Saturday Word of the Day: Carte blanche

*Carte blanche: unconditional authority; full discretionary power. Velo had been given carte blanche over the trial, there was no jury. Mella's life laid in his hands, actions would be taken on his opinion of events. There was a lot to consider, contradicting accounts and information to examine, but yet none of that really mattered. All … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Carte blanche

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Crisis Device

Prompt: The Crisis Device Word Limit: 150 Words This was not something she should be getting upset over, it wasn’t some terrible bad thing… And yet at the same time, it was a catalyst. Monica knew she shouldn’t be crying, that it was irrational, but still she couldn’t help it. One by one tears dribbled … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Crisis Device

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Jackpot

Prompt: Jackpot Word Limit: 200 words “5, 16, 48, 30, 2” “YESS!!!!” Jessie’s yell could be heard all the way down the street, George would even be willing to bet it could be heard the next street over. “YESS!” She was jumping up and down on the sofa in front of the TV, screaming at … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Jackpot

Saturday Word of the Day: Brontide

*Brontide: a rumbling noise heard occasionally in some parts of the world, probably caused by seismic activity. There's a thundering noise, although the sky is clear, and a panicked look forms on Argus' face. "We should move," giving no explanation Argus begins walking off. "Wait, where are you going?" Joy yells out after him. "I'm … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Brontide

Saturday Word of the Day: Truthiness

*Truthiness: the quality of seeming to be true according to one’s intuition, opinion, or perception without regard to logic, factual evidence, or the like. “This whole campaign seems to lack truthiness, it reeks of dishonesty and backdoor deals!” Clarice slammed a campaign pamphlet on the table. “Why? I mean who thinks this is a good … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Truthiness

Saturday Word of the Day: Panchreston

A/N: So today’s word is a bit of a doozy. *Panchreston: a proposed explanation intended to address a complex problem by trying to account for all possible contingencies but typically proving to be too broadly conceived and therefore oversimplified to be of any practical use. There are many terms and words within the English language … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Panchreston

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The war is over

Prompt: The war is over Word Limit: 100 words My blade slices through neck after neck as the roar of gunfire resounds across the battlefield. One enemy after another, they fall. I continue on even as the sounds of gunfire fade away. “ROSS, ROSS! STOP, STOP!” As my blade buries itself into the next enemy’s … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The war is over

Saturday Word of the Day: Carking

A/N: Minor use of profanity in today’s piece. *Carking: distressful. Eloise was trying not to lose her cool in this carking situation. She was trying and failing. “Oh my god, oh my god, what do we do?” Linda’s panic was becoming contagious as the minutes ticked by. “I don’t know, alright just try to stay … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Carking

Saturday Word of the Day: Krummholz

*Krummholz: a forest of stunted trees near the timber line on a mountain. “What is that?” Cassidy pointed to a rather scraggly area of trees looming in the distance. “That would be the krummholz, we’ll be passing through there on our hike tomorrow,” Jonah responded. “Oh, cool. Not creepy at all.” Laura whispered under her … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Krummholz

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Yak Farmer

A/N: I missed doing my LIVE session on Facebook today due to some technical issues. However, I am not missing posting the prompt smash for this week. Prompt: Yak Farmer Word Limit: 100 words Wilson had only ever wanted a few things in his life. A comfortable home, a warm and loving family, a good book … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Yak Farmer