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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Saturday Word of the Day: Amour-Propre

A/N: Just a quick piece today as I'm very tired; I spent the whole day volunteering in the Friar's Folly Tavern at the Abbey Medieval Festival. *Amour-propre: self-esteem; self-respect “Come on love show us a trick then!” “No, I don’t think I’ll be doing that thank you very much!” “Aww, don’t be shy love we … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Amour-Propre

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: 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

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

Saturday Word of the Day: Omnifarious

A/N: I have no idea if I've used this word correctly. Also have kept this short as I'm running on phone data this weekend. *Omnifariois: of all forms, varieties, or kinds It's hard to choose a pet when you love an omnifarious range of pet store animals. There's the cute little kittens who seem playful … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Omnifarious

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: Feint

*Feint: a movement made in order to deceive an adversary. “You’ll never manage to defeat Orgmar in a fair battle,” “I know, but lucky for me I’m a master of the feint.” “So you say but I don’t think it’ll be so easy to deceive him, he has eyes on the back of his head … Continue reading Saturday Word of The Day: Feint

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