Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 4072
writer's block, zealous, flatfoot, spleenful

Struggling with my worst bout of writer's block in eleven years (I'd gotten as far as "Once upon a..." but couldn't figure out how to continue), I made the mistake of consulting that zealous, hairy flatfoot Hansel Butterbody--clearly a mistake, as his suggestions tended to be either spleenful ("throw a rock through the window of a famous writer") or lugubrious ("fling yourself upon a divan in maudlin despair and bitterly weep until you lose consciousness"), and did me no good whatsoever; nevertheless I thanked him graciously for his counsel, politely asked after his wife and children, quietly inserted a banana in his trousers, and departed.

 

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