A Story of W’s

I just discovered this story and I had to share it with you.  Every word begins with the letter W!

The story is called “Walter & Winnie” and it was published in the 19th century by an unknown author.

Here’s how it begins:

“Warm weather, Walter! Welcome warm weather! We were wishing winter would wane, weren’t we?” “We were well wearied with waiting,” whispered Waiter wearily. Wan, white, woe-begone was Walter; wayward, wilful, worn with weakness, wasted, waxing weaker whenever winter’s wild, withering winds were wailing. Wholly without waywardness was Winifred, Walter’s wise, womanly watcher, who, with winsome, wooing way, was well-beloved.

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8 responses to “A Story of W’s

  1. I did a high school English project like this, with a short piece for each letter of the alphabet. “An article about Atticus: an alarmingly abstract agitator…”

  2. Okaaayyy…

    I prefer Lem’s classic (anybody know what this looks like in the original Polish?):

    Seduced, shaggy Samson snored.
    She scissored short. Sorely shorn,
    Soon shackled slave, Samson sighed.
    Silently scheming,
    Sightlessly seeking
    Some savage, spectacular suicide.

    ~ Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad (translated by Michael Kandel)

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  4. I just… wow.

    I think reading that broke something in my head.

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  6. It makes me cry when people use apostrophes for purals, as in “a story of W’s”. Please, stop using apostrophes for plurals!! Just because a word ends in a vowel or is in all capitals does not mean you can use an apostrophe. :( Inappropriate use of apostrophes!

  7. Dima, what I wrote is correct. Apostrophes are used for plural singular letters, but not for plurals of multiple letters.

    The Oakland A’s have a correct team name and logo.

    If you say that you get mostly A’s and B’s on your report card, you’re correct.

    However, you would say that the RAs are the people in charge of a dorm floor.

  8. But… on line 3, Walter is misspelled as Waiter. Or does he work in a restaurant?

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