EXERCISE 5 Word Challenge #35

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by October Knight, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. 5 Word 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:

    • Bedlam (n.) -A scene of madness or confusion.
    • Blazon (v.) - To make widely or generally known.
    • Circumspect (adj.) - Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
    • Dendroid (adj.) - Like a tree.
    • Jocose (adj.) - Done or made in jest
     

  2. Gripping the hand of the man next to her, she tried to catch her breath in the relative safety of their present location. The copse of trees offered some reprieve from the [rainbow]bedlam[/rainbow] that they had just escaped but she did not yet know if they were safe. The shouts faded, indicating that they were moving away from her hiding spot. Quickly, she emerged from hiding with the hand of her companion clutched tightly in her own. She was practically dragging him along but he did not seem to mind. The sound of them running was loud, they broke sticks and rustled leaves beneath their feet as well as disturbing birds who squawked loudly at the pair.

    Their destination was close at hand, but they froze in place before reaching it. The intent had been to hide in a small shack, [rainbow]dendroid[/rainbow] in appearance from careful attempts to disguise it from [rainbow]circumspect[/rainbow] eyes, until the coast was clear. The problem with the situation, of course, was that the hideout had clearly been discovered. The look of shock on both of their faces mirrored how they felt, mixed with some indignation and a touch of fear. All of their work as hiding this place from outside glances had failed and now, they had nowhere to go. [rainbow]Blazoned[/rainbow] on the entrance to the shack were letters written in bright red paint, warning that the rebels who had resided there were wanted by the crown.

    Glancing to her companion, the woman backed away slowly. The life that they had led before their discovery seemed a world away now that their home had been defiled. It was as though the person that she had been, the moments that she had shared there, were part of a different person now. She felt oddly as though she had been severed from the old self and was beginning anew from this moment. Those precious stolen moments where her life had seemed to make sense, those wistful conversations, and even [rainbow]jocose[/rainbow] promises of eternity... they were gone. She cast a sidelong glance to her partner and he returned her gaze, though she could see through his expression of false bravado straight to his fear, which was the same as her own.

    Taking his hand into hers again, she cast a final glance at the shack before fleeing into the woods once more.