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

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Final Christmas

A/N: Sorry I missed posting on Saturday, I've had a very busy last few days with family visiting. I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays. Prompt: The Final Christmas Word Limit: 200 words A thick, heavy smog cloud loomed on the horizon as Veronica scurried home. Her arms were pressed firm, laden with presents, against … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Final Christmas

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

Gratitude

Yesterday I had the delight of receiving my copies of Beginnings – An Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology. It was an absolute thrill to open up the box and see all the books inside, knowing my short story was in there. The best thing Better than that feeling though, better than selling signed copies and getting … Continue reading Gratitude

Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie

*Prima facie: plain or clear; self-evident; obvious. It was going to be a long day, Judy could tell as soon as she entered the office. Bruce and Colleen were locked in an argument over some trivial thing, though it was prima facie they just wanted an excuse to be mad at each other. Yes, it … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Prima facie

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Lost in Time

A/N: Don't forget to check out Tim's writing. Prompt: Lost in Time Word Limit: 250 words “Where are we now?” Gribbald had been against time hopping from the day the invention was introduced, and that hadn’t changed now that his sister Lusha had forced him into partaking in a trial. “It says 2341,” There was … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Lost in Time

Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Bug War

A/N: Tried a different take for this one, if it's not obvious the story is from an Ant's perspective. Check out Tim's work here. Prompt: The Bug War Word Limit: 242 words Elena was scared, the raids had been going on for weeks now. The tunnel systems were being flooded, trapping workers. And food rations … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: The Bug War

Saturday Word of the Day: Stanchless

*Stanchless: Incessant: a stanchless torrent of words. Cindy had a habit of rambling when she was anxious, a habit that frankly, Richard didn’t care for. Her stanchless droning was ever so irksome and he considered it a mystery how he had lived with it for so long before moving out. The two siblings were as … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Stanchless

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

Saturday Word of the Day: Objurgate

A/N: This is a little late but Happy Lunar New Year everyone! To ring in the Year of the Dog, I thought I’d make today’s word of the day post dog related. *Objurgate: to reproach or denounce vehemently. Molly pulls at the leash, she swerves left and right. Her chubby body is actually full of … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Objurgate