Weekend Writing Prompt — Mudlark

In hindsight I can see that it was my own fault. I squandered the opportunity by not meeting my obligations. I should have instigated a plan to make the most of things, but I let things slide. And now, like a mudlark, I’m stuck wallowing in the mud hoping to find redemption.

(Exactly 52 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “mudlark.” I’d never heard of this word before, so I had to Google it. A mudlark is someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value. It was a term used especially to describe those who scavenged this way in London during the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Also for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (hindsight), The Daily Spur (fault), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (squander), Ragtag Daily Prompt (meeting), and Word of the Day Challenge (instigate). Photo credit: spitalfieldslife.com.

14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Mudlark

  1. Nope, Not Pam November 27, 2021 / 12:05 pm

    That’s great, I love the metaphor 😁

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  2. Marleen November 27, 2021 / 3:29 pm

    Freaking excellent

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    • Fandango November 28, 2021 / 10:15 am

      Thanks, Cheryl.


  3. Bill November 28, 2021 / 8:26 am

    I had to look the word up, too. Ironically, now one must be licensed and there are laws and rules, at least in England. Great story.

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  4. leigha66 December 22, 2021 / 6:41 pm

    I learned something new today… mudlark. Good piece.

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  5. Carol anne January 11, 2022 / 2:26 pm

    wow! Great word! I did not know its meaning either! Now I do! Thanks!

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