The Word of the Day is GARGOYLE. gar·goyle /ˈɡärˌɡoil/ noun a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall. Write a poem, story or anecdote inspired by this word. Please create a ping-back to your … Continue reading GARGOYLE


The Word of the Day is BANSHEE. ban·shee /ˈbanSHē/   noun   (in Irish legend) a female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house.   A banshee (/ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee; Modern Irish bean sí, from Old Irish: ben síde, pronounced [bʲen ˈʃiːðʲe], "woman of the fairy mound" or "fairy woman") is a female spirit in Irish folklore who heralds the death of a family … Continue reading BANSHEE


Today's Word Of The Day is PHANTASM.  In keeping with my 'spooky' October theme.  Definition:  phan·tasm /ˈfanˌtazəm/ noun LITERARY a figment of the imagination; an illusion or apparition. "the cart seemed to glide like a terrible phantasm" ARCHAIC an illusory likeness of something. "every phantasm of a hope was quickly nullified" Write a poem, story … Continue reading Phantasm


In keeping with my favorite holiday season all the year long, I'm going to do 'Halloween-y" words for the month of October.    The word of the day today is CREMATORIUM. cre·ma·to·ri·um /ˌkrēməˈtôrēəm/ noun noun: crematorium; plural noun: crematoria; plural noun: crematoriums another term for crematory.   late 19th century: modern Latin, from cremare ‘burn’. Write a poem, story or … Continue reading Crematorium


Today's 'Word of the Day' is Squabble. squab·ble noun a noisy quarrel about something petty or trivial. It might seem that only children 'squabble', but I know plenty of presumably 'mature' individuals who have that thing down to a science!  I can be one of the crowd too. Write a poem, story or anecdote inspired … Continue reading Squabble


  The Word of the Day is Apocryphal a·poc·ry·phal /əˈpäkrəfəl/     adjective   (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. "an apocryphal story about a former judge"   Similar:    fictitious,  made-up,  fabricated, spurious,  mythical   Opposite:   authentic, true Write a poem, story or anecdote inspired by … Continue reading Apocryphal


The Word of the Day is "Scoundrelism".   The definition is baseness, dishonesty, double-dealing)* Write a Poem, story or anecdote, inspired by this word. Please create a ping back to your post by including a link to this page in whatever you are posting. If you want to participate create a ping back to link your … Continue reading Scoundrelism