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Weekend Writing Prompt #138 – Lollygag

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt



I frankly love this word so it’s a pleasure to insert it into this little exchange. Thank you, Sammi, for hosting this party weekly.

A Question of Balance

What are you doing?


Not dilly-dallying?

Could be.

You are definitely doing nothing.

So? What of it?

It is lazy and you’re wasting away the day.

I disagree. It is called creating balance. One cannot always be doing.

It is wrong.

Nay, it is necessary. Come sit down and lollygag with me. You’ll see. You’ll be more productive later.


58 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #138 – Lollygag

    • Dear Rochelle,

      They are necessary. Glad you enjoyed. I love that photo!
      I shall be a slug-about today, no doubt.

      Shalom and Lotsa lazy love (the good kind)


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  1. Q,

    I love the word lollygag, which I hope never goes into the literary trash bin. Along with sashay, canoodling, gallivanting and so many more of their sisters and brothers. These words are too much fun to lose to progress, at least in my opinion.

    As for faffing, I hadn’t heard that one before. Imma faff today just so’s I can say I faffed today. I could win big money testing people’s knowledge (or lack thereof) of this particular word. Faffing and lollygagging . . . who DOESN’T love that idea? Other than the Type A personalities who simply don’t understand.

    I’m tired now. I need to start my lollygag regimen. 😉


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    • B,

      I could not agree more. And who does not enjoy a bit of canoodling? I sashay and gallivant regularly!

      Glad I’ve added a new word to your already extensive vocab! And yes, if anyone deserves to faff today, it’s you. Fuggetaboutit. The Type A’s will NEVER get it.

      Do dawdle today, once you’ve begun lollygagging…😉


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      • Canoodling Soup . . . there’s something to that title, LOL. And I took you as a sashayer and gallivanter. Must be the Mon-Reahl influences fused with the charming personality.

        I can tell someone to go faff themselves and when they raise their fists, I’ll explain how it means to chill. I have to act quickly though.

        Type A’s . . . pffft!

        Dawdle! Another good one! So I lollygagged this morning, and now it’s entering the faffing stage. Dawdling to come!

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  2. Aww … I adore that photo!!!
    As for lollygagging and just-being-time – I swear by it. Took me a long time to learn to accept is, even embrace it, without judgement (okay … with as little self-judgement as possible … I’m still a work in progress …), but I absolutely see the benefits of it. Especially for us creative types, who are probably cooking something in that brain of ours whether we’re lollygagging or not …
    Go dilly-dally a bit,

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    • Isn’t it the best? I took it while Mick was emptying the trailer of waste. The boys were faffing with Zeke and didn’t see me take it (they are the best pics, in my opinion). I have become rather good at lollygagging. Maybe too good. The important thing is to parse out these moments. I find that when I start the day, faffing, the rest of the day is toast. It becomes too difficult to DO anything!
      However, with my 3 hours sleep, I shall do nothing but today!

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      • With your three hours of sleep, your brain is primed for some serious faffery. 🙂
        With my not-much-much-sleep-than-that-brain, so is mine … And, yeah, I get what you mean about the ‘sometimes too much’. At the same time I think that sometimes what feels like too much is exactly what is needed. Especially for the doer kind. XO

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        • I think it’s ok to go for a period of time, honestly. But I can see how couch-potatery can become a nasty bad habit. I think I can no longer say I am recuperating from my golf season. So. Today is Sunday. A day of rest (putting away Christmas paraphernalia aside) and tomorrow it’s up and at ’em, doing what I promised myself I would do.


  3. Although I didn’t know the meaning of the word… [yes, well…] I pretty much guessed it and it just gave me an instant smile! Creating balance it is! 🙂 Your post warmed my cold day! Photo too! 🙂 xoxoxo

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