Fiction from Diction – Day Twelve – #NaPoWriMo21

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Hey 😊

I wrote my poem before 8am, got showered etc, went out for a walk about 10.20am, came back for a quick lunch around 1pm and then took the kids to the park 2pm-5pm!  Youngest came in and immediately took my laptop off to play Fortnite with one of the friends he’d just seen in person, then it was dinner and all the shenanigans of getting kids down…so this post is going up much later than usual.

The NaPoWriMo site said:

 This prompt challenges you to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from each of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

I chose the words ‘flitter’ and ‘filk’ from the sci-fi dictionary and ‘Dictys’ from the Classical one (see the screenshots I took from the dictionary links).  My poem is a nonsense really, but it pleases me 😉



From the Classical Dictionary P284, explaining who Dictys was.


From the Sci-fi dictionary, P9, explaining Filk.


from the sci-fi dictionary again, P9, explaining Flitter.


Dictys, that Cretan!

Causing shockwaves

by spewing forth

history to Shepherds

from beyond the grave.


Why is it always Shepherds

with their tall tales?!

(Rivalled only by fishermen)

Do these green men flitter down,

their filk songs

blasting through the sky;

or is sheep dung

on a campfire

good for opening third eyes…?


I did read somewhere that burning dung can produce harmful stuff like arsenic, so it’s not beyond the realms of possibility for it also emit a hallucinogenic, haha.

I am pretty dozy myself after all my fresh air and glorious (but chilly!) sunshine today, so I am going to tootle off before my head hits the keyboard 😉

‘See’ you tomorrow for day 13, take care my lovely readers!


Monty X


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2 Responses to “Fiction from Diction – Day Twelve – #NaPoWriMo21”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    Interesting and erudite!

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thanks Jane 😉

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