“A dispute about or concerning words” They'd spent many hours, over tea and crumpets, engaged in a discussion about history; more specifically the history of dressmaking. The discussion had been thoroughly riveting for Heather and Joyce until Heather mispronounced the word Mantua-maker (a term used to describe an 18th Century dressmaker), over accentuating the constant 'T' and … Continue reading Logomachy – Noun
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Two Brothers – Chapter 3: The Cons of Power.
Once more her hands race up the seams of the inner thigh of my jeans as she straddles my lap anxiously. My fingers dance across the small plastic buttons of her dress, plucking them undone one at a time with considerable expertise. With a drunk smile, I let my mouth entwine with hers knowing that … Continue reading Two Brothers – Chapter 3: The Cons of Power.
Palmy – Adjective
“Glory, prosperous, or flourishing” Today, They'd swum; Dived and splashed. All of them, A gaggle of youth. They'd eaten Watermelon And drunk Cider. They'd wrestled On shoulders, And explored Underwater caves. And then they rested; Sprawled out On hanging rocks, The palmy sun, sticky Against their bare Skin. She'd laid next to him, Centimetres apart, Her … Continue reading Palmy – Adjective
Xanadu – Noun
“A place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment” Trevor exhaled, a ring of smoke Whispering from his dry lips. His shoulders slumped, his pulse Synced to the mellow bliss of Marley; He closed his eyes. This was it, this was his Xanadu.
Gerontocracy – Noun
“A state or government in which old people rule” Picture this, A post-apocalyptic world, Desolated by war and disease, In which the elderly rule. Fragile, senile and accountable For all the political and economic All because the resource Of youth wasted away. This geronrocracy, Came about when Those under sixty were Sent to fight. The … Continue reading Gerontocracy – Noun
Literatim – Adverb
“Letter-for-letter; Literally” "You want to know why Benny?" Shaylah called behind her as she dragged yet another heavy bag through the hall, out the front door and to the boot of her silver, 1991 Honda Civic. Benny follows her out, hands not knowing what do do and words even more useless. "It's because you take … Continue reading Literatim – Adverb
Cockcrow – Noun
“Daybreak; dawn; the time at which a cock characteristically crows” Quarter past the cockcrow. What the feck does that mean? Prill thought as she wandered pack towards the Guild Tower, doused in demons blood and Arcturus balanced close to her side. Why can't Morus jus' speak in bloody English? She assumed that cockcrow meant, as … Continue reading Cockcrow – Noun
Mantic – Adjective
“Of, relating to, or having the power of divination; prophetic” Ken smacked up straight into the tall blonde upon lacing his shoe, the top of his head colliding with her perfectly sculpted button nose. "Shit." Ken panicked, quickly swooping down to collect the pink folder she'd dropped to the floor upon impact. It read: Dalilah … Continue reading Mantic – Adjective
Jubilate – Verb
“To express great joy” I jubilate that I am alive, And that once my body Is dust and decay, That I will live on.
Nostrum – Noun
“A scheme or remedy for bringing about some social or political reform or improvement” Call me dramatic, Call me depressive, Call me cynical; Call me what you will, but The world is no longer free, Even though we maintain the The illusion that it is. Everyone has their Own agenda, And Everyone is pushing Their … Continue reading Nostrum – Noun