EXERCISE 5 Word Challenge #25

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by October Knight, Dec 9, 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:
    • Deponent (adj.) - Laying down.
    • Fallow (n) - Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest.
    • Grantor (n.) - The maker of a deed.
    • Juxtapose (v.) - To place close together.
    • Luminescence (n.) - Showing increase.
     
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Read it with a southern accent in mind :D
    2. I think I'm off on some of the words >.<
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    There he was deponent on the ground. The soft spring breeze brushed gently over Jake’s cheek. Fireflies danced through the air, their luminescence was brilliant. No greater joy could be found then layin’ lazily on the side of a lush green hill watchin’ nature’s grand display. All worries disappear when surrounded by the serenity of nature.


    His pa was fortunate enough to be given land by a grantor. They had come from basically nothing ,and his ma was never happy in their old place. There wasn’t enough room for their family and another baby was on the way. The whole family was excited, but his pa felt the stress of trying to fit in another person in their shack.


    It wasn’t until his pa went into town one day and saw an advertisement for some work. Some city man by the name of Mr. Decker was tryin’ to be a farmer had bought acres of fallow land just outside of town and needed to learn how to manage it. Jake was surprised that his pa took the job because he never enjoyed being around new people, especially when he had to teach ‘em something.


    His pa was gone all day and when he did come back he told a funny story about how Mr. Decker couldn’t even juxtapose the mule’s to pull the plow. The biggest surprise was yet to come. His pa put a piece of paper on the table. Jake leaned over to read it and looked around at his family wide eyed. Turns out Mr. Decker didn’t think workin’ a farm would be that hard, and he gave the deed to Jake’s pa.


    A whole day of workin’ left Jake utterly exhausted. That’s why he ended up there, layin’ on the ground, feelin’ the cool breeze of spring, watchin’ the fireflies, and lettin’ the worries slip away.
     
  3. Running this place was going to be hard. The deponent horse was exhausted from a hard days labor, and it was only noon. Maybe this much land was too much for just one horse? It was going to have to be managed in sections at certain times per day, and he'd have to get the seeds planted soon and fix the sprinklers to get the water to the seeds. He sighed loudly as he remembered all the work the land was going to need. Giving one last look around the fallow he turned and went inside to prepare for the other work he needed to get done.

    When he'd gone to the grantor apply for the deed, he had told Rasmuth that taking care of a farm was going to be a lot of work. Of course Rasmuth thought he could take care of the land he'd claimed. Then there was the bank asshole "If your financial standing bears no luminescence at the end of the next year and a half, I'm going to take that land and everything else you own." 'Luminescence' was he even using the word right? Psh what ever, he'd raise the best crop ever and grind the grains right in his face.

    These were his driving thoughts as Rasmuth clomped back out of his storehouse with the bag of some seed in his hand. Looking at the label, Rasmuth remembered that it was corn. Corn was cool. Rasmuth took small handfuls at a time, juxtaposing them along the designated areas in the churned earth and covered them up. It was going to take him a couple hours, but it would be worth it to rub it that banker's face. Luminescence all up in this bitch.