Thursday, August 4, 2016

Week in Seven Words #302

capacities
It's possible to keep finding out fun things about people you've known all your life. Like how fiendishly good someone is at Connect Four.

carnival
Her dress makes me think of key lime pie and margaritas.

evidently
A "how to be happy" advice piece makes its rounds among people I know. It offers unelaborated suggestions like, "Don't be stressed!" and "Surround yourself with happy people!" Well, if we're all reading about how to be happy, we'll be surrounded for sure. We've definitely got a shot at this.

hit
He scrolls through online comments sections for an emotional charge: outrage, anger, confirmation of superiority.

scripted
Another rigged conversation, weighted in favor of the answers she wants.

stretch
I think the train is going to blow by the station. But it stops, with the sensation of a rubber band about to snap.

swirly
His thoughts travel like a paper airplane that drifts off-course and gets lodged in a ceiling fan.

5 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

Your thoughts on "Scripted" is the impression that I get with some pundits that I see on television when they talk about politics.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Hila,

Some great words this time and I do have to agree with Brian about political pundits and certain news channels, which are undoubtedly and obviously blatantly biased in both their reporting and in the questions and the way they phrase those questions, when interviewing their guests. The spokesperson is basically left with nowhere to go when the required response is being spoon fed to them in a way they are unable to avoid!!

After 37 years of marriage, I am still discovering just how sneaky my husband can be when playing games, as he just doesn't like to lose!

Thanks for sharing :)

Yvonne.

Crafty Green Poet said...

good selection as ever! Capacities is certainly true, people always can surprise you!

The Bookworm said...

Capacities made me smile, that one is true. I like swirly as well. Hope you are well and enjoying the summer.

HKatz said...

@ Brian - on TV, and day to day, yes...

@ Yvonne - yes, it's one reason I barely watch TV news and interviews.

@ Juliet - sometimes over really small maybe silly but still awesome things.

@ Naida - I hope you've having a great summer too.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)