EXERCISE 5 Word Challenge #23

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Fluffy, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Vocabulary Challenge Brought to you by: October Knight and Fluffy; Partners in Crime
    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:
    • Nelipot (N) - a person who walks without shoes
    • Petrichor (N) - the smell of rain on the ground
    • Ginglyform (ADJ) - hinge shaped
    • Knismesis (V) - a light tickling
    • Doppelganger (N) - someone resembling a person
     
  2. With nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon, Elizabeth chose to take a walk into the garden. Maybe there she'd find something that could keep her occupied until she was relaxed enough to hit the bed and call it a night. She lifted her purse from the ground with a ginglynoid movement of the elbow and dropped it simply over her shoulder. A hat was plopped on her head with a flick of the wrist and she headed for the door.


    A light breeze blew, lifting her hair and causing a knismesis against her neck and cheek as she arrived at the garden. Petrichor overtakes Elizabeth's senses as she walks through the garden. On the sidewalks it had been harder to notice due to the smells of the city. Here, though, the calming scent was clear to her nose and it was so strong that stress slowly melted from the tight muscles in her shoulders.


    As Elizabeth found her way to a bench, a grin reached her lips. Slightly off to the left she noticed a little nelipot prance through the grass. The woman watched as the girl got her feet muddy from the recent rain. Still, the girl enjoyed her play and Elizabeth remembered herself as a child, then. It was like the little girl was a doppelganger of herself. She missed those days of carefree whims and immediate gratifications.


    A sigh escaped her throat as Elizabeth lost her smile and looked to her hands instead of the little girl at play. Those days were long gone for her now. Perhaps, in the future, they would come back. Thanks to the little girl in the garden, Elizabeth had an epiphany and set a goal for herself that would shape her distant future in ways she would once have imagined highly unlikely.