Monday, May 19, 2014

Week in Seven Words #214 & 215

214

encrusted
Thoughts of taxes are like barnacles I want to scrape off of my brain.

fancies
One of those wild days when we talk about ideas for hours. I feel closest to him then.

overbooked
He trudges along in his karate uniform, with a violin in one hand and a tennis racket slung over his shoulder.

parts
I'm an ear, and she's a mouth.

price
Having a ready-made role to step into can be a relief, but what are you sacrificing for the extra comfort?

quailing
Their arrogance keeps them from confronting the fears that have hollowed them out.

yoked
This is the arrangement they've come up with: He's cut down on his leisure time, and she's compromised her dignity.

215

blank
For years, he hasn't dared to dream about anything.

chemistry
There are fascinating stories behind each element on the table.

dainties
Three small identical dogs, leashed to a bike rack, peer into the bakery that promises so many treats.

microscopic
Toddlers want to go at their own pace, examining sidewalk cracks and clods of dirt, and not just be tugged along all the time.

secure
Throwing pebbles, a child tries to knock birds out of a tree. Some twigs crackle, but the birds stick around.

unwasteful
With his finger, chasing the last of the whipped cream in the paper cup.

wavering
He continues to tip his chair back, frightened but excited about the moment of reckoning: a mastery of balance or a humiliating fall.

3 comments:

Naida said...

I like yoked and wavering. And nice new blog look!

HKatz said...

Thanks, Naida :)

Relyn Lawson said...

I find overbooked too true and very sad. Most of my students live like this. Tired from all the "fun" they are having.