The end’s in sight!



Today’s weird words!

Wildered – went astray

Ween – think or suppose, be of the opinion

Whence – from what place

Whereagainst – against which

Whitherward – toward what or which place

Whereout – out of which

Wanion – ill-luck, misfortune




14-141862_gdpr-and-email-marketing-confused-cartoon-confused-manJust fifty minutes until my job interview.  I mustn’t be late.  I checked the address on the letter and set off.  Five minutes later I wildered and became totally lost.

I asked a passing priest for help. “Walk witherward St Peter’s church, turn left and it’s on your right,” he said.  I thanked him, crossed myself and trotted off. Five minutes later I was lost again.

I spotted a chap on a bench swigging from a can of beer and asked him for directions. “Walk to the Flying Fish, hic, from whence you turn right, hic, and it’s there”  he slurred.  Five minutes later… you guessed!

I stopped a little old lady. ”See the retirement home?” she squeaked, “turn left there, left, and left again and I ween you’ll see it”.  Five minutes later I was back where I started!

Whereagainst all odds, I eventually made it and got the job! 

On the way back I donated some cash to a retirement home, said a prayer of thanks in St Peter’s church whereout I popped to the Flying Fish for a celebratory drink. 

Twenty minutes later I stepped outside, tripped, and had the wanion to fall flat on my face.

“Can you direct me to the emergency department?”  I asked a passing stranger.


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39 thoughts on “The end’s in sight!

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 27, 2020 / 00:40

    Wow! So many weird words to choose from today. I’m going to miss this feature when the month is over!

    I’m glad the poor guy finally got the job. Now he can afford to take a taxi whithersoever he wishes. Wildering like that, he risks a thug waylaying and waddying him.

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  2. messymimi's meanderings Apr 27, 2020 / 02:48

    Hmmm, maybe his mind is on too many old words for him to watch his step or keep his directions straight. Fun words today, i agree i am going to miss learning new ones each day.

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  3. jlennidorner Apr 27, 2020 / 02:59

    Great use of the words!

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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  4. msjadeli Apr 27, 2020 / 05:09

    A tale of two cities: “it was the best of times it was the worst of times”.

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  5. Balaka Apr 27, 2020 / 10:17

    Ha ha ha ha…another ROFL post. Thanks for making me laugh so hard.

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  6. Arti Apr 27, 2020 / 10:19

    All the wanions in one day! Good thing he crossed himself while crossing the church–at least he got the job.

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  7. Denise D Hammond Apr 27, 2020 / 11:46

    Is there such a thing as a word wonk? BTW, yesterday the Scrabble computer used the word ‘ekpwele’. Made me think of you.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 27, 2020 / 15:02

      Wonk : a person preoccupied with arcane details or procedures in a specialized field. So, yes! I like ekpwele! Well done…


      • Unishta Apr 27, 2020 / 16:28

        Will definitely miss your stories once the month is up. But I’m glad April is coming to an end. Hoping for an end to our lockdown too.

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      • Keith's Ramblings Apr 27, 2020 / 17:33

        I must admit I’m looking forward to getting back to the writing groups I had to sideline this month. As for the lockdown…expletive deleted!


  8. Shweta Suresh Apr 27, 2020 / 12:38

    Oh! I feel for him. I am clumsy too, but luckily my direction sense is better. Great story, Keith. 🙂

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  9. Srivalli Apr 27, 2020 / 13:27

    Oh, poor guy. At least he got the job. Such cute words for the day today. I’m going to miss them when the month is over.

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  10. Pradeep Apr 27, 2020 / 15:36

    O, so sad that his happiness in getting a new job didn’t last too long.

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  11. soniadogra Apr 27, 2020 / 17:27

    For once by the end of this challenge I knew all but one! Yayy!! I hope he didn’t hurt himself much!

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  12. Shilpa Garg Apr 28, 2020 / 15:25

    Hahaha! This is such a fun story! Glad that he got the job despite the wildering!

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  13. Kathe W. Apr 29, 2020 / 16:38

    Once again you have me whirling in a laughter….sorry to be so tardy,but the garden needed attention the last few days! Cheers!

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