• A-Z Challenge,  Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    W is for Welmish

    W is for Welmish! Inspired by the old Save-A-Word Saturday blog hop I used to do (hosted by the lovelies at The Feather and The Rose), I am picking it up with A to Z and saving some more old words. Welmish adj. – Of a pale or sickly colour ~*~*~*~ She could tell something was wrong with him before any noticeable change came over his character. Not that her intuition mattered. Those changes did come, quickly and fiercely, until even strangers could tell something was amiss. His temperament became agitated, his complexion welmish. Soon he could hardly be considered the same man at all. But no matter what she…

  • A-Z Challenge,  Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Q is for Quibbleism

    Q is for Quibbleism! Inspired by the old Save-A-Word Saturday blog hop I used to do (hosted by the lovelies at The Feather and The Rose), I am picking it up with A to Z and saving some more old words. Quibbleism n. – The act of quibbling ~*~*~*~ “Now, seriously, both of you have to quit it.” “He started it. I was merely trying to stop his stupidity from spreading any great distance.” “Because you’re such an expert at great distances. Tell me, how many steps is it from the couch to the fridge?” “Thirteen. Which I suspect is higher than you can count. Besides, distance is irrelevant…if you…

  • A-Z Challenge,  Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    K is for Kexy

    K is for Kexy! Inspired by the old Save-A-Word Saturday blog hop I used to do (hosted by the lovelies at The Feather and The Rose), I am picking it up with A to Z and saving some more old words. Kexy adj. – dry, brittle, withered ~*~*~*~ She rifled through the kexy pages, her fingers powdered with dust from the book’s worn jacket. The words were barely legible anymore, and yet, she pored over the faded ink, desperate to find the one phrase hidden in the story, the single line of text that would forever change her world. ~*~*~*~ Short one today, but isn’t that a great word? Hope…

  • A-Z Challenge,  Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    E is for Essomenic

    E is for Essomenic! Last year I participated in a great blog hop hosted by The Feather and the Rose, called Save-A-Word Saturday. It’s no longer running, but I loved finding odd words and writing mini-bits of story with them. I’ve seen a few people doing flash fiction for A to Z, and I love the idea. So, I’m going to try and unofficially revive this on Saturdays for the challenge! My word this week is: essomenic, adj. – showing things as they will be in the future. ~*~*~*~ Jeannie gripped Claude’s hand, her nails biting into the backs of his palms. “Calm down,” he whispered to her, his voice…

  • Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Save-A-Word Saturday (31)

    The rules run thusly: 1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with…

  • Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Save-A-Word Saturday (30)

    The rules run thusly: 1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with…

  • Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Save-A-Word Saturday (29)

    The rules run thusly: 1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with…

  • Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Save-A-Word Saturday (28)

    The rules run thusly: 1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with…

  • Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Save-A-Word Saturday (27)

    The rules run thusly: 1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with…

  • Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

    Save-A-Word Saturday (26)

    The rules run thusly: 1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with…