Weekend Writing Prompt — By the Sea

I wasn’t going to participate in Sammi’s prompt when the word she gave us was “thalassic.”

I never heard of that word, nor ever used it. I googled it and learned that it means “related to the sea.”

Now I know what “thalassic” means. I will still never us it.

(Exactly 50 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “thalassic.”

27 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — By the Sea

  1. Mister Bump UK November 13, 2022 / 12:38 pm

    do you have a thing called thalassotherapy there? You can guess…

    We don’t have it here but in France it is a huge business. But, you know, the French are a bit weird… 🤣

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    • donmatthewspoetry November 13, 2022 / 1:54 pm

      Met a guy yesterday who partakes of thalassotherapy daily. Dip in the briny. Even when 0 degrees. Well not exactly, but you get the picture…….

      Are the French a bit weird?…….

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      • Mister Bump UK November 14, 2022 / 1:49 am

        It’s big business in France. We’ve had algae treatmnts there, for example. They’re certainly pleasant but whether they offered any benefits is anybody’s guess. It was all indoors btw. In France. Swimming pools using cleaned, filtered and heated seawater.

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        • donmatthewspoetry November 14, 2022 / 2:31 am

          Well saltwater can be used to bathe wounds I bthink so it must have good qualities

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    • Fandango November 13, 2022 / 10:23 pm

      I’ve never heard of it, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have it here.

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      • Mister Bump UK November 14, 2022 / 3:25 am

        Could well be a purely-French thing. I never came across it when I was there.

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  2. Ron. November 13, 2022 / 1:09 pm

    Almost skipped over it too, but…

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  3. donmatthewspoetry November 13, 2022 / 1:50 pm

    Hey Fan ? I’m gonna use this word thalassic. Billy’s gonna spread the word to classmates Mazie, Johnny and Dauphine. He says to thank his Uncle Fan (and Sammi)……

    You’re so thalassicated
    My love, with shells in hair
    My mermaid, sweet, make love to me
    Thalassicly, all bare

    Oh, your such a hunk Phallas…….

    Environmentally Fan, I thought all those white floaty bits were plastic.

    On the water’s


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    • Fandango November 13, 2022 / 10:28 pm

      Zat’s sumpin else, Don.


      • donmatthewspoetry November 14, 2022 / 1:09 am

        make love to me
        Thalassicly, all bare

        The mind boggles.. This is all Sammi’s fault Fan……Tell her to give you one I can be sensible with…..

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  4. slmret November 13, 2022 / 2:24 pm

    I once worked with two women, sisters, whose names were Ciel and Thalassa!

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    • Fandango November 13, 2022 / 10:30 pm

      Interesting name choices!


  5. Nope, Not Pam November 13, 2022 / 5:41 pm

    Uh huh, it’s one of those words

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  6. Marleen November 14, 2022 / 12:15 pm

    I consider myself to be thalassic.

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  7. Bill November 15, 2022 / 9:01 am

    Since I used the letters of the word in an acrostic poem, technically, I’ve still not used it. 🙂

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  8. ikeoluwaesther January 6, 2023 / 5:09 am

    I love the writeup you didn’t write

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