Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Whirligig 30

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Welcome to Sunday's Whirligig, a place for you and your muse to find inspiration. Each Wednesday I will post 12 words with which you may create a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing. Use the words in any form, as many of them as you wish.

You may link your writing to this site beginning at midnight (Pacific Time) each Sunday. Use the linking button, which will "magically" appear at midnight (Pacific Time) Sunday. The Inlinkz button will remain operable for two weeks. Enjoy!

If you'd like to contribute 12 words, please e-mail them to me:

THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Dome Riddle" by Natalie Diaz, one of the poems in When My Brother Was an Aztec: melon, whorehouse, oubliette, wearing, rattle, sleeping, touching, vanilla, mania, bone, smite, spitwad

Words will be posted here each Wednesday.

Twelve words too many? Then visit Sunday Scribblings 2, where you will find one word to kick-start your writing.


  1. ooh..oubliette...i have mentioned Labyrinth once already..but am eagerly awaiting this word again..thank you Magical

    1. PS we particularly like vanilla - nothing better to be stuck in an oubliette with a fresh pot of vanilla

  2. This selection seems to have a Wild West flavour.

  3. I have never come across the word spitwad before, and my Oxford English Dictionary hadn't either. Reading The Dome Riddle didn't help so I googled it. Now I know all about it and it's not particularly pleasant!

  4. Also used 'Market' and other prompts :)