The Crank

As the argument unfolded
he sputtered and clanked,
like a cold radiator
cranking up the heat.


Twiglet Prompt #5: “cold radiator.”  A twiglet is a short phrase. Or a word. Maybe two. Its aim is to “prompt” a flow. A thought.  The idea is to create a poem or piece of prose using the twiglet as the jumping off point – the shorter the better!  New twiglet prompts appear each Tuesday — join the fun!

8 thoughts on “The Crank

  1. Misky January 5, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I knew these were well suited to you. Thanks for joining in, Lillian.

    PS: Just approved your first comment on The Twiglets, so future ones there should post immediately. If they don’t, please shout.

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    • lillian January 5, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      This was really fun 🙂 I sputtered over it for a few days, like a cold radiator!

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  2. Brian January 5, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Don’t forget hissing, gurgling and thunking. 🙂

    P.S. Your crankng is missing the I… unless that is intentional to show there is no ‘I’ in marriage, only ‘wife’.

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    • lillian January 5, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      So glad you enjoyed! AND, thanks a bunch for catching the typo…just fixed it!


    • lillian January 7, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Glad you enjoyed! 🙂 It was a fun one to write.


  3. JoHanna Massey July 15, 2018 / 9:29 am

    What images this creates, and sounds too. So good. Thank you.


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