Saturday Word of the Day: Iceblink

*Iceblink: a yellowish luminosity near the horizon or on the underside of a cloud, caused by the reflection of light from sea ice. Lily’s eyes swept across the sky, tracing the iceblink. There was a subtle beauty in how peaceful it all seemed, in how the sky seemed unfazed by the new world. “Brr,” a … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Iceblink

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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: Waggish

A/N: Before I begin this Saturday Word of the day post, I just wanted to say I'm very excited today as my story 'Dealt in Sin' is in the Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology: Beginnings which has officially launched today! You can find it on Amazon here. *Waggish: roguish in merriment and good humour; jocular; like … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Waggish

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: Necropolis

A/N: I really wanted to write more for this today but it's been a stressful day as my dog has had some problems eating. So, yeah, unfortunately, this piece ends a little abruptly. *Necropolis: a cemetery, especially one of large size and usually of an ancient city. “Artemisia, where are you going?” “We’re not supposed … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Necropolis

Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

*single-hearted: sincere and undivided in feeling or spirit; dedicated; not reflecting in mixed emotions. Everything Eliza did, she did single-heartedly and gave her full one hundred percent. To her all things could be viewed in black and white, there was no reason to be divided or conflicted in her emotions. Except lately Damian had been … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Single-hearted

Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

*Postern: a back door or gate Servants were supposed to enter through the postern, but Mary didn’t like rules. And besides the front door was often unminded if you knew when the head butler was taking his lunch, so it wasn’t like anyone could scold her. “We’re supposed to use the postern, Mary. We’ll get … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Postern

Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

*Caboshed: shown facing forward without a neck, as an animal in heraldry. Varys was never sure what to make of his family heraldry, the large emblazoned shields that adorned every wall within his home. It was a rather garish depiction of a ram’s head caboshed, surrounded by swords and thorns. Of course, everyone in the … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Caboshed

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