Went to a baby shower a few weeks ago.
Don't worry this isn't about that.
We played a game, and I thought it would be a great JUWC challenge, but I am mixing it up a bit.
Below is a list of words. There is one word for every letter of the alphabet. Read through the DEFINITIONS first and see if a storyline jumps out at you.....then write a short story, scene, act, whateva...while using every single word. (Sometimes when I am having writer's block I will open the dictionary and find random words and just read the definitions for about thirty words, almost always a story starts to form in my head just from the definitions.)
Try to let the definitions be your guide and see where they take the imagination.
Write it on your blog and link it here....I will try and get mine started in the next day or two (since we are expecting rain,heh).
auric (OR-ik) — of, relating to, derived from, or containing gold
bumbledom (BUM-bel-dom) — 1. official pomposity and stupidity. 2. the dominion of an overbearing parish officer, the arrogance of parish authorities, the conceit of parish dignity
chimera (ki-MIR-ah) — 1. an organism, organ, or part consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering; a substance, such as an antibody, created from the proteins or genes or two different species. 2. an individual who has received a transplant of genetically and immunologically different tissue. 3. a fanciful mental illusion or fabrication. 4. monstrous creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, which was made of the parts of multiple animals
cachinnation (kak-ah-NA-shen) — a loud, hard, convulsive laugh; a guffaw
doryphore (DOR-ee-phor) — one who draws attention to the minor errors made by others, esp. in a pestering manner; a pedantic gadfly
epicaricacy (EP-i-kar-ik-i-see) — taking pleasure in other's misfortune; schadenfreude
fuliginous (fyoo-LIJ-i-nous) — 1. sooty. 2. dark; dusky
Godspeed (GOD-speed) — success or good fortune
hobbledehoy (HOB-el-dee-hoi) — a gawky adolescent boy
incondite (in-KON-dit) — 1. poorly constructed. 2. lacking finish or refinement; crude
jejune (je-JOON) — not interesting, dull, empty; childish; lacking in nutrition
kerfuffle (ker-FUF-el) — a disorderly outburst or tumult
lethologica (lee-tho-LO-gi-ca) — 1. the inability to remember the right word. 2. a psychological disorder that inhibits an individual's ability to articulate thoughts by temporarily forgetting key words, phrases, or names in conversation
matutinal (mah-TOOT-en-el) — of, relating to, or occurring in the morning; early
nihilistic (ni-ah-LIS-tik) — 1. believing all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. 2. rejecting all distinctions in moral or religious value and repudiating all previous theories of morality or religious belief. 3. believing that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement. 4. having the delusion that the world or one's mind, body, or self does not exist
odious (OH-dee-es) — repugnant; hateful
pilgarlic (pil-GAR-lik) — a bald-headed man
quidnunc (KWID-nungk) — a busybody; a nosy person
rive (RIVE) — 1. to rend or tear apart. 2. to break into pieces; cleave or split asunder. 3. to break or distress (the spirit, for example).
scree (SKREE) — 1. loose rock debris covering a slope. 2. a slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff
tramontane (trah-MON-tane) — 1. a person who lives beyond the mountains. 2. A foreigner; a stranger. 3. A cold north wind in Italy
usurp (yoo-SURP) — 1. to seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force and without legal authority. 2. to take over or occupy without right
virago (vi-RA-go) — A loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman
willow (WIL-oh) — any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Salix, having usually narrow leaves, unisexual flowers borne in catkins, and strong lightweight wood; the wood of any of these trees
xanthippe (zan-THIP-ee) — 1. the wife of Socrates: the prototype of the quarrelsome, scolding wife. 2. a shrewish, nagging wife.
yesternight (YES-ter-nite) — last night
zephyr (ZEF-er) — the west wind; a gentle breeze; something that is airy or insubstantial