Wordle #99  February 29, 2016

Strange, Temerity, Luxury, Know, Suitcase, Frequent, Jettison, Famish, Junction, Kinesthesia, Hold, Stale

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

Vacation Plans

“Donna, do you know the name of that luxury ski lodge we stayed at last year?”  Colin asked.

“Do you mean the one with the strange employee that regretted his temerity when he dropped my suitcase down the stairs, laughed when I mentioned being famished, and left those stale peanuts in our room?”

“Yes! That’s the one.  I want to make sure I don’t make reservations there.”

“Jim and Jane  stay at the Junction Function on a frequent basis and they love it.  Let’s stay there.  Hold on a minute, I’ll find their telephone number.”

“Do you need the Alaska Cruise Line telephone number too?”

“No, I’ve already booked our cruise tickets and remember you can’t take too many suitcases or they will have to jettison them to insure the ship doesn’t get weighted down and cause it to sink!”

“Very funny, Colin!”

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



MINDLOVEMISERY …………..Wordly #96  February 1,  2016

Week 96


“Jack, I heard about your horrible weekend,” Todd said.  “I could just visualize it!”

“Wow! Word gets around fast.  It sure put me in a bind.  I doubt that I will every forget it or let someone deceive me like that again.”

“I thought friends were suppose to help you, not cause you misery!”

“I’ve always been able to tolerate a lot of pranks, but the hijack of my new boat is not one of them!”

“Was it Jackson that hit you on the head and caused the turgescence?”

“No, it was his girlfriend, Jennifer.”

“You mean the girl with the single tendril hanging down on her forehead?”

“That’s the one!”

“I was just standing there talking to Jackson and she began to advance toward me and before I knew what happened I was lying on the deck and I passed out.”

“They put me on a raft, so I was buoyant, but unconscious and had no control where I floated.”

“I ended up in a large patch of arborescent duck weeds. “

“When I woke up, they were transporting me to a coast guard boat.”

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


WORDLE #87  November 30, 2015

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem. Words can appear in an alternate form and use in any order that you like.

Elbow, Emotional, Docile, Glass, Shivaree, Cake, Prodigious, Dress, Telesthesia, Dew, White,  Errant



Rosemarie had lived a sheltered life since the age of ten after she suffered a head injury while dismounting her horse and slipping on grass wet with dew.

She lost her hearing and most of her eyesight.  She was emotional at times and proved a very errant child.  Her parents kept her secluded from most of the world and she became very docile. At age eighteen the state  forced them to let her have freedom.

She moved in with her cousin and began seeing a doctor about the possibility of an implant to help her hear again.

They became very good friends and fell in love.  She wanted to delay the wedding until she could hear again, but he insisted they continue with their wedding plans. The implant was not totally successful so she could only hear extremely loud sounds, but there was a possibility of it improving .

With the help of her cousin and friends, Rosemarie chose her wedding dress which was white and had tiny white pearls on it. The cake was also white and placed on a huge glass mirror because she had always heard that mirrors bring beautiful blessings to you.

The day of the wedding there was a small shivaree crowd instigated by Rosemarie’s parents.  The groom elbowed his way through the crowd and insisted that they break up before he called the police.

During the wedding ceremony Rosemarie was extremely happy. She looked startled when the preacher was pronouncing them husband and wife.  She began to cry, however, the tears shed were very happy tears because at that moment, the hearing implant made it possible for her to have her complete hearing again!


Wordle #86   November 23, 2015

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie        Words:  cyprus, enable, ringside, Lapis Lazuli, coffin, hands, acrobat, strength, mawkish, serum

Border Crossing

My ability to speak Greek, and having use of an acrobat reader on my computer enabled me to cross the border into Cyprus.

I met a double agent at the Ringside Cafe, which was a great experience for me.  Not only did they have a unique eating area, but they also sold Lapis Lazuli stones in the gift shop. I was fortunate enough to hear the Hands Band that had gotten there just hours before I did.

The double agent was mawkish after eating his meal, however, that did not impair his strength in any way so we left the cafe in search of our collaborator.

Mr. Smith, the collaborator, insisted we use a standard wooden coffin to transport our agent back to the United States.  He said it would bring less attention our way and therefore, speed up the transportation arrangements.

Our agent, Roland W. Hoffman, was given a very powerful serum that put him into a temporary coma lasting only two days, so time was an important factor to consider.

Everything went according to our plan until it came time to transport the coffin across the border.

The border patrol insisted the coffin be opened and inspected even though I had all the necessary documents needed.

Unfortunately, it had taken two full days to get to the time of our crossing the border and the serum and air supply was almost depleted for agent Hoffman.

It all came down, when the border patrol opened the casket and agent Hoffman sat up in the coffin and began to cough.

The border patrol fainted, agent Hoffman got out of the casket and into the truck cab  and I sped off across the border like a ” bat out of hell!”

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


Wordle #80
“September 28, 2015”

1. Infection, 2. Pastel, 3. Cranberry, 4. Bony, 5. Atavistic, 6. Figure, 7. Exhale, 8. Copse,  9. Nebulous, 10. Menace, 11. Door, 12. Ichor ……Use at least 10 of the words to create    a story or poem.  The words can appear in an alternate form.  Use the words in any  order that you like.


Drake was in Philadelphia on a business trip and decided to look up an old friend.  He had not see Jordan Jones in over five years.

He was looking for building thirteen and it was nebulous outside so he couldn’t see very good.  The night air seemed colder than usual and each time he would exhale it looked like he was smoking.

When he found building thirteen there was a small copse almost hiding the door and the building appeared empty. He was about to pass by it and all of a sudden the door opened and five very strange people came out. They walked right past him like he wasn’t even there. Then, another person came out of the door pushing a bicycle and nearly knocked him down. Drake figured people like that were a menace to society. They didn’t care who they ran into.

He went in the building and was waiting for the elevator door to open and some old bony looking woman wearing a cranberry colored blouse and some type of  pastel colored slacks came from the staircase entrance. She had a terrible figure and looked like she had some type of infection all over her body.  Her skin was very pale.

Apparently, the elevator was not working so he had to climb the stairs.  After reaching the second floor apartment he knocked on the door. After a couple of knocks, he knocked even harder and the door opened up.  Much to his surprise, the apartment was empty.

He check on the other apartments and found that all the apartments in the building were empty!

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved








Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle


1. Blue  2. Embankment 3. Caress 4. Sinew 5. Pelagic 6. Raw 7.Spoon 8. Cynosure

9. Sand 10. Reject 11. Organic 12. Cold

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem, the words can appear in alternate form,and use the words any order that you like.


“James, where are you taking me?” Annie asked.

“It’s a very special place,” he said.

“Do you mean some place like that crazy restaurant with the pelagic fish that they served on a frosted blue plate with the fish eyeballs looking at me?”

“Of course not silly, I knew you would reject that idea immediately!”

“Your right about that!  The spoon they gave me to eat my soup with was cold as an iceberg, like they got it out of the freezer and it was big enough to paddle a boat!”

“You said you wanted to go someplace different, right?”

“Sure, but how different?  I don’t want any raw fish this time.  You can forget about anything that is organic too because I’ve eaten enough of that stuff to keep me healthy for decades!”


“What now?”

“Why in the world are we sliding down this embankment?  It’s mostly made of coarse sand and now I feel like I have marbles in my shoes.”

“James!  You sneaky little devil, this is the most beautiful spot for a picnic that I have ever seen.  How did you get it all set up for us?  And, look at that gorgeous rainbow!”

He reached for her and slid his hands up her back in a slow caress that made her heart beat wildly.

“For you, my love, I can make anything possible.”

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved





Wordle #76

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle

Wordle #76 “August 31, 2015″

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

Sterile, Dull, Rivulet, Barley, Volitant, Phlegm, Embasan, Precarious, Sanatorium, File, Sombre, Soup


Ryan worked in the kitchen at the sanatorium and every Tuesday it was his turn to make sure everything was sterile before making the week’s supply of barley bread and soup.

He thought his job was dull and working in such a somber kitchen did not help.  The heat from the stove always caused sweat to run in rivulets down his back.

The supervisor of the kitchen only allowed him to cook cream of mushroom soup even though there was a file full of all kinds of soup recipes.

There were always complaints from the patients about the mushroom soup causing them to have a lot of phlegm in their throat, however, their complaints fell on deaf ears with the supervisor of the kitchen.

Ryan was always tempted to disregard the rules and surprise everyone with a different kind of soup, but he knew that would place him in a precarious position with the supervisor and he would probably get fired.

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



Wordle #75  August 24, 2015

 Week 75

1. Orpheus (Greek Legend. a poet and musician, a son of Calliope, who followedhisdead wife, Eurydice, to the underworld. By charming Hades, he obtained permissionto lead her away, provided he did not look back at her until they returned to earth. But atthe last moment he looked, and she was lost to him forever.)
2. Follow
3. Meantime
4. Bleary
5. Considerate
6. Deafening
7. Proximate
8. Faculty
9. Simulacrum (a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance)
10. Preserve
11. Rice
12. Charcoal
Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem
The words can appear in an alternate form
Use the words in any order that you like.
Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle


Liam put the charcoal in the truck and followed his son, Barron back in the house.

Leanne said, “did you remember to buy the rice I need to make the rice pudding?”

Liam reached behind her, picked up the bag of rice and grinned as he said, “you mean this stuff?”

Smiling, Leanne took the rice and replied, “yes, thank you for being so considerate.  I completely forgot all about agreeing to cook the pudding for the party tonight.”

Liam said, “I will get the rest of the supplies we need and put them in the truck, but in the meantime,  please call Orpheus and let him know that we believe the entire faculty will be there tonight.”

Liam, Leanne, and Barron arrived at the school and drove around to the back of the bleachers.  There was at least seventy people there.

Suddenly, while everyone was eating, there was a huge explosion under the bleachers. The sound of the blast and people screaming was deafening.  The bleachers turned into large splinters of wood and the blast was the proximate cause of them catching fire.  Everyone was running and trying to get to safety.

Liam rushed toward Leanne and Barron, grabbed their hand,  and ran toward the parking lot.  They could hear the sirens of the fire engines in the distance.

Barron looked at his parents through bleary eyes and held on them tight. They managed to escape unharmed, but there were others who were not so fortunate.

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


Wordle #74,  August 17, 2015

Madness, Fertile, Scorn, Listen, Crinoline, Exaggerate, Petrous, Needle, Lily, Fragile, Ornament, Twenty-Three (it’s the meaning of everything having to do with chaos)

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem.The words can appear in an alternate form. Use the words in any order that you like,.

Joe and Kara

Joe entered the room just as Kara was removing her crinoline and skirt.  He knew she was angry with him and a woman’s scorn was the last thing he felt like dealing with.  He knew her feelings were very fragile  so he was careful with his words.

She tossed the skirt across the room causing the lily vase to spill over and break on the petrous floor.  Turning to face him she said, “it would be like looking for a needle in a hay-stack, Joe!”

He sighed, saying, “listen to me Kara.  I know you think it sounds like complete madness, but we have to go back to look for the gun.  I’m sure it was thrown out the window when everyone began to scatter before the police got there.”

Kara said, “you know it was a real twenty-three situation and we don’t need to get mixed up in it.  Let the police look for the gun.  It’s not our problem.”

Joe said, “I wasn’t exaggerating when I said Connor would get me in serious trouble one day.  I made the mistake of letting him borrow my gun this morning to see if he liked how it handled. “

Kara swung around to look at him and said, “get the flashlights, let’s go!”

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



Mindlovesmisery’s MenagerieandWordle        Wordle #73  August 10, 2015

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem.  The words can appear in an alternate form.  Use the words in any order you like.

Hurry, Clumsy, Deliverance, Cask, Evade, Notch, Lofty, Galaxy, Chamois, (an agile, goat-like antelope; a soft, pliable leather from any of various skinsdressed with oil, especially fish oil, originally prepared from the skin of the chamois.)Univited, Apple-Chaser,  (Someone willing to do anything, no matter how degrading, for any amount of money; named for the “road apples” left behind by horses), Jeer.


Slade said, “Fred was always so clumsy when ever he tried to do something in a hurry, but he always took his job seriously and came to work everyday.  People would jeer at him and call him an apple-chaser and it was certainly uninvited. ‘

Fred loved helping out with all the chamois after their deliverance from the contaminated zoo and he didn’t care how much feces he had to clean up from the new zoo grounds and place in the large casks.  He said, “he always tried to do a top -notch job and would never evade doing something just because other people thought it wasn’t very lofty.

Fred said, “I have high standards for every part of my life and my work, no matter what it is will always be accomplished with what I believe are high standards. You can’t have high standards without good discipline.”

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved