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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. 
 
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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 #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. 

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. 

WRITING CONTEST #28: Use the word “chock-full” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    February 18th 

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:    CHOCK-FULL ~   

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

SENTENCE TO BEAT:    She panted, out of breath, suffocating in a teak-walled doctor’s office chock-full of air.                        (excerpt from my novel-in-production, Never the Same River)

WRITING CONTEST #27: Use the word “moonstruck” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    February 11th (coming up on Valentine’s Day!)

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:    MOONSTRUCK~   

Need a simple definition reminder? Moonstruck: Unable to think or act normally, esp. because of being in love.

SENTENCE TO BEAT:    “What’s wrong with ya’, girl?” the old woman yelled above the noise of the giant compactor, raising her eyebrows and waggling her bony hips with a snaggle-toothed grin, implying I was moonstruck, coocoo for the beautiful cocoa puff watching over our sector of the factory; little did she know, I’d eaten the bowl, had my fill as it were, only to find him lacking, oh so lacking, in flavor and any meaningful substance. 

WRITING CONTEST #25: use the word “amend”

DEADLINE:    January 28th

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:    AMEND~   

Need a simple definition reminder?  http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amend

SENTENCE TO BEAT:    He tried and tried and tried to amend his words, the re-explanations and apologies going on for days, but he couldn’t amend the unfurling of time, the movie-memory looping in her brain.