New Word #56: What Does It Sound Like

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Say Something articulation: the formation of clear and distinct sounds in speech. enunciation: the act of pronouncing words. diction: the style of enunciation in speaking or singing; the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing. Say Something Unclear susurration: an indistinct sound, as of whispering or … Continue reading New Word #56: What Does It Sound Like

Cheetah vs Ostrich (Flash Fiction #59)

Image by Christine Sponchia from Pixabay Two ostriches, obviously dating, the male being a little bigger than the female, are walking leisurely on a grassland sparsely donned by trees. Suddenly two cheetahs jump out of nowhere. They chase after the male ostrich first since he's closer to them. The male runs for his dear life. … Continue reading Cheetah vs Ostrich (Flash Fiction #59)

New Word #55: Recently Learned

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay callow: (of a young person) inexperienced and immature.This is from Pooja's post here. ossify: become rigid or fixed in attitude or position; cease developing.This is from Pooja's post here. nefarious: (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.flounce: (verb) go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner; … Continue reading New Word #55: Recently Learned

The Unexpected Party (Flash Fiction #58)

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It's during the late afternoon hours when the door bell sounded and the guests arrived. However the hosts Pammy and her husband Pan had no idea what's going on. They had not invited anybody for dinner, not that they knew of. The guests included Armei and her husband Arhu, Lulu … Continue reading The Unexpected Party (Flash Fiction #58)

New Word #54: Gastronomy

Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay The word gastronomy means the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food. The first time I saw this word, I thought it's something related with astronomy, but to my surprise, it has nothing to do with the sky or celestial bodies. People Who Enjoy Food gourmet: … Continue reading New Word #54: Gastronomy

New Words #53: Related With Books Or Words

bibliophile and logophile: bibliophile: a person who collects or has a great love of books. logophile: a lover of words. wordy and verbose and prolix and verbiage wordy: using or expressed in too many words. verbose: using or expressed in more words than are needed. verbiage: speech or writing that uses too many words or … Continue reading New Words #53: Related With Books Or Words

Let’s Meet For Dinner (Flash Fiction #57)

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay Cindy wonders if Amin is going to breakup with her. "Let's meet for dinner. Our usual place." That's what his message says and that's what Cindy is worried as she arrives at their usual place. The hour is early and there are not many patrons in … Continue reading Let’s Meet For Dinner (Flash Fiction #57)

New Word #52: Life And Death

Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels These are all commonly used phrases and I have encountered one or another in different time in my reading or in conversations. I have to say I haven't used much of these in my own writing for the simple reason that I am not dead certain of the suitability. … Continue reading New Word #52: Life And Death

What Is Happening To Her (Flash Fiction #56)

Pammy drives as fast as she can. Actually she has never driven so fast before, but what can she do? Is Armei really killing herself? It is too frightening to even think about it. The business is slow in Armei's little cosmetic shop, and the relationship between Armei and her husband Arhu is strained. But … Continue reading What Is Happening To Her (Flash Fiction #56)

New Word #51: Recently Learned

Image by Laci Döme from Pixabay rictus: a fixed grimace or grin.From DeRicki's post here. cryonic: The practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may allow them to be revived in the future. I have often wondered if any of the cryonic bodies … Continue reading New Word #51: Recently Learned

Is That What You Want (Flash Fiction #55)

Image by Pezibear from Pixabay "You know Mencken once described an average person's life in New York as a sardine in a can while the grass and the so called parks look like embalmed sauerkraut." Lulu says. Pammy says, "what is a sour craft? I don't know any sour craft, but I do know that … Continue reading Is That What You Want (Flash Fiction #55)

New Word #50: Facial Expressions

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay countenance: A person's face or facial expression. grin: smile broadly, especially in an unrestrained manner and with the mouth open. beam: a radiant or good-natured look or smile. grimace: an ugly, twisted expression on a person's face, typically expressing disgust, pain, or wry amusement. frown: form an expression of disapproval, … Continue reading New Word #50: Facial Expressions

It’s Friday

Image by KERBSTONE from Pixabay From Wikipedia, it is said that the fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia--Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen. What is a Norse goddess? I don't know. I am curious but not curious enough … Continue reading It’s Friday

New Word #49: Related With Body

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay These are phrases commonly used. I think I didn't include phrases with "ears" since I can't think of any other than "I'm all ears" to indicate I'm interested in listening. If you have any phrases you want to add, please leave me a comment. Face facelift: a procedure carried … Continue reading New Word #49: Related With Body

Possible Thrillers

I received a comment asking me if I can write short thrillers. What an interesting comment. I've never thought about this. And also I've never thought that I am capable of it since my life is relatively dull and uneventful, my mind is relatively embedded in its usual trivial domestic concerns, and my imagination is … Continue reading Possible Thrillers

Father And Son (Flash Fiction #54)

"Can you talk with your son Jack? He's really not study very hard at all. His grades are falling and he's more interested in playing video games than anything else." Armei says to her husband Arhu one day. Whenever Armei says "your son", Arhu knows that Jack has been doing something to annoy his mother … Continue reading Father And Son (Flash Fiction #54)

New Word #48 : Cats And Dogs

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay There are many lively phrases and idioms with animals in them. Here I have compiled a list of phrases that are commonly used. There are a lot more out there that I haven't heard of. And please let me know if you have encountered any. Cats curiosity killed the cat: … Continue reading New Word #48 : Cats And Dogs

An Unlikely Love Story (Flash Fiction #53)

"I can't remember a thing. I don't know what I did." Jina says repeatedly but no one believes her. It happened a week ago when the most handsome and popular boy on campus asked her to go out for bubble tea and talk over an article. Jina is the acting editor of the college newspaper. … Continue reading An Unlikely Love Story (Flash Fiction #53)

New Word #47: Recently Learned

Shibboleth: a custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important.From Pooja's post here. maudlin: self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness.From mjcd2017's post here. traction: the action of drawing or pulling something over a surface, especially a road or track. … Continue reading New Word #47: Recently Learned

A Wonderful Girl (Flash Fiction #52)

Pammy and Lulu come to the little cosmetic shop Armei is running, next to an Asian grocery store in a popular plaza. The three haven't met for a while and they have quite a lot of catch-up to do. The customers are scarce and the cosmetic store is not doing very well these days. People … Continue reading A Wonderful Girl (Flash Fiction #52)