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Wendy’s Creative Constraint: A #Modigiwri Game

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I just came to my computer after a busy day to comment on a blog post for #blogging28, but I saw this tweet and conversation by Sheri and Wendy regarding Wendy’s playful post for the #MoDigiWri challenge and Sheri’s response.


(Click Sheri’s tweet to read their poetic conversation.)

I hadn’t met Wendy, but I do know Sheri, and so it was a sweet moment to see Sheri conversing with a wordsmith soulmate, off on a lexical lark.

I was curious and had to try.

Opening my favorite online dictionary for English learners–Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English–(for I too have no paper dictionary), I pointed to a random letter on Sheri’s post and then chose a random page from the N’s. (I used the second column on my PC, starting with neonatal. I didn’t want to use the first six words, all forms of neighbor.)

So many proper nouns! Oh, well. I took the challenge, so I’ll write a story.

The neophyte neonatal nurse from Nepal was on WhatsApp conversing in Nepali with his nephew, when the supervisor barged in shouting,“Nepotism!” Since the nurse’s mother was director of Neptune Hospital, perhaps it was true. Suddenly embarrassed, the nerdy supervisor sheepishly went back to his break researching Nero and Neruda.

OK. That’s not as easy as they make it look!

That’s all for now, but there is something strangely satisfying about creative constraints.

Author: Denise Krebs

I'm the chief learner in life's adventure.

4 Comments

  1. Hi Denise, Glad you jumped into the fun! And you are correct, it looks pretty easy, but it took awhile, and then making the content part of the post to exactly 150 words.

    And I noticed you are already into tomorrow, Wednesday! Love knowing that tomorrow is already here. 🙂

    • Yes, Sheri, I was busy last night finding dictionary words and writing my 50-word story instead of commenting, so I finished up and posted this morning.

      And as you can see, my post didn’t follow the 150 constraint. My hat’s off to you #modigiwri challengers!

      Denise

  2. Well, the 150 word format seldom happens in my posts either unless I set it as a goal, like in Wendy’s challenge.

    But your post reminded me of our #etmooc days and vlogging with Ben. Our personal learning neighborhood.

    I wrote about neighborhoods here: http://whatelse.edublogs.org/2019/01/15/neighborhoods/

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