Saturday Word of the Day: Unicorn

*Unicorn: a person or thing that is rare and highly valued, or is a hypothetical ideal. “So, Chad, what are you looking for in your ideal match?” “Uh, well someone with similar interests I guess.” Chad scratches the back of his head as he answers, he’s not really sure how this is all supposed to … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Unicorn

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: Woes

Prompt: Woes of a children’s music group Word Limit: 250 words “They’re rushing the stage!” “Everybody get back, get back!” “They’re biting me!” “AHHH!” Gordon woke with a start, his lungs burning from yelling and his eyes blown wide. There was no chance he was getting back to sleep tonight. The bedroom was quiet, he’d … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Woes

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

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Festive Drinks

A/N: I might not get the Saturday Word of the Day up this week (22nd) so just in case I don't I wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays! As always you can find Tim's writing here. Prompt: A Christmas elf goes out for festive drinks with his cousin, a leprechaun Word Limit: 240 words Jack … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Festive Drinks

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

Wednesday Prompt Smash: High Rise

Prompt: High Rise Word Limit: 200 words Mars was changing, had been changing for the past fifty years. Kit was tired of change, why did everything have to change? The scuff of red soil left notable stains on Kit’s shoes but he didn’t mind, out on the outskirts was the last part of Mars City … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: High Rise

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

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

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