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Weekend Writing Prompt #168 – Peristeronic

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. Seriously, Sammi, you trying to kill us this week? Talk about giving us a challenge!

Have you noticed that young women today have taken on a particularly peristeronic characteristic?

How do you mean? Not sure they’d like to be compared to pigeons, mind.

Then they shouldn’t stand there knock-kneed and pigeon-toed!

Hah! Yet another stupid trend brought to us by Gwynnie, to make them appear younger and thinner.

127 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #168 – Peristeronic

    • Dear Rochelle,

      You know me, I need to find that different take on things 😉 And if anyone was gonna, it was gonna be you 😉

      Shalom and lotsa knock-kneed, pigeon-toed love,


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      • Dumb is right. I’ve never understood the Twiggy syndrome. Skeletal is not pretty or sexy. I remember seeing Azúcar Morena at El Parque de Attraciones in Madrid many years ago. There was an 8 feet-wide mote that separated the stage from the audience. I stood at the edge of the mote and was very close to the singers. They were wearing thin, skin-tight leggings and tops. They might as well have been naked. They were scary skinny. All bones like concentration camp victims. I thought they had to be on some serious drugs just to stand, let alone perform. The line “One, two, three, Caramba!” in their song ‘Solo Se Vive Una Vez’ had a new meaning after I saw them in concert. It was like “Good grief you are still standing after the count of three?”

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        • I don’t know a single man who digs skinny, scrawny, skeletal women. Honestly. I don’t understand the desire to look like a twig. If they looked that skinny from that far, imagine how scary up close? Sad.

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    • Thank you. When I looked at the prompt, I thought, Sammi has lost her mind. Then I googled the meaning – it says a lot when you ask “use xxx in a sentence” and you get ONE!

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  1. Oh, Dale.
    I must live such a sheltered life. You taught me something today.
    It’s interesting how writing about words we never use takes us on such learning excursions.

    Nicely done. I enjoyed it, even if I’d not previously noticed the trend.

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  2. Well now, that’s quite the word! I did look it up, and checked out the link. Very clever of you, Thunder! Coo coo coo cachoo! Peristeronically speaking, at least Gwynnie didn’t pomp around the red carpet pooping up a storm.

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  3. Pretty much live in the world of old people. I don’t really pay enough attention. One day, when we are able to go outside again, I will pay more attention.

    53 words. Lordy. ~J

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    • It’s an ugly word, means related or having to do with pigeons and I can pretty much guarantee you that after today, it will have disappeared from my memory banks!
      As to leaving you befuddled…. just google pigeon-toed and you’ll see all the starlets who stand this way 😉

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  4. Brilliant word, I just have to work out how to weave it in somewhere. I remember model Twiggy posing that way – and I copied her in the mirror. It is childlike, you’re right and I think with her it was part of the departure from the cool sophisticated models of the fifties who would never do pigeon toes. Fantastic painting on your post too. PS Bet Gwynnie “borrowed” that look from Twiggy – and maybe the flapper girls of the 1920s too.

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    • It definitely does not roll off the tongue! Well there you go! It makes sense that Gwynnie stole, I mean borrowed, it.
      As for the painting, my friend has some amazing pieces out there. Some of them reproduced on scarves or leggings (and now masks, of course). I have a beautiful silk scarf with a Spanish dancer’s skirt and legs


  5. I’ve learned something new today!!!!!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 As if having lots of Peristeria [greek for pigeons] around this year laying eggs everywhere wasn’t enough, it’s also a fashion statement, duh! 😱

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  6. I’m only comfortable if im barefoot. Born knock-kneed and pigeon everything.
    Loved this Dale. Had to look the word up, peristeronic.

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    • So did I (have to look it up) 😉
      And many are born like this; it is something one usually grows out of.
      I can’t walk barefoot anymore 😦
      Glad you liked 🙂

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  7. As a child I was pigeon toed and knocked kneed, born that way ! I had to wear special shoes, and go for physio on my toes and legs including electrical therapy. I resented all of that…. Having read the above, thanks mum and dad for marking sure it was less noticeable.💜💜💜💜

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