Category Archives: Two Word Tuesday

I saw that one coming

Welcome to Two for Tuesday, where you??are??offered two similar, yet distinct, words to spark your imagination. One prompt will be an ordinary, oft used word. The other prompt??will be a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar.

Each word will include a definition to help get you started.

???The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.??? ~ Thomas Jefferson

What to do:

  1. Write in any genre – fiction, memoir, poetry, horror, mystery, fantasy, romance, YA – you get the idea.
  2. You must use one or both prompts in your story – any form, any tense, as long as it is grammatically correct. (For instance, if you’re given a noun, and can use it as an adjective by adding “ing,” or change it to an adverb with “ly,” ??that is allowed.)
  3. Share the URL to your story in the comments OR, if you don???t have your own blog, share??your story in the comments.
  4. Please keep your stories PG-13 or under, and be sparing with the swearing. This is a family-friendly kind of place. Please include trigger warnings where needed.

This week???s words are:

Prescient and/or Psychic

[adj] having or showing knowledge of events before they take place; (of a person) appearing or considered to have powers of telepathy or clairvoyance

The deadline to submit a story is midnight Monday, CST (5 a.m. Sunday, GMT)

What is that Smell?

Welcome to Two for Tuesday, where you??are??offered two similar, yet distinct, words to spark your imagination. One prompt will be an ordinary, oft used word. The other prompt??will be a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar.

Each word will include a definition to help get you started.

???The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.??? ~ Thomas Jefferson

What to do:

  1. Write in any genre – fiction, memoir, poetry, horror, mystery, fantasy, romance, YA – you get the idea.
  2. You must use one or both prompts in your story – any form, any tense, as long as it is grammatically correct. (For instance, if you’re given a noun, and can use it as an adjective by adding “ing,” or change it to an adverb with “ly,” ??that is allowed.)
  3. Share the URL to your story in the comments OR, if you don???t have your own blog, share??your story in the comments.
  4. Please keep your stories PG-13 or under, and be sparing with the swearing. This is a family-friendly kind of place. Please include trigger warnings where needed.

This week???s words are:

Miasma and/or Stench

[noun] a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor; a strong and very unpleasant smell.

The deadline to submit a story is midnight Monday, CST (5 a.m. Sunday, GMT)

Turn the other cheek

Welcome to Two for Tuesday, where you??are??offered two similar, yet distinct, words to spark your imagination. One prompt will be an ordinary, oft used word. The other prompt??will be a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar.

Each word will include a definition to help get you started.

???The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.??? ~ Thomas Jefferson

What to do:

  1. Write in any genre – fiction, memoir, poetry, horror, mystery, fantasy, romance, YA – you get the idea.
  2. You must use one or both prompts in your story – any form, any tense, as long as it is grammatically correct. (For instance, if you’re given a noun, and can use it as an adjective by adding “ing,” or change it to an adverb with “ly,” ??that is allowed.)
  3. Share the URL to your story in the comments OR, if you don???t have your own blog, share??your story in the comments.
  4. Please keep your stories PG-13 or under, and be sparing with the swearing. This is a family-friendly kind of place. Please include trigger warnings where needed.

This week???s words are:

Thwack and/or Slap

[verb] strike forcefully with a sharp blow; hit (someone or something) with the palm of one’s hand or a flat object.

The deadline to submit a story is midnight Monday, CST (5 a.m. Sunday, GMT)

Don’t cry

Welcome to Two for Tuesday, where you??are??offered two similar, yet distinct, words to spark your imagination. One prompt will be an ordinary, oft used word. The other prompt??will be a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar.

Each word will include a definition to help get you started.

???The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.??? ~ Thomas Jefferson

What to do:

  1. Write in any genre – fiction, memoir, poetry, horror, mystery, fantasy, romance, YA – you get the idea.
  2. You must use one or both prompts in your story – any form, any tense, as long as it is grammatically correct. (For instance, if you’re given a noun, and can use it as an adjective by adding “ing,” or change it to an adverb with “ly,” ??that is allowed.)
  3. Share the URL to your story in the comments OR, if you don???t have your own blog, share??your story in the comments.
  4. Please keep your stories PG-13 or under, and be sparing with the swearing. This is a family-friendly kind of place. Please include trigger warnings where needed.

This week???s words are:

Lachrymose and/or Weepy

[adj] tearful or given to weeping; tearful, inclined to weep.

The deadline to submit a story is midnight Monday, CST (5 a.m. Sunday, GMT)

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