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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Tales from the Wasteland: Information is Power

There are only so many ways to make a living after the apocalypse, and most of them aren’t exactly suitable for a middle-aged woman who’s spent her life working behind a desk. So Allie found herself getting inventive, she didn’t want to go back to working in customer service and pandering to people. To avoid … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Information is Power

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

I Volunteer… But Not As Tribute

Sorry for The Hunger Games wordplay in the title, I’ve been reading a lot of discussions on the series lately so it immediately came to mind. But, today’s blog post is not about The Hunger Games it is about volunteering – specifically the volunteering I’ve done this month for the Abbey Museum’s Medieval Festival. A … Continue reading I Volunteer… But Not As Tribute

Tales from the Wasteland: Treasure and Stuff

This was not turning out to be a good day for Rod and his crew, they’d been trekking across the wasteland for five days now and had hardly anything to show for it. They had enough supplies for a few more days travel but they’d need to turn back soon or they’d never make it … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Treasure and Stuff

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Prayer for a quick death

Prompt: Prayer for a quick death Word Limit: 75 words Gunshots could be heard in the distance, smoke smelled on the wind. It was chaos, but worst of all was that the screaming had stopped. At least when the screaming could be heard there was some way to gauge how far away the enemy was. … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Prayer for a quick death

Saturday Word of the Day: Plantigrade

*Plantigrade: walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears. Echo found it strange that the Narripsans didn’t walk plantigrade, as she did. Yet they had designed her to walk as such and yet also created her in their image. When she encountered her first human she was delighted by the fact … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Plantigrade

Tales from the Wasteland: Big Game Hunting

A/N: So for those following my FB page you may have noticed the last few months I've been doing Thursday Character Insights. To expand on that, in anticipation of getting Customerpocalypse released as an e-book I'll be putting up short story spin-offs for the characters of Customerpocalypse every Thursday of this month. Without further ado, I bring … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Big Game Hunting

Saturday Word of the Day: Armamentarium

A/N: Just a very short piece today for a very long word. *Armamentarium: the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one’s duties. Surely there is no better armamentarium for teaching the next generation than a library, with books on every topic to feed any craving for knowledge and books … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Armamentarium

Saturday Word of the Day: Backstairs

*Backstairs: secret, underhanded, or scandalous: backstairs gossip. “OH my gosh, can you believe what Delilah was up to?” “I know, I honestly expected so much more from her.” “Wait, what did she do?” “You hadn’t heard? Well, she was seen with a certain unsavoury_” “OH MY GOD STOP! Just stop, I won’t be part of … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Backstairs