Save-A-Word Saturday (21)

Save-a-Word Saturday

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 something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it’s down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is:
Keys

And the word of the day is…

Scathefire n. – Great destructive fire.

The city was gone. Every house, every occupant, every single reminder of life and living had given way to silence and ash. The scathefire destroyed all; it left nothing in its painful wake.

Except.

Except.

The key.

A single, ordinary key, like so many others save that it survived where the others dissolved.

Walking through the city that no longer existed, that small key glimmered like the hopes of an entire world.

That key is where my story begins.

Photo From: http://awesomeinspiration.net/post/28088961515/bobsta14-scathefire-on-flickr-scathefire

     

2 Responses so far.

  1. SUCH a cool flash-fiction/story beginning, AGAIN. 🙂 And…and…scathefire. Scathefire. I think this is my favorite word yet. It might be my new favorite word. It's awesome!
  2. Deshipley says:
    Love that you end the vignette with a line signaling a beginning. 😀
    Scathefire, meanwhile, would make a kickin' villain name!

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