“Nebulous nebulous nebulously fabulous nebulous!” Joel proclaimed waving an empty whiskey glass at the TV. They were watching something about quantum somethings. It was the only thing on that wasn’t reality TV or in French. Normally he could sit and read or watch things about quantum things for hours, he had a feeling he might know quite a lot about it actually, , but right now he couldn’t figure out what the word after quantum was supposed to be or what it might actually mean.
“There isn’t a nebulous” Sara turned her petite oval head towards him, tucking her feet under her bum as she did so. “I think you’ve had enough don’t you?” Joel was pouring more Jack’s into his glass and managing to splash a good deal on the white duvet.
I keep a small notebook with me at all times so that when I hit inspiration I can remember it. This page contains words I find intriguing Have to admit I’m a word nerd to the point that I use words to create stories. You can check some out on my Alphabet Soup page. All definitions are from Merriam Webster. Feel free to use anything from this list as inspiration for your own work! If you do please include a link back to this post and share here what you created. I would love to see what great stuff comes from sharing my word obsession!
– Ululation: form of ululate; to howl or wail
– Antediluvian: very old or old-fashioned
– Apostasy: reunification of a religious faith; abandonment of a previous loyalty
This story was written for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Dialogue. It was inspired by a friends use of the word vitriol in a facebook post, which I considered elevating my facebook feed considerably. I also hate grocery shopping, so there you go.
V is for Vitriol
Vitriol defined by Merriam Webster: something felt to resemble vitriol especially in caustic quality; especially : virulence of feeling or of speech
“We can’t carry the eggs”
“Exactly, fragile. They won’t make it five flights.”
Rick shot a glare at Meg and put the eggs back.
“You wanted vaulted ceilings” he muttered.
Please be aware there’s a lot of cussing in this story. If that’s not your thing this is not the story for you.
S is for Sardonic (aka the Nudist Rock Band Story)
Sardonic as defined by Merriam Webster: disdainfully or skeptically humorous : derisively mocking
So there she was by the Damen Blue Line stop, standing under her Louis Vuitton umbrella, in the rain, waiting for a cab. Melrose decided to join her cokehead brother’s nudist rock band. He said she had great tits. A cab went by without stopping and splashed her Jimmy Choo’s. Ruination. It was the end of a not good day.
Definition of prurient:“marked by or arousing an immoderate or unwholesome interest or desire; especially: marked by, arousing, or appealing to sexual desire” – Merriam Webster
Adeen and the Lion
The feather was white with some dark markings near the tip. It was about a foot long. Adeen had almost stepped on it. A glint of sun from the skylights 20 or so feet above brought it to her attention.
It blazed white against the dull sandy tones of too crushed gravel. The gravel was supposed to mimic the savannah, to immerse you in the world of the lions, hyenas, and giraffes of the African enclosure. Instead it marked their plight more poignantly then the signs with scarcity warnings and the long winded history of the hunting of elephants by the wizened guide.
The feather was white and the ground was sand. There were no birds here.