Daily Prompt: Flangiprop!


Invent a definition for the word “flangiprop,” then use the word in a post. 

“Flangiprop”- a device used to prop something open, as in, ” she used the flangiprop to prop open the trap door so it wouldn’t fall on her head”

When I was growing up on the farm, we had multiple old buildings we used to keep junk in. There never seemed to be enough room, and dad just kept buying the old shacks to fill with treasures.

Many of the doors on these buildings were less than adequate, the latches would be broken, the hinges in rough shape.


Doors that would not close became a nuisance for my dad, he didn’t have time to fix them , nor did he really care if a few mice ran in to keep warm. When I was quite young I remember him trying to close a door on one of the older buildings, the latch was broken and he was becoming irritated. He looked around and grabbed an old broom handle laying in the grass near by, pushed one end against the door and the other into the ground.

Like magic the door stayed closed.

Now, you have to understand my dad. He talked to the farm animals, and he also invented names for objects. When I asked him what the thing was against the door, he waved his arm in the air and said, ” it’s a flangiprop”…….. and to this day, on the farm where my mom still lives, there are many fangiprops holding doors closed.


Clearly, this one is too late to be rescued by a broom handle.

Have a great day everyone!


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