Word of the Day – Schadenfreude – ‘Bad House-Mate’

Today's word of the day is schadenfreude, a German word that's slowly being adopted into English. A schadenfreude is a person who enjoys the troubles others face. It's like malicious joy. Schaden is the German word for harm or damage, and freude the word for pleasure.   'Bad House-Mate' It wasn't that you refused to… Continue reading Word of the Day – Schadenfreude – ‘Bad House-Mate’

Word of the Day – Crucible – ‘Slam Your Door’

Today's word of the day is crucible, or a sever test. I had a little trouble naming this one, I considered naming it 'Test of Time and Love' but it didn't feel quite right... I might write a poem with that title, but I feel like it would be a little lighter or maybe upbeat.… Continue reading Word of the Day – Crucible – ‘Slam Your Door’

Word of the Day – Parataxis – ‘Going Home’

To be honest, I didn't know there was a word for this, and yet it's one of my favorite things to do. Today's word of the day is Parataxis, which is the placing of clauses or phrases one after another, without words to indicate coordination or subordination, as in "Tell me, how are you?" 'Going… Continue reading Word of the Day – Parataxis – ‘Going Home’

Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Seven – ‘Bad Luck’

Late, but not by much! I'm feeling slightly more alive than yesterday and so I'm taking this chance to catch up on the Shadow of May challenge. Yesterday, day twenty-seven, prompted: How do I feel about my accomplishments? 'Bad Luck' I don't mean to brag, but I’ve got hands on experience With bad luck. I… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Seven – ‘Bad Luck’

Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Five – ‘A Light Haunting’

Many apologies - I have been ill the past few days. Still going too, but at least I'm a little livelier than before. There's probably going to be a number of mistakes and typos, but I can check those out later. The twenty-fifth Shadow of May question was: What three things do I most value? 'A… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Five – ‘A Light Haunting’

Shadow of May – Day Twenty-One – ‘Gently Now’

Whoops! Looks like I spoke to soon last time I posted. Got hit working a tournament at work - work day changed to 7am until closing at around 12am. Only had to do it two days though, and yesterday I got off early - but then I fell asleep until just a few hours ago.… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Twenty-One – ‘Gently Now’

Shadow of May – Day Six – ‘Terribly Lucky”

Sorry this is so late! The last two days I've been working 15 hour shifts, which means when I got home I barely had the energy to draw any cards, let alone write. Today there should be three pieces from me, though I may only get two done if I'm being honest with myself.. On… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Six – ‘Terribly Lucky”

Shadow of May – Day Three – ‘They Told Me’

The school semester is almost over and work has been a little crazy, but I still managed to get today's piece done! Today's Shadow of May questions were: How do I treat others? How do I treat myself?   'They Told Me' Home is where the heart is They will tell you But what if… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Three – ‘They Told Me’

NaPoWriMo – Day Twenty-Seven – ‘Dreaming of Silence’

Today's prompt was to do a poem on taste! I chose silence because... why not? Also I must apologize - Yesterday was full of unexpected surprises at work. By the time I got home at 1am I was dead tired and just went to sleep. 'Dreaming of Silence' A long night spent painfully quiet, A… Continue reading NaPoWriMo – Day Twenty-Seven – ‘Dreaming of Silence’

NaPoWriMo – Day Twenty-Five – ‘The Closet’

Today's NaPoWriMo prompt was to explore a small, defined space. This was fun to write. 'The Closet' There are a few hundred mysteries to behold Some hanging, some laying, some folded Between all these cloths bought half-old In that little closet of mine standing swollen. There are shoes, semi-worn stuffed in nooks Four shirts well… Continue reading NaPoWriMo – Day Twenty-Five – ‘The Closet’