#DailyPrompt: Dictionary… #150words

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Dictionary, Shmictionary." Time to confess: tell us about a time when you used a word whose meaning you didn’t actually know (or were very wrong about, in retrospect). I told you, the day we first met. "I don't believe you" you said in reply, smiling. Of course, … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: Dictionary… #150words

#Writing space (Thursday’s Musings) #amwriting

The desk is littered:  photographs of the sublime Italian model he worships, another of himself in the Dolomites with two small children - now young adults - a postal card of Paul Klee's "The Saint of the inner Light", various requests for donations (well...) and more... And what about this new work? Stalling, wandering, disrupted … Continue reading #Writing space (Thursday’s Musings) #amwriting

#AtoZChallenge2015: quandary

I found a definition in Wiktionary for quandary, a word which somehow intrigues me. So it goes: "Etymology: 16th century. Origin unknown; perhaps a dialectal corruption (simulating a word of Latin origin with suffix -ary) of wandreth (“evil, plight, peril, adversity, difficulty”), from Middle English wandreth, from Old Norse vandræði (“difficulty, trouble”), from vandr (“difficult, requiring pains and care”). quandary (plural quandaries) A state of not knowing what to decide; … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge2015: quandary

#VisDare 70: Aloft #Fifty

In my mind I see you dancing, fireflies in the cloudy sky. Who are you: ghosts from a hidden past, forgotten dreams? In the warm air you climb, perhaps ascending slowly to join the mothership? Where you come from, I am sure, must be different from here: a secret world...  

Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty #DPChallenge #WritersWednesday

For this week’s challenge, you must write a fifty-word story. Not five thousand, not five hundred, but precisely fifty words. It looked familiar. That place I knew, without knowing its name. The river, the willow trees, the narrow path close to the water edge. Then I heard your voice, and I walked in your direction. … Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty #DPChallenge #WritersWednesday