The Soothing Sounds of a Crackling Fire

A word like “crepitate
And another such as “presbyopia
Are not easily weaved into a story.
What do the mean?
How can they be used without
Enmeshing the reader in a dictionary hunt?

Apart from the fact that the are rather esoteric,
They make a peddler of flash fiction tales,
As am I on this blog,
Jump through hoops.
But as my father used to say,
“Like roaring fire, make your words crepitate,
And don’t be blinded
By presbyopia of your imagination.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (crepitate), My Vivid Blog (another), Word of the Day Challenge (presbyopia), Your Daily Word Prompt (enmesh), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (apart), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (peddler), and The Daily Spur (father).

12 thoughts on “The Soothing Sounds of a Crackling Fire

  1. leigha66 January 14, 2022 / 9:13 pm

    Huh? Good job, but I am too tired for the dictionary search tonight, ha, ha!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carol anne January 14, 2022 / 11:28 pm

    wow fandango! I’m blown away by the fact you could manage to use these words in a story! I wouldn’t have a hope! Lol!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nope, Not Pam January 15, 2022 / 12:12 am

    Very clever but I’m still not sure what they mean

    Liked by 1 person

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