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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Our task? Close our eyes and pick two words from the dictionary. Three people, six words. Include three of those words in a story.
Our words were: defeat, nemesis, perk, contortionist, clutch, stodgy
And here’s my story:
It hovered like a sickening cloud, waiting, wanting to strike me down.
My nemesis smiled at me with mocking pity. She could see my defeat. Smell it. She’d been waiting a long time for this moment. Her pale blue eyes shone with malice.
My heart thudded in my chest. My stomach knotted. Only my pride kept me still.
Wiping my sweating hands down my sides, I took a deep breath. Then flung back my shoulders. The crowd hushed and waited.
With clenched fists, I faced her. I would not bow my head to this woman. She would not be my master.
And so, with a smile every bit as taunting as her own, I returned her venom. I enjoyed her frown.
Those who thought to judge me stared. Doubt flooded their faces. So it should. They were wrong.
They tried again. Their heads leaned in, touched, whispered, nodded. Then he stood, the main one. Fixed me with his steely grey eyes. My enemy shuffled closer, to be included in his gaze. Her eyes flicked to mine. Ah. Not so confidant now?
“The vote is unanimous,” he said. “My apologies, Mrs Perkins.” He smiled at me. “What you have given us is perfect, not stodgy in any way.”
The crowd drew in a collective breath. Her shoulders slumped.
“I declare your entry to be Best Cake of the Show.”
Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
It’s time for another installment from Chapter One, Heavenly Revenge
Friday, October 25, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Another author and I recently had a discussion about lubricant. It actually started when I wrote a scene where the heroine hurled a bottle at her lover’s truck and it covered the windshield. Of course, even though he knew better, he turned on the wipers and…well, you know. We can all identify with doing something we absolutely know is the wrong thing to do, but we do it anyway. My author friend did a test on her kitchen window so see how difficult it would be to clean it up. Warning: Do not try that at home, lol.
In any event, we then shared some personal stories about lubricant and it got me thinking about the stuff. I mean, I go to the store, find the product I presently use and buy it. Simple. But maybe there’s more to lubricant…so I researched it.
LUBRICANT: A lubricant is a substance introduced to reduce friction between moving surfaces. It may also have the function of transporting foreign particles. The property of reducing friction is known as lubricity. (slipperiness)
A good lubricant possesses the following characteristics:
- High boiling point
- Low freezing point
- High viscosity index
- Thermal stability
- Hydraulic Stability
- Corrosion prevention
- High resistance to oxidation
Personal lubricants (colloquially termed lube) are specialized and used during human sexual activity to reduce friction between body parts, or between body parts and other objects. They are used during sexual acts such as intercourse and masturbation, to reduce friction to or between the penis and vagina, anus, or other body parts, or applied to sex toys to reduce friction or ease in penetration. Surgical or medical or gels, which are similar but not usually referred to or labelled as "personal" lubricants, may be used for medical purposes such as speculum insertion or introduction of a catheter.
Well, the last use took the edge off.