Monday, October 31, 2016

Story Cubes 20 / Random Sequence / Halloween

You wave your flashlight like a magic wand, and the kid's shadow becomes a monster on the wall. You make some popcorn and cook up a story for him about aliens building the pyramids. Are they around today, he asks? You say you think so. Aliens are always here, flitting around the skies in all directions. The key to seeing them is to get under the covers and count some sheep.

You can quote me on that.


(The bold-faced words are interpreted from the images on Rory's Story Cubes)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Link Mania: Coffee Words

A list of Coffee words

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till you find your "bilita mpash"
16 weird and wonderful words we really need emojis for :)

What's your favorite antediluvian word? I like "mooncalf" (TWITO, page 90). Archaic words

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Two FREE Kindle E-books

Fire up your e-readers! My two Kindle editions on Amazon are FREE from October 12th through October 16th. A funny dictionary and a scary story -- what a combination! Both have 4.5-star ratings (out of 5) on Amazon.

The Word I'm Thinking Of
The Iron Box

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Word of the Day: expostulate

What's the word I'm thinking of? Today, it's....

expostulate (verb)

To express strong disagreement or disapproval

"My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
What day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day, and time;
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. Your noble son is mad...."
--William Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 2, scene 2

Presidential debates: full of expostulation you could say. And you will.