This word ladder is a pair of homophones. Complete the riddle (I took inspiration from Duck's homophone riddles*) and then do the word ladder with the words you got from the riddle.

One of them can change the mood,
The other can decide
One of them can make it bright
The other is a dilemma


• You can alter letters, one at a time, and each intermediate word must be a valid word in dictionary.com.

• You may not rearrange letters or make two words: ie. office->off ice.

• You may not use a program or online solver.

• Use the minimum number of moves

*I've been reading up on posts after I was "living under a rock" with the whole vowelburger thing

I think it is:

Whether and Weather

One of them can change the mood

Maybe you are under the weather or it is a cloudy day

One of them can decide

You can decide whether or not to do something.

One of them can make it bright

The weather can make it bright with the sun

The other is a dilemma

A dilemma is where you can decide on something

WEATHER
LEATHER
LEACHER
PEACHER
PEACHED
POACHED
COACHED
COACTED
COASTED
COASTER
CHASTER
CHATTER
CHITTER
WHITTER
WHETTER
WHETHER

• Right on! Nice job. +1 :-) – Dooper Mar 21 '20 at 4:56