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Oh no, not Scrabble!

I write, therefore I love Scrabble. Wrong. 
I hate Scrabble.  I love words for their content, not their structure.

A scrabbler sees gambol as: 4 consonants, 
2 vowels, total value 15. But gambol is so much more! There's bounce in the word, there's air, exclamation marks, kitten-play, spring, wheat fields!

Scrabble is word warfare. Writing is friendship. A two-way thing. Words come when I need them, and when a word really, really wants to have its say, I wouldn't dream of saying no. 

How can you compare the thrill of finding a gem of a word to express a feeling, a mood, a scene, to the thrill of finding a word worth 56 points?

I feel guilty when I play scrabble, like I should apologise to my tiny friend for demeaning it. Sorry pert, you cheeky little thing, I know it's embarrassing being next to matt, tent and pun, but it's worth a lot to me. Pffff. That's not friendship, that's exploitation.

But my words forgive me. I may lapse into the big bad world of scrabble, but my words know my heart. They rock.

And between you and me...? I think they quite like their occasional tryst on the scrabble board.
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