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 – Diminution – ‘Slipping Away’

Good evening/morning! Today's word of the day is diminution, the act, process, or an instance of becoming gradually less (as in size or importance). I've been writing on and off these last few days, but haven't gotten anything worth sharing really. I realize it's been a few days since I've posted so I'm going to go… Continue reading Word of the Day – Diminution – ‘Slipping Away’

Word of the Day – Edacious – “Feed Us”

Back on track! Today's word of the day is edacious, an adjective meaning to have a huge appetite, or being excessively eager. "Feed Us" I am called ravenous, Lazy, but utterly ravenous. Nothing fills me, I am deep Without depth, simple little pleasures Become simple little snacks, meaninglessness Fills me briefly before I must feed… Continue reading Word of the Day – Edacious – “Feed Us”

Word of the Day – Extramental – ‘Beyond Me’

So I looked at Merriam-Webster's word of the day was Sericeous, which means 'covered with fine silky hair' and I honestly couldn't think of anything. So instead I download a word of the day app on my phone and got Extramental, 'which means existing outside the mind' - something I could work with easily. I'll… Continue reading Word of the Day – Extramental – ‘Beyond Me’

Shadow of May – Day Thirty-One – ‘Circumspection’

So with this Shadow of May is finished, though a day late. I haven't found anything for June in either poetry challenges or tarot challenges, so I might take the month off as I've got to finish up my sister's book and begin learning Blender to help a friend out on a game she's developing.… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Thirty-One – ‘Circumspection’

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-Six – ‘Oh Night’

Okay, so I'm trying to power through these and get caught up. I've finished day Twenty-six of Shadow of May which asked: What is my direction in life? What is my purpose? Yesterday and today's are just notes sitting on my desk right now - hopefully not for long.   'Oh Night' Tell me what… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Six – ‘Oh Night’

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-Four – ‘Cold Lemonade’

Lately I've been feeling out of it with my writing. It happens from time to time. I just haven't been enjoying the tone that I've developed over the last few weeks, maybe it's because I haven't written this regularly in a long time and it's spreading me thin. I like to think I get better… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Four – ‘Cold Lemonade’

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’