WRITING CONTEST #45: Use the noun/verb “COUNT” in a sentence

 

DEADLINE: Monday, March 31st

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box below, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ COUNT  ~  (a noun and a verb!)

 SENTENCE TO BEAT:  In a swirl of sweat and crumbs, the Count sat at his computer, filling out another online dating profile.  
 

WINNER Writing Contest #44: Momo

Last week’s word was beguile, which brought out a number of romantic responses, though many of them were on my FB page and didn’t show up here. Regardless, Momo hit a sweet spot when he/she wrote the winning sentence:
 

Soft waves of raven hair a siren song, starlit crystal blue eyes beguiled and beckoned in the night, yet it was her scarlet lips that sent him crashing against her, sealing his fate.

WRITING CONTEST #44: Use the word “BEGUILE” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    March 24

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box below, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ BEGUILE  ~  

 SENTENCE TO BEAT:  My bed is constantly beguiling me, coddling and whispering and warming while masking the cold, cold world. 
 

WINNER Writing Contest #43: Heidi

Congratulations HEIDI ! Your sentence provides a story (which I love) and it completely matches my mood for the morning. I’m either going to need another cup of coffee or your shovel.

Here is Heidi’s #43 winning sentence:

He shoved her into the ground so hard she felt like the hole her body created was for a rebirth, especially when she stood up clenching a shovel and smacked him senseless; a new feeling -freedom- filled her as she walked away.

[Writing Contest #44 is now open]

WRITING CONTEST #43: Use the word “rebirth” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    March 16

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box below, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~  REBIRTH  ~  

 SENTENCE TO BEAT:  As the earth struggles to push up new shoots and lay down new roots, perhaps it’s the season for a rebirth of thought, a time to bring our words from the winter fog; let the Smart Mouth Writing Contest live again
 
 
 
 

Writing contest 42: use a form of the word common in a sentence

DEADLINE:    June 24

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monda

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~  common  ~  

 Sentence to beat: She stood in the commons, jostled by the hubbub of the worldly and the ignorant, the slovenly and the pure, the achingly wretched and the innocent.

Winner! June 17th

Sorry, sorry, sorry! 
 
Life this week has been . . . lifelike. I apologize that the train is running so off schedule, especially when there were some seriously depressing sentences to choose from last week. But the one that really spoke to me ( and/ or is about me ) is from our friend Momo. Congratulations Momo.
 

In any conversation he had with her, she always found a way to simultaneously supress, compress and depress him.

 

WRITING CONTEST #41: Use a form of the word “depress” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    June 17th

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ depress ~  

SENTENCE TO BEAT:  She wore her sadness like a sagging grey veil unbuoyed by the plethora of antidepressants arranged alphabetically on her windowsill. 

Winner!! June 10th

Well, you know, sometimes I like the funny, sometimes I like the quirky, but sometimes I like the downright devastatingly sad. It didn’t help that the word “locker” seemed to bring out the scary/maudlin/oppressed voice in everyone on this round. But I’m gonna have to give it to this guy, he actually made me cry.

Congratulations Michael Rigg! You’re sentence begs me to read more of Dr. Gray’s story, though only after some Wellbutrin and a martini.

Here’s last week’s winning sentence -

Regardless how many autopsies he had performed or how hardened he had become after twenty-five years as Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Gray always cried, often uncontrollably, as the metal door of the cold-storage locker closed after receiving the remains of a battered child, unloved in life and unclaimed in death.

WRITING CONTEST #40: Use the word “locker” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    June 10th

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ locker ~  

Common definition:  Noun. A lockable closet or compartment; Adjective. He who locks

SENTENCE TO BEAT:  She hid her wedding dress in the meat locker; she hoped the workers would assume the blood spatter was dead cow gore.