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Three Word Thursday #1

Last week I started a new Word game.  I gave you three words and a whole week in which to write a story using those words.  Some of you whined and cried and claimed the words were too tough.  Seven of you grabbed your pencils and started scribbling.  And the incomparable, Dr. John, used all three words all week.

Last week’s words were: cynicocratical (governed by cynical people with cynical ideas);  isangelous (equal to the angels); and volgivagant (commoner; riff-raff; no-account)

And last week’s players were:

  • Lisa — Check the comments for her “story”.
  • Betty — The best story she’s written to date (my opinion)
  • Dr. John — wherein he mocks me
  • Cindy — Uses the words describing a day in her life.
  • Thom — describes Eden.
  • Alice –  talks to her cat
  • Nessa — saves Joan of Arc, sort of.

I want to change things up just a bit.  With people posting whenever, some folks didn’t get anybody coming by to read their stories.  So here are the new rules:

Every Thursday I will give you three new words.  You have until the following Thursday to compose a story using all three of the words.  Then, on that following Thursday, post your story.  After you post, come by here and sign in in the comments.  Then, just like up above, I will put your links up for all to visit.

Got it?  Good!  In that case:  Your story is due on:  February 19th, 2009

This week’s words:

  • fracas
  • numismatics
  • perspicacious

I promise, I looked all three of these words up in the dictionary and/or on the web (using Google Search) and found definitions for them all.  One of these words is new to me.  🙂


  1. Not fair changing rules in the middle of the game. I had planned on using the story for tomorrow’s post. Now I have to find something else.
    Besides the fun iis not in being read but in writing the darn fool thing.

  2. I’m glad I have a week. I’ve got the perfect piece to place on there, but need some time to complete the project. I know all three words, but I’m trying to figure out exactly how to work one of them in. I think I might have it.

  3. Well, at least I’m familiar with fracus. I’ve heard perspicacious but don’t remember what it means… the other one I’m pretty certain I’ve never seen. My problem is not the ability to USE the words – it’s the finding TIME to write the story …or sentence… or whatever! I haven’t even had time to play Wordzzle the last two weeks…. sigh. I will TRY… to fit it in!

  4. Is the new rule that we can’t publish until Thursday? I hope I’m reading that right…maybe in all the fracus my mind has fizzled LOL Great stories. I agree with Dr. John a great deal. Getting read is not the big thing to me. I’m no writer by all means. What I thoroughly enjoy is writing it and coming up with the idea.

  5. It’s a good thing you included what search engine you used, because last week I found only one definition. Okay, I’m not promising ANYTHING, because I still think it will be way too hard to do for me, BUT, I have copied the definitions in a draft, and if I don’t succeed in writing a story around it, maybe I will at least have learned a new word. Which is not bad either!

  6. Dr. John & Thom — I didn’t mean to cause a fracas and it’s not as if I am giving out numismatics or anything. If you have a perspicacious idea as to when you should post and care not whether we see your brilliance, than by all means, post willy-nilly!

    Nessa — please do.

    Lisa — yay! I am looking forward to it!

    Melli — you know posting won’t stop me from teasing you. It will just take my joking in a different direction.

    Thom — read the first comment please.

    Jientje — lol! I’ll look forward to hearing from you. I think your English is a lot better than you think it is. I rarely catch you making mistakes these days.

  7. I’m glad your “dear heart” beat me to it. Even though I was sure I knew all three words, I looked them up everywhere and couldn’t find “fracus” only “fracas.” Can you clarify?

  8. Well, we’ll see whether I get it done or not. The piece I’m working on is a pain (but so PERFECT for this). Also, my computer went away to be repaired. It wanted to know why I was sending it away, and whether I still loved it. I told it I did, but mommy can’t kiss the boo-boo and make it go away this time. 🙁

    Anyway, I’ll really try to do it, but we’ll see.

  9. Polona — hmmm, and you’ve been in a fracas with the weather most all winter.

    Nessa — I’m on my way to class, so I’ll check out your story tonight! And it’s fracAs, as OC said.

    Lisa — I’m hoping you can play. If nothing else, you can post your story in my comments!

  10. ah, makes much more sense this way… and yep, i sure was. but – today is the second sunny day in a row so things are looking up 🙂

  11. As soon as I finish reading everyone’s Wordzzles, I’m going to read all the stories linked to here… sheeesh, so much to do. I also plan to write a story for the challenge at A Word In Edgewise, soon due. Reba is now thinking about writing to some of these challenges too! I love doing this writing, and of course reading everyone else’s too.

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