Sunday, October 6, 2013

Week in Seven Words #184 and #185

#184
ambition
He struggles with reading and math but maybe he'll get the life he wants anyway, his photo in Sports Illustrated and a mansion with many sports cars.

embalmed
Old cakes topped with sugared roses wilt in the dull white light.

faultfinding
It doesn't need to be perfect; it just needs to get done. It doesn't need to be perfect; it just needs to get done.

nasal
A drippy optician, sniffling while squinting at a computer that doesn't work.

resurrection
She pulls back the moth-eaten curtains and discovers a world that's forgotten she exists.

promotion
They've recruited an unfunny comedian to hand out flyers for their comedy club. People will be sure to come.

whitecaps
Light breaks in waves against my brain.


#185
bystander
Why can't they get off the elevator first before breaking into a very loud, very public fight?

canophilist
He asks me to help matchmake for him. I ask him what qualities he's looking for. "Friendly," he says, "happy, enthusiastic, happy to see me." I think about taking him to an animal shelter, but I don't share my thoughts; he's in too much pain to stand any teasing.

fay
The long-distance dance is underway, and I think of us as two fairies darting around a ring of mushrooms. The fairy dust will at some point evaporate, I have little doubt of it, but for the time being it's fun to flit around and pretend the night will last forever.

insectile
Days so long and hot, the minutes drone by.

proportion
They are reassured by their own petty grievances. It means they don't have more serious problems in their lives.

rummaging
Opening the cupboards in my head to find stories.

swale
A swamp that's both noisome and strangely beautiful, with its stunted trees and eerie fruit.

4 comments:

Naida said...

I like fay and the idea of fairy dust and being caught up in the moment.
I wonder who was looking out the window in resurrection.
Happy Sunday!

Relyn Lawson said...

faultfinding
It doesn't need to be perfect; it just needs to get done. It doesn't need to be perfect; it just needs to get done.


This is me. Too often.

Lucy said...

Both 'embalmed' and 'resurrection' have shadows of Miss Havisham!

HKatz said...

@ Naida: Thanks! (the person looking out the window here is sad but strong)

@ Relyn Lawson: You too? :)

@ Lucy: Right! They're from two separate occasions, but combined, for sure you'd have a scene out of Great Expectations :)

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