Saturday Word of the Day: Snowbird

*Snowbird: a person who vacations in or moves to a warmer climate during cold weather. Danny was a snowbird, or at least he wanted to be. Every winter he’d pack up his bags, hop into his old car and drive to the airport. He didn’t always make it anywhere warm, but he tried. There was … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Snowbird

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Saturday Word of the Day: Inculpate

A/N: So things have been hectic and I've missed doing the Saturday Word of the Day quite a bit recently, sorry for that. Hopefully, things will settle down soon and I'll be able to get back to my regular posting habits. *Inculpate: to involve in a charge; incriminate. Ronnie's plan was very simple. Step one … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Inculpate

Saturday Word of the Day: Sashay

*Sashay: to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly. Everything came easily to Belinda, or at least it appeared to. There was a way about her, a light to her actions. Everyone loved to watch her sashay through the room. No one expected her to be murdered, and certainly not so savagely. There was no … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Sashay

Saturday Word of the Day: Iceblink

*Iceblink: a yellowish luminosity near the horizon or on the underside of a cloud, caused by the reflection of light from sea ice. Lily’s eyes swept across the sky, tracing the iceblink. There was a subtle beauty in how peaceful it all seemed, in how the sky seemed unfazed by the new world. “Brr,” a … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Iceblink

Saturday Word of the Day: Gussy

*Gussy: to enhance the attractiveness of in a gimmicky, showy manner. “Paula, honestly can’t you gussy yourself up a bit?” Marianne fussed over her youngest daughter, whose hair was in a loose mess and dress bore the marks of gardening. “Mum, stop it. It’s fine, I’m thirteen not eighteen. Nobody is going to be looking … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Gussy

Saturday Word of the Day: Supplicate

*Supplicate: to pray humbly; to entreat or petition humbly. “Dear Goddess, I supplicate to you. Please help Anar pass through the trials unscathed; please guide him swift and true.” “Dear Goddess, I beg of you to end that wretched boy. Bring all your wrath upon him in the trials, and tear him asunder.” “Oh Goddess, … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Supplicate

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

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