Sixty-six words


for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Niggle and the limit, 66 words.




“Six down. To trifle, quibble, six letters. Let me think.

Fuss? That’s only four.

Nitpick? That’s seven”.

He put it down, picked it up.  Put it down again, scratched his head, picked it up.  It was so frustrating.

Went to bed, but couldn’t sleep.

“Concern? No. Peeve? No”.

Climbed out, paced around, sat down, stood up, climbed back in.


That word will niggle him forever!




28 thoughts on “Sixty-six words

  1. Denise Hammond Dec 12, 2020 / 13:46

    I start my morning with the New York Times crossword. And I always have some simple word that escapes me. Like the story.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 12, 2020 / 14:02

      Me too, it’s a daily ritual! Sometimes words that I have trouble with suddenly appear out of nowhere at the oddest times!


  2. Na'ama Yehuda Dec 12, 2020 / 16:59

    Ha ha! Yep! It is like the person who CALLED ME to tell me that they can’t find their phone … 😀

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  3. rochellewisoff Dec 13, 2020 / 13:13

    Dear Keith,

    I’m searching for the right word for your brilliant piece and graphic. Hmmm…



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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 13, 2020 / 14:13

      I get your lovely comment perfectly even without the missing word and I can’t thank you enough.


  4. hilarymb Dec 13, 2020 / 15:04

    Hi Keith – niggling niggles tend to niggle on – til someone gives us the answer! All the best in this gloomy time … cheers – Hilary


  5. ceayr Dec 13, 2020 / 17:03

    Gotta get a couple of across clues, or it’ll keep bugging you all night!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Bill Dec 28, 2020 / 13:37

    Eight letters for wonderful, well-told story: creative.

    Liked by 1 person

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