Winner! June 3rd contest

Wow. This past week’s contest asked for a sentence using the word “laundromat.” There were almost thirty sentences, every single one (ok, maybe not EVERY one) was a gem. Really. The writers out there blow me away. Thank you for entering!

Blah, blah, blah . . . after reading through the entries sixty times and pulling out chunks of hair, the winner has been decided:

Congratulations  Newbalicious!! | May 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm |

We watched in amazement as the clade Dinosauria was washed from the Earth in fire and the tumbling embers folded neatly into the Cenozoic era at the grand reopening of the Laundromat of Time.

(I actually had to look up the word clade; thank you for that!)

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WRITING CONTEST #39: use the word “laundromat” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    June 3rd

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: ~ laundromat ~  

Noun. An establishment with coin-operated washing machines and dryers for public use. Synonyms. Self-service laundry – laundrette – laundry

SENTENCE TO BEAT:  I stiffened as the family van rolled up to the laundromat, knowing the quiet hum of the dryers and the thud-thud-thud of the off-centered washing machines were about to become background noise for a squad of mouth breathers. 

Winner! May 20th

Trying to assuage all of your feelings here . . . you’re all great writers! But I have to pick one of you as the winner and I choose . . .

Congratulations Jim C!! Loved the metaphor.

Jim C’s winning sentence, using the word assuage:

“The memo from headquarters did little to assuage the flame of fear burning down the office.”

 

 

WRITING CONTEST #38: use the word “assuage” in a sentence.

DEADLINE:    May 20th

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: ~ ASSUAGE ~    

Verb.  1.Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.   2. Satisfy (an appetite or desire): “an opportunity occurred to assuage her desire for knowledge”.  Synonym: soothe

SENTENCE TO BEAT:  She refrained from following me, quashing my confidence, leaving me with the need to assuage the fear burning in my belly.   

WRITING CONTEST #37: use the word “found” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    May 13th

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: ~ FOUND ~     

SENTENCE TO BEAT:  

An iridescent head poked out from behind her spleen yesterday, surprising her after so many years — she’d found her laugh. 

Winner! May 6th!

Even though Scott was too lazy to follow the link from my Facebook page to here, I’m still naming him the winner. The lazy winner. At least he’s affable and he knows how to use the word properly.  

J Scott Wilson:

While I found Tim and Jonathan notorious, and their dinner parties notoriously bad, I found their cat, Mewsies affable and a sucker for heavy cream.

WRITING CONTEST #36: use the word “affable” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    May 6th

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: ~ AFFABLE ~     affability, affably

(AF-ah-ble) 1. easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable. 2. gentle and gracious.

SENTENCE TO BEAT:  

In retrospect, the skinny polka dotted tie did not make her appear affable or tough, only out of date.

 

 

Winner! April 29th

Congratulations to Atai who created some great imagery using “ooze” in a sentence:

Atai Voltaire | April 29, 2013 at 12:46 am 

 The more enlightened our houses are, the more their walls ooze ghosts.

WRITING CONTEST #35: use the word “ooze” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    April 29th

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: ~ OOZE ~     oozed, oozing, oozalicious

SENTENCE TO BEAT:

While trying to look gangster he inadvertently oozed Christmas elf.

-excerpt from SMART MOUTH, a novel by Holly Lorincz

Definition:   http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/

 

Winner! April 22nd

This week’s writer really gets the nature of cash:

Congratulations Mary! | April 21, 2013 at 10:53 am |

If money is the root of all evil then why isn’t that dollar bill I planted sprouting into a big ol money tree?