EXERCISE 5 Word Challenge #11

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by October Knight, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Vocabulary Challenge
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    This challenge is to help strengthen your vocabulary. You'll learn new words and how to use them in roleplay posts, stories, poems, etc!

    Instructions:
    1. Aim for a minimum of 1-3 paragraphs. If you'd like to write more than that, then go for it!
    2. Make sure you use each word in your post. Be as creative as you'd like.
    3. Style the writing like you would for a story. It can be describing a setting, or written from the perspective of a character. Whatever you feel would work the best.
    4. Have fun with this, of course!


    The Words:

    • Aperture (n.) Hole.
    • Apposite (adj.) Appropriate.
    • Perturb (v.) To disturb greatly.
    • Raillery (n.) Good-humored satire.
    • Transalpine (adj.) Situated on the other side of the Alps.
     
  2. For years Hugo had been reading stories of great adventures, filled with quick witted heroes, blushing maidens, and evil villains. The stories filled him with hope and wonder of the world around him, and he wished that he would one day get to go on an adventure of his own. And then, one day, that adventure came.

    His mother had gotten extremely sick, and he had to cross the Alps to get to the nearest doctor. None of the stories had a transalpine adventure; his would be the first. He picked out the most apposite clothing for the journey, and walked out of the cabin, eager to be on his adventure. For hours he trudged through the snow, happy to finally be out of the cabin that he had known all his life. And slowly, the eagerness that had carried him through those first hours started to dwindle. In the back of his mind, he knew there would be no raillery on his adventure, and he knew that time was the only villain in this case. It perturbed him that the stories would so blatantly lie to him, filling him with false hope that the world was glorious and full of excitement. This realization caused an ever widening aperture of despair in his heart; he would never be able to read those stories the same way again.