Weekend Writing Prompt — Puzzled

Mature Woman with Book and PenShe asked, “What’s a six letter word for astronomical alignment that starts with S?”

“Syzyrgy,” I responded.

“Spell it,” she said.

“S-y-z-y-r-g-y.”

“Bullshit!” she said.

“Seriously,” I said. “Google it.”

(30 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt.D0C46B54-4E30-4B1D-9B5F-4E424EC276FD

15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Puzzled

  1. Stine Writing July 4, 2020 / 10:20 am

    That is a great use of the word. I read yours, then looked it up, now unless I copy yours I can’t think of a thing! I’m sure I will come up with something without copying yours.

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    • Fandango July 4, 2020 / 2:43 pm

      Hey, you know what they say, right? Imitation is the greatest form of flattery! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Marleen July 4, 2020 / 2:06 pm

    Ooo-o; good scrabble word.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong July 4, 2020 / 6:07 pm

    At the risk of sounding uncultured, I’ve done thousands of horoscopes and NEVER did I use this word. An opposition is called an opposition. Really. Maybe they used this word a few hundred years ago, but it is NOT used now. Ever.

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    • Fandango July 4, 2020 / 10:35 pm

      I’d never heard of the word either, so I had to Google it and it’s defined as “either of the two positions (conjunction or opposition) of a celestial body when sun, earth, and the body lie in a straight line.” As someone commented, it’s a great word to know if you’re playing Scrabble.

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