Monday, April 11, 2016

Week in Seven Words #285

ariose
A lovely duet as the sun sets and candles flicker on the table.

clingy
As the waves withdraw, they clutch at the stones, wishing their foam were webbing that could hold them to the shore.

ecstatic
Moments that pass in a vibration of joy.

rework
He pretends it's an editing request, but what he really wants is a new article, from scratch.

serpentine
It's a tree like the head of Medusa, snake-like branches twisting and striking.

unjust
He likes to act as if he's a judge, and I'm the prisoner at the bar. He makes a statement of some kind, exaggerated or untrue, then sits back with his arms folded over his chest and watches me exert myself to correct his misapprehensions. I catch on pretty quickly to what he's doing and end the conversation, which he takes as further proof that he's right. Such are his standards of proof.

wary
He's hunched over his book, but looks up from time to time to see if anyone is coming over to interrupt his reading.

4 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

Your thoughts on "unjust" certainly describe some very annoying people that I know very well.

HKatz said...

Yep... there's more than one of them :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Hila,

I also liked your take on 'unjust' :)

I also though that your take on 'ariose' was lovely, as was 'clingy'. I love to hear the shifting of stones on a pebble beach, when the waves roll in and then recede. It is almost as though the waves are trying to drag the pebbles from the beach and suck them under.

Thanks for sharing :)

Yvonne

HKatz said...

Thanks, Yvonne. I love the sound that stones on a beach make too :)