"To fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for loss of memory" Everyday I'd look in the mirror and be proud of who I was. Flying grades had made me dux, and popularity had crowned me captain; My prettiness and sweetness drew everyone in, not a single soul could resist being my friend; We had each others … Continue reading Confabulate – Verb
Category: Word a day
Verbicide – Noun
"The willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word" The art of murdering of words. Word murder Word-er. Homicide of nouns, assassination of adjectives, and the slaughter of verbs. To take up ones pen and murder words. Word-er.
Decussate – Verb
"To cross in the form of an X; intersect." Placing a cross in the box, to most is a simple task. Used here as an identifier, a label, to sort us. Two choices, of which you must decussate one. Male or female. But I am none.
Pharaonic – Adjective
"Impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc." Have you ever wondered why the sky is so pharaonic in its size?
Snollygoster – Noun
"A clever, unscrupulous person." You say he is snollygoster, morally lost. Cunning, deceitful, corrupt at all costs. But to me he's my dad, who dotes me in love. But to you he's a pig, that works for the gov.
Prosopopoeia – Noun
"A figure of speech in which an imagined, absent, or dead person or thing is represented as speaking." Shattered and torn. You need to be fixed. An act of prosopopoeia, a nightmarish memory, fever born from lonely nights. I am what you need. All you need. Without me you'll be forever alone.
Rueful – Adjective
"Feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow, repentance, or regret." She was full of rue. Pained by her mistakes and misfortunes. The Reverend had said "Repent!" But that did not ease the shame, nor the prying eyes and callous whispers. For repenting with words, is non for gain. Her actions needed to shout. I'm sorry.
Paczki – Noun
"A traditional Polish doughnut, filled with jam or another sweet filling and covered with powdered sugar or icing." Pressed close to the window, grabby fingers and a snotty nose, she waits. Freshly cooked dough, touched with syrup and sugar dances on the air. "paczki, mamo, proszę?" She begs, eyes hungry for what awaits behind the … Continue reading Paczki – Noun
Taking a short break…
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…
Voluminous – Adjective
“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.