EXERCISE 5 Word Challenge

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by October Knight, Jun 15, 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:

    • Abbot (N) - The superior of a community of monks.
    • Jabberrwocky (N) - Nonsensical story or speech.
    • Forejudge (V) - To judge of before hearing evidence.
    • Nit (N) - The egg of a louse or some other insect.
    • Reck (V) - To have a care or thought for.
     
  2. Yamamoto-sensei was the abbot of the Monks of the East. Shinichi was eager to learn is teachings and was listening intently to him. His speeches spoke to him in a way that no one could understand. Yamamoto-sensei inspired him with his words. It was the reason Shinichi spent the longest time meditating. He wanted to reach the state of enlightenment like Yamamoto-sensei had. Sometimes Shinichi caught Yamamoto meditating outside the temple grounds amongst the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms were home to nits and bees. Bees that polinated the flowers and made the cherry blossoms bloom in the most beautiful way. He had seen such a sight only twice before because while he meditated he often missed the blooming of the cherry blossoms. Yamamoto would sit amongst the cherry blossoms for hours just watching them and perhaps marveling at their beauty. It was to his understanding that the most beautiful of things were often destroyed by man. Shinichi found that statement to be a jabberrwocky of the truth. How could man want to destroy something that meant no harm to it? It seemed as though it would fit along the lines of madness.

    Shinichi himself would never destroy the cherry blossom trees that lived outside of his sanctum. However, Yamamoto sensei was right. He had forjudged the future about man and five days after he had said this, the government wanted to take over the Temple of the Eastern Monks. Yamamoto sensei resisted the government take over as liong as he could. Eventually there was nothing more that he could do and he had to give the place over. Shinichi had not yet heard of this and when he returned to his sanctum destroyed, he was feeling rather lost. A place in which he recked had been torn from him faster than lighting struck. He did not cry, did not mourn. He didn't do anything. He meditated for hours searching for an answer and the answer he received never came. Eventually seasons passed and he did not stop meditating. Two years after the temple had been replaced with a spa, Shinichi had reached enlightenment. After that had happened, the spa ran out of business, but the government did not rebuild the temple. Shinichi gathered the money and rebuilt it himself with his own two hands. Yamamoto had long since died before the project had been completed and so Shinichi buried him amongst the cherry blossoms becoming the new abbot of the Eastern Monks.