Sunday, July 31, 2016

Week in Seven Words #300

enthusing
We share a table at the atrium and for an hour write quietly in our notebooks. At one point, a man wanders in and tells everyone he's just bought a house. Then he dances, his arms out-stretched. I look at her, she looks at me, each of us thinking, "Is he going in our story?"

insensible
The advice she gives me assumes good faith in everyone. That if you tell someone you're hurt, they'll hear you out sincerely, instead of enjoying your discomfort or attacking you for troubling them.

metallurgy
The pond is gold and olive green in the early evening. The trees that border it are a tarnished silver. We sit on a bench, the backs of our hands touching.

pharmacologic
He's tried to hide it from me, but I can see on-screen that he isn't feeling well, and I get uneasy.

piquant
Short-rib tacos paired with a frozen non-dairy mango-flavored dessert.

prior
People dip their toe in the past, in a room with limestone walls and rippling columns.

reveries
If everyone else left, it would just be me in a dusky room where unicorns prance on the high stone walls.

2 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

If "pharmacologic" refers to concern over far off loved ones as a result of video chatting, I can relate to that.

Your sentence for "piquant" is making me hungry :)

HKatz said...

"Pharmacologic" is something similar to that, yes.

The memory of that makes me hungry too. It's a good dish.