“Part of one’s despair, of course, is that the world cares nothing for the little shocks endured by the sensitive stickler. While we look in horror at a badly punctuated sign, the world carries on around us, blind to our plight.”

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss

Our writing prompt for today is STICKLER

What does this word signify for you? Are you a stickler for fine details, or annoyed by people who are?

Everyone is free to post a response to this prompt, be it prose, poetry, or photos. Then do a pingback to link your post to the other responses below. (See ABOUT) Once you’ve done this, take a minute to see how the other bloggers have chosen to illustrate this word.



    1. Oh, that was cute! Especially the comment left about Cesar, Ceasar, and Ceaser.
      When I got my Grade Twelve (GED) certificate whoever had printed them up spelled the lead word: “Congratulations” wrong. Oh, we laughed!


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