“She placed the yellowed and aged note in my palm. I unfolded it. The paper was more resilient than I’d expected from its fragile appearance.”
This is an important word for me as I had to learn from an early age to be able to spring back from a dysfunctional and fragile childhood. It’s a strong word and implies internal strength of character.
2. Infinitesimal (noun)
“Franz noticed the infinitesimal droop in her shoulders. “Lower your weapon, Miss Luebber, and no one’s gonna get hurt.”
3. Richochet (verb)
“I stomped inside the house in search of our new domestic recruit and punched one of the kitchen swinging doors from the empty dining room. It hit the wall and I stepped out of the way before it ricocheted back.”
This is a beautiful “old fashioned” type of word, along the lines of something springing back. But unlike “resilient,” when something richochets it can cause damage and requires caution.
4. Schlepping (verb used with an object)
“I sprang off Dusty and immediately kicked at rocks, latching onto the bigger ones and schlepping them away from the pile.”
5. Phantasmagoria (noun)
“He thought he was worried. Try living in phantasmagoria.”
When I was 3 years old I knew after reading Go, dog. Go! that I would become a writer. Writing is the easiest form of expression for me. I dream my stories or sit at the computer and just listen, then the words flow in. I’ve written several award winning stories and poems, and I’ve had a play produced. Eve’s Amulet, Book 1 is my first published novel. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, walking, painting, or spending time with my 3 adult daughters or two grandsons. My future goals include seeing Eve’s Amulet go into film and winning a major writing award. I’d like to meet J.K. Rowling, Diana Gabaldon, Ellen, and Oprah.