Ciara Knight has a new book this week, Love’s Long Shadow. Congratulations, Ciara! She’s a very gracious, generous, and beautiful person, so visit her site and say way to go, Ciara.
Fellow science fiction writer and astronomy master, M. Pax, has a book coming out on Tuesday - Semper Audacia. She has several short story eBooks available (all excellent, by the way) and this will be her first novel. Congratulations, Mary!!! Visit the Wistful Nebulae for more information and to congratulate her.
Platform Building Campaign’s first challenge, but I managed to come up with something for the second one. May it amuse you…
Must use the words miasma, lacuna, oscitate, and synchronicity. Bonus for using the word mirror, Imago in the title, and hitting two hundred words exactly. (I managed to do it all!)
“Miasma. M-I-A-S-M-A. Miasma.”
I glanced at the TV screen. Earlier, the sportscaster had dubbed these spelling bee kids ‘twitching little freaks.’ So far, I had to agree.
“The word is lacuna.”
That’s an easy word, I thought, returning to my report. I tapped at the keyboard, determined to finish tonight.
After a few minutes, I leaned away from my laptop. Reaching for a drink, my gaze returned to the TV screen.
“Oscitate. Can you use it in a sentence, please?”
That’s the key, isn’t it? Finding the word for a sentence that mirrors our intent.
Setting my drink on the coffee table, I continued with the report. I typed the final word and saved the document. Scrolling back to the first page, I read through my work. The content appeared solid and the report flowed well.
However, a red line appeared under at least one word in every sentence. I ran Spellcheck, allowing the program to correct my mistakes. Many were the result of typing too fast. It was the words I’d slaughtered out of ignorance that bothered me. Where the heck did I learn to spell, anyway?
Annoyed, I glanced at the screen.
“Synchronicity. S-Y-N-C-H-R-O-N-I-C-I-T-Y. Synchronicity.”
Twitching little freaks.
What do you think? Clever? Dumb? Cheating? I think can live with that last one…
Any other exciting news this week?
Oh, and DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude is posting the answers today to his "You Sure Do Talk Funny" challenge. Go see if you guessed which one was mine!