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Weekend Writing Prompt #164 – Syzygy

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.

So, it’s no longer the official weekend though it is MINE…  Besides, I didn’t have three seconds to myself during work and my brain was mush after so. Today it is. Thank you, Sammi, I think… whatever possessed you to use this word?  Love the challenge of trying to think outside of the box.

I’m in syzygy

You’re a celestial body aligned with a moon and planet?

No, metaphorically speaking

How so?

Neck, back and feet – working in conjunction – a straight line of pain



139 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #164 – Syzygy

  1. That’s a zingy, zigzaggy 30 words to described the straight line of pain. Nagging necks, broken backs and agony of di feet — life in syzygy.

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  2. Q

    This is especially painful to read, knowing the piece is not fictional in nature. And I don’t think I remember ever seeing the word . . what’s its name, before. I’m sure I have but I can’t remember.


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  3. Oy, poor Dale! May the capable hands of a massage therapist do the deed and remind your ‘aligned in pain’ parts that they can be ‘aligned in comfort’. Amen.
    Feel better!!!! Sending good juju

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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I thank you for feeling my pain, so to speak. I’ll take all of your good juju!

      Shalom and lotsa appreciative love,



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    • Isn’t it, though? Who the hell comes up with these? 😉
      I always deal with things by using humour. I have three days in which to do a whole lotta recuperating. Plus, tomorrow, I am getting a massage!

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    • I’m so sorry to read this, Cameron. However, if this has sparked your creativity and given you a boost to writing, that is great. I have a few friends who suffer from depression and writing helps. Sending you good wishes!


    • I work in a sort of snack bar at a golf course – making hot dogs, sandwiches, grilled cheese… serving up drinks and stuff. It’s a nice change from serving tables (And with COVID, I wasn’t keen on having to wear a mask or visor during work which I don’t have to as I work alone and have a plexi glass between me and customers. It’s the making of the sandwich fillings that killed me yesterday! Sounds silly but it was an added task to an already busy day.

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      • I’m going to have to try… it’s a beautiful word, I’m just unfamiliar with it.

        And thanks, always a pleasure to see you around and reading my craziness. It’ll be a bit more than two parts but I’m probably going to slow down releasing the parts.

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        • It’s definitely a word that will remain in my memory, unlike other ones we’ve had to use.

          I enjoy your craziness – no matter how many parts!

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        • Nah. I work Saturdays and Sundays and, depending on the days, have little or no juice left when I get home. They are 12-hour shifts
          Before being given additional tasks, I had ebbs in my day where I could compose – not this last weekend!

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          • I will keep that in mind.
            It took me days to read through and comment on all the FF stories, and all the responses to Sammi’s prompt. I need to begin earlier. 🙂

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          • Tell me about it. Not all of us are quite so valiant. But I feel it fair to read the participants for any challenges I do. Some I no longer bother with as they either don’t acknowledge comments or read mine. I’ve got better things to do with my time and choose to focus on those who reciprocate!

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  5. Darn!
    What’s wrong with me? Even my syzygy of pain is crooked.
    Neck, middle finger left hand and right knee.
    Go finger! I mean go figure!
    Love this Dale! look what your words did to my thoughts!
    Your words, my words and your words when/if you reply to this comment will be syzygy! ⚡️💥

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