made up of relatives and everyone else and he was not in any position to pick and choose his relatives and who they associated with, so he’d best ‘suck it up’ and allow nature to take its course.

Thankfully William was prepared to accept his mother’s advice even though in most cases he didn’t understand.


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7 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 58

  1. Sadje says:

    You weaved a good story with the prompt words. Enjoyed it.

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    I like the last line – following without understanding. So many equations are made this way.

  3. Indira says:

    Thankfully William is now tolerable. Nice story.

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