Saturday Word of the Day: Shrievalty

*Shrievalty: the office, term, or jurisdiction of a sheriff. "If I was you, George, I'd leave this all behind. Give up the shrievalty and leave for somewhere where nobody knew me." Katie's husky voice carried from the bathroom as George tightened his belt. "If you were me, Katie, you'd never have accepted it. And you … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Shrievalty

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Saturday Word of the Day: Waggish

A/N: Before I begin this Saturday Word of the day post, I just wanted to say I'm very excited today as my story 'Dealt in Sin' is in the Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology: Beginnings which has officially launched today! You can find it on Amazon here. *Waggish: roguish in merriment and good humour; jocular; like … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Waggish

Saturday Word of the Day: Conurbation

*Conurbation: an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns so that they coalesce but usually retain their separate identities. "Hey, do you think Darwin counts as a conurbation? You know with Palmerston and stuff?" "I have no idea, I'd need an example of a conurbation to compare." "Oh, ok." -END- … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Conurbation

Saturday Word of the Day: Necropolis

A/N: I really wanted to write more for this today but it's been a stressful day as my dog has had some problems eating. So, yeah, unfortunately, this piece ends a little abruptly. *Necropolis: a cemetery, especially one of large size and usually of an ancient city. “Artemisia, where are you going?” “We’re not supposed … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Necropolis

Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

*single-hearted: sincere and undivided in feeling or spirit; dedicated; not reflecting in mixed emotions. Everything Eliza did, she did single-heartedly and gave her full one hundred percent. To her all things could be viewed in black and white, there was no reason to be divided or conflicted in her emotions. Except lately Damian had been … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

*Postern: a back door or gate Servants were supposed to enter through the postern, but Mary didn’t like rules. And besides the front door was often unminded if you knew when the head butler was taking his lunch, so it wasn’t like anyone could scold her. “We’re supposed to use the postern, Mary. We’ll get … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

Saturday Word of the Day: Diapason

*Diapason: a full, rich outpouring of melodious sound. Eliza’s first memory was the loud, booming voices of her parents arguing. That’s how her memory process worked, by focusing on sounds. Her first time with a boy was a cacophony of heavy metal blasting through speakers. And her first time with a girl was smooth, baritone … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Diapason

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