A Certain Really Awful Riddle


Bathroom renovations

As the contribution showing house renovations, here is the main bathroom where it was decided that the tiles were not in keeping with required standards. Purchases of replacements were done on Sunday, and muscles are still protesting at the effort of just lifting them out of the car! Thirty Kg per pack …

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I was just about to commence the following masterpiece when the lights went out. It seemed an odd time for the loadshedding our wonderful suppliers of electricity now find it necessary to impose in order to stop the grid from exploding, but I sighed and found something else to do.  Not long after they came back on again, but by that time supper was on the schedule.

Then, just as I restarted, they went out again. This time it was loadshedding. Fortunately I was able to fire up a laptop, and did the job on that. Now, two hours later, the lights have returned, so all I have to do is transfer this on a stick to the computer that has internet access, and all will be back on track. I hope.

NaPoWriMo new theme, for day now thirteen,
A riddling poem, and this sets the scene:

Five syllables which, when all placed in a row,
A definite answer will then clearly show
The first is a creature you may like to pet,
The second a vowel-sound quite easy to get,
The next two you hear as the typical spot
Which plenty of bloodshed and carnage has got;
The final reminds you what has, there, been done
With some deadly weapon like knife, axe, or gun …

Give up? Then the answer – reversed front and back –
Would come out as reading lacirogetac,
Arrived at by taking, if you’re confused still,
With ‘definite’ meaning … Cat E Gory Kill!

© Colonialist April 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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10 Responses to A Certain Really Awful Riddle

  1. The Asian says:

    Seems like you may as well just have built this place from scratch…

    I got up to the word cat and then went brain dead. Couldn’t figure out anything else


  2. Gobetween says:

    Surviving renovations is nerve wrecking, hope it all goes according to schedule.


  3. It must be so frustrating to have the power going off just when you’re getting started on something. You and your clever riddles, Col! I’m so glad you gave us the answer, or I’d have been racking my brains all day. 🙂


  4. Harmony says:

    I love before and after shots of home improvements – looking forward to seeing the end result!


  5. I got as far as cat – e ! That bathroom looks like a war zone.


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