Five plus one equals…

…a Six Sentence Story where the given word is Knot – although actually, it is!



 ‘When is a knot not a knot?’ she asked me.

I had not a notion, but not wishing to appear a nitwit I took a guess and said ‘when it’s knitting.’ 

‘No you nutcase’, she said, ‘knitting is lots and lots of knots knitted together’.

That was not something I could disagree with, so not knowing what else to suggest I gave in and asked her to tell me when a knot is not a not.

‘I don’t know’, she said, ‘that’s why I asked you!’

I changed the subject by telling her that the guy who invented velcro thought … ‘why not?’


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Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting. 

36 thoughts on “Five plus one equals…

  1. Christine Goodnough Sep 22, 2022 / 00:59

    Maybe I can answer that question. A knot is not a knot when it’s a group of things not knotted together. When I saw the prompt, I thought of “a knot of spectators.” In proximity, but not tied together in any way. I’m still ironing out my six sentences, though. 🙂

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  2. Reena Saxena Sep 22, 2022 / 07:03

    A knot is not a knot when someone finds a way to untangle it, but it can open a can of worms nobody wants to see hence they glorify beauty of the knot.

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  3. Sadje Sep 22, 2022 / 08:21

    Haha! You always make me smile with your stories Keith.

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  4. UP Sep 22, 2022 / 18:59

    you are a master at subtle alliteration. i love it. good six

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  5. clark Sep 22, 2022 / 20:56

    I know not*
    …the mark of those with talent in the art of the pun is found in the Reader who imagines they hear additional wordplay in their minds. The wiser among them remain silent and un-typed.

    Fun as usual.

    *in un-invited reply to D. Avery’s succinct commentationing

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 23, 2022 / 09:44

      An interesting definition, I’ll bear it in mind! Thanks so much, kind sir.


  6. Lisa Tomey Sep 24, 2022 / 17:14

    I snickered at that last line and loved every bit of this. Great voice, too!


  7. Liz H Sep 24, 2022 / 21:20

    That last line…that’s gonna stick with me!


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