This Week’s Meeting of Wordle Club

Leslie Doyle
2 min readFeb 23, 2022


Solved wordle board, with some yellow and green squares three lines long

Welcome to Wordle Club! I’m George and I’ll be your group leader today. Remember, whatever happens in Wordle Club stays in Wordle Club!

Yes, I know. That’s just an expression. I’ve never actually seen Fight Club.

Okay, let’s get on with today’s meeting. First, some pieces of business. Just want to let you know, the changeover has been finished. Refresh your page, and you should finally be getting the same word as your roommate does.

What’s that? Oh. I’m sorry you don’t like the Times font.

You’re right. Fonts are a personal choice.

Yes, I understand.

Group, can someone calm Todd down? We need to move on.


Okay, next order of business. Picking a good starting word.

What’s that June? It didn’t take, what?

“Undaunted?” — “Undaunted” is not five letters.

Oh, okay, I see. This is WORDLE Club. Spelling Bee Club is down the hall. Gotta warn you though, they don’t care.

Easy mistake to make, though.

Yes you can join both clubs, but why would you?

No one needs that grief.

You’re right, Greg. Some people have more free time than others. But we can’t all play Wordle and then Quordle, Worldle, Nerdle, Queerdle, and Lewdle. And we shouldn’t.

Because that way lies chaos.

It’s a matter of self-respect.

I mean, what are they going to come up with next.


Are you fucking kidding me?

Yes, I know we’re all exhausted by two years of pandemic.

Yes, I know we should do whatever we need to in order to get through the day.

Yes, I too listened to Folklore and Evermore on repeat for the entire second half of 2020. Can we get back to the topic?


Where are you all going? Don’t leave — I’m, I’m truly sorry. You all stay, I’ll go.

Okay, thanks, folks, for giving me another chance. Look, we have donuts!

Any last thoughts before we adjourn the meeting? No? then I’ll bid you all adieu!


You’re right, Justin, “Adieu” does have a lot of vowels.

It’s still not a hint. I don’t know what tomorrow’s word is. No one does, except maybe that guy who made the game in the first place.

See you all next week. Until then, just remember this: no one wants to know that you got the word on your first guess.



Leslie Doyle

New Jersey-based writer of fiction and essays. @lespdoyle. #binders.