Saturday Word of the Day: Piacular

*Piacular: expiatory; atoning; repartory. “Elisabeth, your word is Piacular.” The judges cast a rather cold glare at the audience as they wait for the ten-year-old to spell out the word. “Uh, can you use it in a sentence?” There’s a small moment of panic as the judges acknowledge the question, they huddle together and whisper … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Piacular

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: Temporal Sickness

Prompt: Temporal sickness Word Limit: 180 words “Now class it is very important you follow the safety guidelines to a T when travelling through the temporal zone, so make sure you all read the preparation pamphlet before our excursion on Friday!” Professor Olivian was preparing to dismiss the class when he remembered a final detail, … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Temporal Sickness

Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

*Caboshed: shown facing forward without a neck, as an animal in heraldry. Varys was never sure what to make of his family heraldry, the large emblazoned shields that adorned every wall within his home. It was a rather garish depiction of a ram’s head caboshed, surrounded by swords and thorns. Of course, everyone in the … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Soldier of love

A/N: I had a lot of fun writing this prompt so I hope you all like it. As per usual you can find Tim's work here. Prompt: Soldier of love Word Limit: 250 words This was terrible, the fields were peppered with bodies and the wildflowers dyed red with blood. Grey clouds blotted out the … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Soldier of love

Saturday Word of the Day: Kyoodle

*Kyoodle: to bark or yelp noisily or foolishly; yap. “What is that racket?” Dominic’s eyes were heavy with sleep, his hair mussed as he staggered into the hallway. “Tis just the dogs,” Elena hummed from the kitchen, ever the early riser. “Well, can’t you make them shut up?” Irene wailed as she exited her room, … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Kyoodle

Tales from the Wasteland: Behind the walls

A/N: This'll be the last Tale from the Wasteland, next month will just be Wednesday Prompt Smash and Saturday Word of the Day posts. Running a business wasn’t easy, especially not in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. For one stock was a nightmare to get, scavengers and hunters would bring in all sorts of odds and ends … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Behind the walls

Tales from the Wasteland: Top Secret

It had been a long day working at the outpost, what with wasting a load of ammunition on a giant slug. The major had made a big show of shouting at everyone, but honestly, there hadn’t been any other options open to them. Johnny was on night patrol, not that there was much to watch … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Top Secret

Wednesday Prompt Smash: War in Heaven

A/N: Sorry if my writing is a little incoherent this week and for this being much shorter than the word limit, I currently have a cold but am committed to getting out my regular posts. Check out Tim’s work here. Prompt: War in heaven Word Limit: 200 words It was chaos, the gardens were on … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: War in Heaven

Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie

*Prima facie: plain or clear; self-evident; obvious. It was going to be a long day, Judy could tell as soon as she entered the office. Bruce and Colleen were locked in an argument over some trivial thing, though it was prima facie they just wanted an excuse to be mad at each other. Yes, it … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie