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Wordle #771 (July 30, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The STAIN to his reputation was so intense that it made his competitors GLOAT. In his low moments he wondered if there was any place on EARTH where no one would know who he was. He doubted it. He wondered if there would ever be a time again where people didn’t feel the need to BATHE, to cleanse themselves, after having to spend time with him. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He had a FLAIR for overextending himself, then rushing around in HASTE to meet all his deadlines and commitments. What he really needed was to BATHE in a warm salty tub for an hour and take a breather.  

Wordle #770 (July 29, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The SHAME that I felt with also mixed with a feeling of being PROUD of my accomplishments. Having poured so much into it, led to being totally BURNT out.  I needed FURRY- therapy! Running my hands through the CURVY part of the dog Simon’s back, and scratching him through his CURLY hair was comforting, and soothing. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He said “SHINE on you crazy Diamond” because “There’s a silver lining behind every CLOUD”.  But then CURLY told Moe to shut it.  

Wordle #769 (July 28, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) It was a wonderful BEACH day. The whole family had gathered for a weekend at the SHORE and had fun jumping waves and building sandcastles together. The cousin even had fun as they HOSED off the sand before going inside. The ETHOS of the importance of family had been passed down through the generations. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) I like to HOVER over THOSE philosophical texts that discuss the ETHOS of western civilization.  It makes me feel smart even though I don’t understand a word of it.  (Commentary: Lol!)

Wordle #768 (July 27, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) There wasn't nearly enough SPACE in the DISCO for him to show-off his tango prowess, but he attempted it nevertheless. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The SOUND from the nightclub was so loud it would take cattle PRODS to get him to go in, even though he loved to DISCO.  

Wordle #767 (July 26, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) Being in the WATER was a real TREAT for her. It was soothing, and helped her to REACT to the world around her in a more HEART-centred way. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) She was able to REACH a score of two in Wordle, which nearly gave her opponent a HEART attack!

Wordle #766 (July 25, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The kids ate at a SNAIL’s pace. It felt a bit CRUEL to hurry them along but they really needed to get back on the road.  They didn’t want to spend the majority of their time behind the WHEEL in the dark, given the roads were fairly isolated, with forests on either side.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) They hired the services of a specialty cake MAKER for her SWEET sixteen. Since she was turning 16 and would be able to drive the cake had a steering WHEEL on the top.  

Wordle # 765 (July 24, 2023)

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Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The STAGE was barely wide enough to hold the CHOIR. The conductor felt badly having to HOUND the stage manager to remove some of the HOLLY and ivy decorations at the front so that the choristers, who sang as a HOBBY, and for the love of the music, could be seen by the audience.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) She would SHINE as she dressed in COUTH outfits when she went out to hear HOLLY Cole perform in concert, live music being a favorite HOBBY of hers.

Wordle #764(July 23, 2023)

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Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) It was with both a mix of great PRIDE and deep SHAME she experienced when she realized that having saved and cared for the beautiful Orca WHALE, it would no longer be able to safely be reintroduced into the ocean when it was fully healed. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) They wanted to fly without leaving a TRACE of fuel from the PLANE which would help protect the WHALE population, so they took an electric plane. 

Wordle #763 (July 22, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) They had to CRUSH together to ensure that they were all in the FRAME. They all  FROZE for a moment as the timer counted down. It was worth it. The photo captured the moment and the energy of the reunion perfectly. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He sat on the SHORE and WROTE in his journal.  He had to PROVE to everyone who would DRONE on about how he was having a creative drought that he could still write beautiful prose. He looked down at the soil near his feet, and noticed the handle of a CROME sticking out of the sand. He picked it up and then had an epiphany.  Since he was BROKE maybe he could take his brother’s metal detector and search for hidden coins and jewelry.  But when an army of centipedes emerged from the soil, he FROZE and immediately discarded the treasure hunting idea.  

Wordle #762 (July 21, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) In looking at the condition and stickers on the CRATE it appeared to have travelled the WORLD. Unsurprisingly the recipient was SURLY with the courier who delivered it to him, 6 months later than she’d been told it would arrive. The poor young lad was apologetic, calm, and very polite in spite of his BURLY appearance.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The great STEAM ship sailed out of the port on its maiden voyage.  All those involved with its construction and launch were PROUD of the incredible achievement.  But unfortunately the Captain was a bit of a CHURL.  He was a big BURLY man with a potty mouth who made the staff and officers feel uncomfortable and inferior.  

Wordle #761 (July 20, 2021)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) It was a real SHAME that the PLANT-based protein substitutes were so BLAND. He was finding it harder and harder to stick with his commitment of being a vegetarian when all he really craved was a good, comforting FLANK steak.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He had to SHEAR a thin slice off of the PLAIN FLANK steak to test it to see if the seasoning was adequate.  

Wordle #760 (July 19, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) As he waved ADIEU from the shore he couldn’t help but note the FISHY smell that seemed to permeate the harbour.  The GROIN that had been built decades seemed ineffective. As they sailed out into the open water he fixed himself a Gin and TONIC and contemplated what a better structure might be. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He had to SHAPE his message to get the most CLOUT from his current popularity as possible.  He also had to avoid any TOXIC messages and focus on providing the life TONIC that people seemed so desperately to need. 

Wordle #759 (July 18, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The SHADE was very welcome to the BIKER as he began to COVER the NEWER part of the route that covered the UPPER section of the mountain. As he descended, picking up speed, he had a snippet of a memory of speeding down the hill near his childhood home in the red Radio FLYER wagon he received  for his 4th birthday.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) In order to REACH the STORE before the deals in the FLYER expired he had to cut through some backyards and climb a few fences.  

Wordle #758 (July 17, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) There was nary a PLEAT to be seen in the entire GROUP, which was a shame as many of the outfits were beginning to DROOP towards the end of the evening. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) They hiked the TRAIL for seven hours and were PROUD that they did not DROOP over from exhaustion.  

Wordle #757 (July 16, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The maestro the choice to feature the PIANO as a key instrument in the orchestral accompaniment to the OPERA. While atypical, the effect was almost magical, creating sound facets like one would see in a crystal clear TOPAZ or other gem stone.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The NIGHT was filled with the sound of people talking and laughing along with the clink of glassware and cutlery as we TREAD down the tourist alleyways along ancient cobblestone streets looking for some place to enjoy local TAPAS.  We finally found a place with the cute name “Tropic of TOPAZ”. All the tapas on the menu were named with a gem stone theme.  

Wordle #756 (July 15, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) Standing regally by the water’s edge, with her CHEST held strong, the   CRANE was the epitome of a sage CRONE. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) She had to STARE at the mirror for a long time to see if her ROUGE was really as bad as her partner said it was.  He would DRONE on and on about her makeup.  It was annoying.  But he was PRONE to be extra sensitive about it because his mother, the old CRONE, ruined her skin with too much makeup.  

Wordle #755 (July 14, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) Their friendships were almost COVEN-like, she thought, as they each contributed to the rich BRINE they were making for their friend who needed nourishment, both physically and spiritually, for the FIENT and FIEND of darkness she was trying valiantly to fight off.  And... because Albert was feeling creative... A micro tale written by Albert, using his own words: The COVEN was full of talented witches who concocted a new potion starting with a thick BRINE to bring out of the woods every FIENT and FIEND that the dark night was hiding. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He came within RANGE of a strong SCENT, which was like a BLEND of nighttime floral blooms and sautéed garlic. He wondered who could UPEND olfactory traditions in such a dramatic way.   What FIEND was responsible for this questionable marriage of flowers and food?

Wordle #754 (July 13, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The MUSIC was playing softly in the background, as he loaded his PLATE with food, sat down with his laptop, and opened the ADOBE pdf document he’d just received with the quote to rent a BARGE to move construction materials to the remote site.   Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The CHOIR was okay but nothing special.  He was annoyed that he had to TRADE his sailing nights for choir practice.  Furthermore, the conductor, though famous and highly regarded, felt the need to PARSE every phrase as if we were two year olds.  But tonight after practice, he was going to go to the LARGE BARGE in the harbor to join his friends for a late night party and sing his brains out after a few stiff drinks!