That is uptown-moley! I am over the moon with excitement. What a drag. There she goes, running around like a chicken with its head cut off. No, I haven’t lost my mind… I am just writing a few examples of colloquial language. Words and phrases you would use in an informal setting or writing. Not a formal form of English.
Ok, now that that is taken care of… sorry, best I could do for the word colloquial. I am sitting here trying to stay awake long enough to read another day of posts and get one more prompt taken care of. I have gained a little ground this weekend. I would LOVE to say I was actually writing for the month of August soon, but I am not putting any timetable on things.
As we start a new month and week, I hope you all find yourself in a good place. Things are kind of up in the air here, but I am making it through day by day or even minute by minute if need be. We are helping out a family member with a place to stay and it is not all sunshine and roses. I must be off to read more… sending out positive thoughts and lots of …
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – colloquial
I tried to think of a story to write… it came out like Sleeping Beauty. I tried to write a poem. It just sounded lame. I am having a rough night fighting my depression and no words seem right. I am not really thinking clearly. So I struggle with what to write and senseless babbling seems to be the winner again.
I never had the teachers who would wrap you knuckles with a ruler. I have never met the ruler of any nation. I occasionally use a ruler to draw a straight line though. And that is about all I can say about rulers.
I hope you all don’t mind such a short post. I have my first pool therapy in the morning, so I need to get some sleep. Maybe words of wisdom will hit me tomorrow. I can only hope!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ruler
She went towards the mailbox and saw the letter sticking out of the flap. She gathered all the mail and took it inside. The large envelope held her attention and she opened it up. The letter read like an unabridged dictionary. Words way beyond her vocabulary, and there was three pages of them. This verbose collection of phrases broken down into simple terms was just a statement for the drawing up of divorce papers… or the legal termination of the union of marriage between plaintiff and respondent. Why can’t it just say this husband and wife are seeking a divorce?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – verbose
The deadline is fast approaching
And words escape me
But I keep trying
Scribbled on scraps of paper
Trying to trigger
The muses help
The clock ticks on
And my thoughts scatter
Then just when
The midnight hour
Starts creeping in
Words form from my pen
Onto the blank page
And my ideas come alive
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – deadline
I pledge allegiance
To the words
That fuel my passion
to write each day
and to the emotions
for which I’m known
With faithful muse
In literary wisdom
(My apologies …. All I could think of was the pledge of allegiance and I tried my best to adapt it to a writer’s pledge but it is now 3am and I have not slept well the last few days. I feel like my brain is a dried up sponge. LOL)
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – allegiance
If every thought
Were carefully weighed
To avoid hurt and conflict
Before the words spewed out
We would be a more cerebral race
Capable of living in peace and harmony
But I see we left our brains in the off position
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cerebral