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Wordle #863 (October 30, 2023)

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Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) She finally chose to SHARE that she had a brutal headache that felt very much like a CRAMP in her BRAIN. She used her finger draw a TRAIL around the area on her head where the pain was, as it seemed to follow a path, and pulse from time to time. She hated how it made her feel FRAIL and kept hoping for the holy GRAIL of a medication to come on the market to relieve her. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) On Halloween, he decided to TRADE a PRANK for some quality GRASS. He had been told that this particular strain of cannabis was the holy GRAIL of pot, and so he was willing to subject himself to a cruel prank to get a sampling of it.

Wordle #862 (October 29, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) There were suddenly a SPATE of gigs upcoming, making him feel PROUD about being able to get back into the scene. He did need to get his equipment repaired before the next one, as the PHONO input was a bit wonky. He didn’t want to feel PHONY or unprepared going forward. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The MUSIC at the wedding included a bagpiper who piped in the happy couple with a Scottish  Ari played over a long DRONE note. And bucking tradition, instead of throwing her bouquet, the bride threw a THONG into the crowd of hopeful singles. I really appreciated that because it made it less PHONY and more fun. 

Wordle #861 (October 28, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) He looked very much like a CLONE of the BARON. Two of the tell-tale ways to differentiate them on a glance was in looking at the functional, plain, utilitarian WAGON he drove, and his rough hands - those of a skilled MASON.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The CRANE was swinging about wildly as if in the throes of some machine-centered ANGST as it continued digging in the SANDY soil.  The NASAL sound of its engine filled the BASIN that had already been dug, framed, and waterproofed, and was now ready for the MASON to begin the bricking.  

Wordle #859 (October 26, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The SHAPE of the final sculpture was better than she’d even dreamed, which gave her a great sense of PRIDE in the PIECE. It was a  PIXIE designed to go in the garden. She thought she may tuck it into a spot that would be just visible, to PIQUE interest and draw visitors into the garden. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He noticed her illuminated in the FRAME of the cottage window.  He wondered WHOSE cottage this CUTIE was staying in.  To satisfy his curiosity he would use tact and GUILE to find out who this woman was.  It was not every day that he saw a woman who would PIQUE his interest so intently.

Wordle #860 (October 27, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) A SPADE was the right tool for the CHORE to be done in the OLIVE grove. It felt almost NOBLE to be carrying on the tradition, now into its 5th generation Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) She liked to SPOUT off about how she lived in a COVEN while working as a BONNE for a NOBLE French family.  

Wordle #858 (October 25, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The STAIN on the FLUTE fortunately had no impact on its’ tone. She had come to see it as a marker of the TREAK it had been on, knocking around in her back back. The METER of her steps created a RETRO type of beat and she decided to pull out the instrument and RETRY composing a little walking song.   Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He had to fish the BREAD out of the toaster with the wooden PLIER. But the bread was too big for the toaster so the next time he would have to cut and RECUT it until it fit.  But right now he didn’t have time to RETRY so he gave up and grabbed an un-toasted slice to go.  

Wordle #857 (October 24, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The CHOIR was  surprised when the CLEAT holding the curtain open broke mid-way through their performance. A few of the choristers felt a bit CAGED in and started to panic when it was taking a long time to resolve the issue, which was a CAUSE of some concern.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The SCALE of injustice in the CASTE system was a CAUSE for unrest in the country.  

Wordle #856 (October 23, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) They decided to SCRAP their plans to get married in England, due to the outrageous exchange rate of the POUND which would have left them broke. Instead they opted to ELOPE in the sunny south - it was much more their laid back TEMPO, and they didn't have to deal with the angst and drama of navigating family dynamics and expectations. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The SHAPE of the mountain was like a volcano and we were expecting it to ERUPT at any moment.  That might explain the faster TEMPO of my heartbeat.

Wordle #855 (October 22, 2023)

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Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) His BRASH nature, MOUNT Everest like defensiveness, and sense of humour that cut like a KNIFE made the soft LINEN shirts and trousers he chose to wear daily a study in contradictions. It was not a GIVEN that he was as he appeared to be, she thought. But which was his true soul nature was difficult to determine.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The WHEAT that was engineered from the 1980s until now is far from a CLONE of the ancient small wheat grass growing wild in fields.  It’s sort of like how DENIM jeans are in no way similar to the wool “slacks” our parents wore, even though they both served the same purpose. It’s a GIVEN that things change, but it’s not always for the better.  

Wordle #854 (October 21, 2023)

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Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) She didn’t SCARE easily, but that day her patience and ability to stay calm was in SHORT supply. At first she was upset, almost angry, but when she saw the delighted SMIRK on his face she couldn’t help but soften, and her fear turned into a smile, then a giggle, and they soon found themselves laughing together until they cried.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) They gathered at the hospital to MOURN the passing of their father.  He had a CHARM about him that was delightfully contagious. The staff in the EMERG department were all very friendly, and the attending physician had a big SMIRK on his face when he told them about the shenanigans their father engaged in while he was admitted.

Wordle #853 (October 20, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The SHEAR force of the FLOUR spilling out of the container tipped over the bowl. That it didn’t OCCUR to any of them to think of that seemed odd, in retrospect. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) He found that he CARED less and less for the ROCKY shorelines where any mishap could OCCUR like slipping on wet rocks and bonking his head.  

Wordle #852 (October 19, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The GRADE of the road that the FLOAT had to navigate was unanticipated. Sadly they weren’t able to prevent losing several of the pumpkins along the way, but the crowd delighted in the spectacular SPLAT they made as they hit the pavement. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) They couldn’t help but STARE at the statue of the SAINT.  There was SQUAT about the statue that was reverent or religious.  He was holding a SHOAT by a short leash and the halo around his head looked more like a SPLAT of paint than a proper halo.

Wordle #851 (October 18, 2023)

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Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The moon SHONE down upon the rooftop where you could clearly see the TREAD of a sleigh’s blades in the snow. The Jolly old elf had recently landed his FLYER on their roof before dashing off while exclaiming “MERRY Christmas!” Grandma had seen the entire thing and said to herself begrudge turning in, “MERCY me I never believed it was true!”   Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The moon SHONE down upon the rooftop where you could clearly see the TREAD of a sleigh’s blades in the snow. The Jolly old elf had recently landed his FLYER on their roof before dashing off while exclaiming “MERRY Christmas!” Grandma had seen the entire thing and said to herself before turning in, “MERCY me I never believed it was true!”  

Wordle# 850 (October 17, 2023)

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Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) She provided some good SPACE before speaking again, allowing the question  to FLOAT in the air. She promised to keep the information like a VAULT, in particular since they were speaking of ADULT topics.   Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) It was WORSE by far to PAINT ADULT anime graphics on the wall than the usual swear words.  

Wordle #849 (October 16, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The TRASH was threatening to overwhelm the dump, a lure for the pack of wild BRACH that lived in the woods nearby. The increase in their numbers could be shown on a GRAPH going up at the same rate as the increase in garbage being redirected there. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) I TRIED to be GROWN up about it but I didn’t want to cut the GRASS.  But the weeds were off the GRAPH so from a sense of embarrassment and duty I hauled out my mower.  

Wordle #848 (October 15, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) The pilot looked at the CHART yet another time. While the little six-seater PLANE he knew well, she’d never flown this remote route. It was more LEAFY than she’d anticipated for being as far North as they were. She was a bit concerned about one of the fluids that was a bit lower than it should be. She wonder if it was a little LEAKY, and mentally prepared to put down sooner if it dipped down too quickly.  Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The SCALE of the problem LEAPT out at him, despite his attempts to LEARN how to personally repair the LEAKY faucet.  

Wordle #845 (October 12, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) She dug the SPADE deep beneath the roots of the overgrown plant. Her CHIEF objective was to move the perennials in the fall so that come spring the garden would be in good shape. Her ERROR this past year had been to do it in the spring which meant the gardens didn’t look full until late summer. Her faithful companion came over for some affection - rolling over to show his BELLY. She KNELT down and obliged, and then proceeded to do some needed weeding while she was there. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The LYRIC for the children’s song about a SHOAL of fish, was GLUED to the stage door so the performers could review it before going on stage where they KNELT down with their guitars, so they could be at the same level as the children.

Wordle #847 (October 14, 2023)

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  Albert’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Stephanie, using Albert’s words) She was pretty easy to SCARE when faced with having to iron the PLEAT down the front of her dress pants, or worse yet a skirt. Fortunately she also recognized she was an AGENT in her own thoughts and feelings about these situations and worked to overcome her ironing-fears. Stephanie’s Words Micro Tale (Written by Albert, using Stephanie’s words) The resourceful James Bond fell through a trap door down a long SLIDE to the basement of the compound.  Someone had covered the slide in shaving CREAM which made AGENT 007 very slippery and would make it difficult to get out of his current predicament.  But he always succeeds in the end.