Five Word Challenge #8

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  1. Five Word Challenge
    Presented by: Kitti!

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

    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:

    • Equivocate (v.) - To be deliberately unclear, to speak vaguely or ambiguously in order to mislead.
      [*] Lurid (adj.) - Glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking.
      [*] Malinger (v.) - To pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.
      [*] Untenable (adj.) - Incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible.
      [*] Acrimony (n.) - Sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.

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  2. A song it was a song I heard drifting through the night.
    That night, in which I drifted aimlessly along the roaring seas,
    upon that little ship. It called to me like a light in the dark.
    It broke through the pain that clung upon my soul and softened
    my frozen heart. The voice soothed me, and I yearned for it to
    continue and never end, alas like a piece of foam on the tide it
    faded. Seeing that it did not return I retreated into dream and
    slept through the rest of the night.

    The next morning it was no more than a dream, that sweet
    voice that planted a kiss upon my cheek and then left. Upon
    the rise of the sun, rose it's children, and I resumed to wallow
    in my despair. The acrimony that agonized the crew rose with
    the rise and fall of the ship on the waves. Here minutes became
    days and hours years. I listened to the whining of the crew
    as the captain malingered in his cabin. Soon once again,
    day wasted into night, as the sun fell away and the moon
    rose high. There were only the sounds of moaning as
    sleep claimed many.

    With a start, I awoke, light was no where in sight.
    To the seas I looked, dazed and hurt. The scars upon my
    back screamed and ached with every jerk. Then as silent
    as the whispering of a wave it came. The sweet sound of
    grace. It lifted my soul and gaze. The stars illuminated
    the night, increasing my sight. O' how heavenly and fair
    that voice that loosened and lifted my soul, I wished
    to listen to it all night, but alas like a ripple in the tide
    it faded, and once again was I led back into sleep.

    It was nearly the end of our journey when happened
    that horrific event that set me free into that song, into
    infinity. Men were stationed at every mast, the captain
    himself came out abashed. They had steered right
    into a storm that shook us until we crashed. What
    a lurid sight it was, men fell hither and thither. Many
    breathed their last as they vanished beneath the waves.
    None of us below survived, we were satisfied for at last
    we had been freed, and no longer could they tread on me.
    I no longer spoke equivocally and no longer were we
    untenable as we were free. That night that song came
    and took me and sang to me for eternity
    #2 Schizophrenic, Sep 27, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  3. How was it? \(⌒ー⌒-)/