Saturday Word of the Day: Jockey

*Jockey: to manipulate cleverly or trickily. “Cynthia, perfect, just the person I wanted to see!” “What is it now, Nigel?” “I need your help, more precisely I need your specific set of skills.” “I don’t do that kind of stuff anymore, Nigel.” “Pish-posh, I promise it’s nothing so vulgar as whatever you think it is,” … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Jockey

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: Unlikely Friendship

Prompt: Unlikely Friendship Word Limit: 150 words “Oh my gosh! Everyone you have got to see this!” “What is it?” “Is that a hippopotamus?” “Yes it is, and look riding on its back is a puppy!” “Oh my god, why is the puppy on its back? How do we save the puppy?” “I think they’re … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Unlikely Friendship

Saturday Word of the Day: Anthophobia

*Anthophobia: an abnormal fear of flowers. “What are those doing here? Get them out of here immediately!” “Yes, right away ma’am!” “My lord, I’m surrounded by idiots! Don’t you people know that Darvians have no greenery on their planet, ever since the delegation came to Earth it’s become clear they have acute anthophobia!” -END-

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Silly Name

A/N: Please excuse today's prompt smash being entirely dialogue, I've had a busy morning. Also my apologies for missing the Saturday Word of the Day. Prompt: What a silly name Word Limit: 188 words “So, now that you’ve got this new puppy what are you going to name it?” “You know, I hadn’t given it … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Silly Name

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: 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: Amour-Propre

A/N: Just a quick piece today as I'm very tired; I spent the whole day volunteering in the Friar's Folly Tavern at the Abbey Medieval Festival. *Amour-propre: self-esteem; self-respect “Come on love show us a trick then!” “No, I don’t think I’ll be doing that thank you very much!” “Aww, don’t be shy love we … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Amour-Propre