To my small following, I will be taking a short break from my "Word-a-day" challenge, as I would like to focus on some larger works and prepare for my new job starting in February. I have enjoyed this challenge, how it has shaped my writing style and encouraged me to be flexible, and hope to … Continue reading Taking a short break…
“Large in number or quantity” Maria wore a Voluminous dress Of powder sugar White, with Layers of Tule ruffles And ribbons Galore. 'Go big Or go home.' Was her motto, She lived by it For sure.
“A long, deep sigh” "Well, you know what?" Susie rose from the bed, a suspiration parting her lips, as she began to put her clothes back on, "Let's go with twenty for the dance, and call it quits, yeah?" "Thanks, I guess!" He mumbled dejectedly as he buckled his pants, "I swear that's never happened to … Continue reading Suspiration – Noun
“Slang – something not worth considering” "Balderdash, hogwash, gibberish, horsefeathers, claptrap, complete and utter nonsense," Ronald slurred over his larger to Jamerson, "There is no way in Gods-great-country that Usain Bolt can run faster than a bloomin' Cheetah!"
“Among ancient Greeks – A person’s fate or destiny” My name is Moira, And contradictory to My name, I have no control Over any facet of My life. The only thing I Know for certain Is that I have An impeccable Tallent for conjuring Bad luck.
“Desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred.” "I shall grab a Meat Lover, deep-pan on BBQ sauce," Cody said across the counter to the Pizza Boy. "And for the lady..." He turned to his girlfriend of six months. "A Supreme with Pineapple, on a gluten free base" Chloe followed after Cody's request. Sacrilege! Cody … Continue reading Sacrilege – Noun
“An ancient method of writing in which lines run alternately from right to left and from left to right” "This makes no feckin' sense." Prill groaned, tilting the aged manuscript back and forth, eyes crinkling and readjusting with each movement. Her grubby fingertips threatening to ruin the black ink embossed with gold that trawls across … Continue reading Boustrophedon – Noun
“A person of noble or high rank; an aristocrat” Feed with a silver spoon By his wet nurse and Teethed on whisky. Plush handmade toys Replaced With fast Italian cars. An elitist education; Catholics schools and Scholars Grants. Weekends in Spain, Christmas's in Prague, Summer in Venice. Connections with the World provided by A … Continue reading Patrician – Noun
“To be pervaded by something unpleasant” Tom, Or as we used to call him Ol' Clappy, Was a homeless man Who would always Reek of cigarettes, Desiel and beer, And would meander The shopping arcade For no apparent reason. We called him Ol' Clappy For when We'd clap, Or whistle Or make any Loud noise, … Continue reading Reek – Verb
“To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions” 'Hi, welcome to Teddie's.' The blonde cashier chick half-heartedly welcomes Ryan to the store. Her black roots exposed and 90's tendrils darting in front of her smudged eyes and candy glossed lips. Her nametag reads 'Aish-lee', presumably pronounce Ashley. 'Jus-jus-jus-just these t-t-t-oday.' Ryan manages as he unpacks his basket … Continue reading Stammer – Verb