Overcoming Bloglessness



Daily Prompt  Play Lexicographer.
Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.


Chookery- noun: that part of the backyard that has been given over to chickens.

They say it will get bigger; that two hens will not be enough. You want a white one named Doris Day and you can’t resist new chicks in spring and next thing you know, you need a larger, cuter henhouse, a bigger coop, more fencing, electric elements to heat bigger water delivery systems, large quantities of feed and grit and oyster shell and hay and outbuildings.

Pretty soon you have so many eggs you can’t give them away. Pretty soon there’s too much poop. You can’t sleep in. You can’t go away. You’re over-chooked.

That will not happen to me. Betty and Wilma are enough.

But if there’s a white one that needs a home I would name her Doris Day.

Or maybe Blanche.




Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

6 thoughts on “Chookery

  1. Do name her “Blanche.” I just read yesterday that the name is in danger of extinction and we don’t want that to happen.

  2. If you get Doris day and find out your chicken housing needs expansion, you could name it Rook Hudson. 🙂

  3. And of course you need Thelma & Louise

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