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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 72

15 Minute Tweet TalesApparently I was obsessed with children who didn't want to go to bed this week. The similar theme on 5/30 and 5/31 was actually an accident, but once I noticed the pattern, I decided to go for the trifecta on 6/1. Enjoy the 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:

5/29 - "How dare you stay out late with your stocious pals?" "Mom, it's only 9:30 and we drank soda." He didn't mention the strippers they hired.

5/30 - Sally crashes the party to sing, but her mom hustles her off to bed. So for her next captation, she toddles in wearing only a diaper.

5/31 - Her petrous heart is not budged even after being bribed with hugs. Bed time is in 5 minutes. Mommy's ready to watch her favorite show.

6/1 - Rather than throw a tantrum, Suzy sweetly asks to hear another story. The Fabian tactic gains her 30 extra minutes before lights out.

6/2 - "How is it?" "Delicious!" he chokes out past the suberous mess in his mouth. He'll never make it as a vegetarian, but he'll try for her.

6/3 - 'Subjects are edacious today,' I scribble in my notes, then push 3 more felons into the lab with the zombies. Screw the cure, this was fun!

6/4 - As the guillotine blade drops, the queen knows her lies about being unfaithful were worth it to keep her fastuous son off the throne.

Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 71

15 Minute Tweet TalesI hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! Mine was pretty low key, mostly spent working on a script due at the end of the month. And as usual with Monday holidays, I'm now completely confused about what day it is and almost forgot to post my 15 Minute Tweet Tales today.

Many of the #15tt folks participate by writing haikus and other poems, so on the 24th I thought I'd give it a try. The #haikuchallenge word for that day was 'oops' so I incorporated it along with the #15tt word. I'll never be accused of being a poet, but it was fun to try something new.

5/22 - When the lurid murders resume, the cops fear they have the wrong man, but it's just an epigone even easier to catch than the original.

5/23 - Mia's satyagraha inspired our revolution. She was butchered at her sit-in, so we tossed her teachings and slaughtered our oppressors.

5/24 - 

Death-predicting cat
Peers beyond caducity
Oops, your time is nigh
 
5/25 - A raiding warrior eloigns a maiden to his village. For ten seconds he lives with the realization that she's a sneakier fighter than him.

5/26 - Too shy to speak, he indites a note asking her out. While flattered, she's repelled by the awful spelling and must check the 'know' box.

5/27 - The dragon's megrims caused her to snack on all the maidens in the kingdom; the dogs were next, but their bones got stuck in her teeth.

5/28 - "Bob, your tmesis is making me crazy." "I have abso-freakin-lutely no idea what you're talking about." Not guilty by reason of insanity?

Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 70

15 Minute Tweet TalesLike last week, we had another repeat word this week. On 5/18, according to the lineup in the Rare Words book, the #15tt word should have been apposite, but we already had that one almost a year ago. I guess when companies are picking unusual words for their products, there are only so many to go around. Here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:

5/15 - The vet's assuasive voice works wonders on pets. Too bad it doesn't have the same effect on women. He had to soundproof the basement.
 
5/16 - Because of her lack of procerity, Sue ignored the cabinets' top shelves. She had no idea a creature had moved in primed to give birth.
 
5/17 - Cuddles hated his owner, but misoneism kept him from running away. Sweaters were bad enough - a new owner might make him wear pants!
 
5/18 - Her brothers' captious questions to her boyfriends always unearthed some annoying trait, so she eloped with this one. Deadly mistake.
 
5/19 - When Bill died, the nimiety of people saying, "he's in a better place," made her skin crawl. He deserved to burn for what he'd done.
 
5/20 - Rex experiences eudemonia. A chip found under the couch. And that's the 24th time he's felt it today. Dogs are much wiser than humans.
 
5/21 - The snail's wife-husband shrieks, "Quit nagging! You're the one who forgot to put the seat down, not me." Monoecious marriage is tough.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 69

15 Minute Tweet TalesLast week I seemed to have doomed space journeys on my mind, and this week it's apparently terrible kings. We also had another repeat of a 15 Minute Tweet Tales word: Antaean was supposed to be the #15tt word on 5/8, but we'd already used it back in October, so I moved on to the next one. Enjoy the tales!

5/8 - At the shelter, the couple is charmed by Rex's mansuetude; but it's a clever doggie trick, since he destroys their house within hours.

5/9 - Thunder on a cloudless day was the first monition something bad was coming, but Tina held her ground until she saw his yellow eyes.

5/10 - Consuetude demanded she bow when the king passed, but she refused. Punishment was swift, but her martyrdom inspired the revolution.

5/11 - A dancing homunculus appears in her dreams. Freud would say she yearns for her own child. Actually, she nodded off watching Ally McBeal.

5/12 - He asks her out, but she tells him she must lucubrate; when he starts sniggering, she's relieved she trusted her instinct to lie.

5/13 - Everyone fears the king's piceous temper. Chef decides the 3-year-old prince will be a better ruler and serves the king a special dish.

5/14 - Em labors to make her protagonist feel real until she can no longer secern fiction from reality. Her true love lives within her novel.

Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 68

15 Minute Tweet TalesNot only did I get used to posting my 15 Minute Tweet Tales on Sunday during the A to Z challenge, but I've also been on a blog break since the challenge ended, so I almost forgot to post my tweet tales today. There are a few more than usual since I'm making the switch from Sunday back to the regularly scheduled Tuesday. Enjoy!

4/29 - "He gave me those same earrings. Said they're gold, but they're clinquant." The words from the woman at her door shatter Meg's world.

4/30 - Edith shrieks when she checks her prize-winning roses and finds sheep eating them. There's no way they made it past the haha. Sabotage!

5/1 - With the launch only minutes away, the Captain had an Apollonian air. It was an act for the crew; he knew they wouldn't make it back.

5/2 - The paludal ground stole her shoe, so she had to dig it out. It would lead the cops to her if they found the body she'd just dumped.

5/3 - The eager faces of the parviscient recruits batter his soul. Bound for the craters of Mars, he's not training them to fight but to die.

5/4 - Lost in desert. Mouth parched. Skin fried. Mirage manifests. Undulant sand dunes turn blue and sound of ocean lulls him to final sleep.

5/5 - With a few tricks Sue convinced her kids she was prescient. Now they're too scared to even think of being naughty. Being a mom is fun!

5/6 - The queen whispers in the king's ear about his louche advisors. Meanwhile, she's screwing half of them and stealing from the treasury.

5/7 - Phil wanted to think deep thoughts, so he built a phrontistery in his garden, but in truth he had all his best ideas in the bathroom.

I didn't do it on purpose, but I guess I had doomed space trips on the brain this past week, since 5/1 and 5/3 seem like they could be part of the same larger story.

Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 67

15 Minute Tweet TalesFeeling super wiped out from the A to Z Challenge and super glad there are only two more days to go. Whoo hoo! So for one last time, here at my 15 Minute Tweet Tales temporarily transferred to Sunday.

4/22 - Bob believes a spider crawled inside his ear. Worried it'll lay eggs in his brain, he shoves an icepick in the meatus. Problem solved.

4/23 - A joke turns into a food fight turns into punches. Now the whilom friends stare daggers at each other outside the principal's office.

4/24 - It's revealed RHS student council is a kleptocracy and colleges scramble to admit them figuring they'll end up with Congressmen alumni.

4/25 - For two weeks blepharal twitching has impeded sleep. The encroaching madness makes her wonder how much it'd hurt to rip off her eyelids.

4/26 - He unearths a trunk he can pignorate to pay for a hearty meal, but when he lifts the lid, the creature inside has other dinner plans.

4/27 - When her husband accuses her of telling a boldfaced lie, Bev unleashes her sumpsimus side, shrieking,"It's bald, just like your head."

4/28 - The intern's excited about his first day working on The Hill. By quitting time, the entropy he's witnessed makes him fear for the nation.

Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 66

15 Minute Tweet TalesWeek three of the A to Z challenge has drawn to a close, and I'm starting to feel kind of like a zombie. So I guess it's no surprise that two of my 15 Minute Tweet Tales had a zombie theme. Enjoy!

4/15 - While cooking dinner for her, her fiancé cuts himself and a luteous substance oozes out. Her heart drops as she realizes he's one of them.
 
4/16 - The hegira of woodland creatures means Snow White's singing in the forrest. Charming told her she has a beautiful voice. She does not. #15tt
 
4/17 - All the girls mocked her sthenic legs, but when the outbreak started, the twigs they tottered on were unable to outrun the living dead.
 
4/18 - With slick power point presentations, I cozen corrupt companies out of millions and give 50% to charity. I'm a modern day Robin Hood.
 
4/19 - She has a pistic belief in her daddy. Surrounded by zombies, she knows he won't let them kill her. He won't. His last bullet's for her.
 
4/20 - Tom watched the squirrels perform their gamic dance back and forth across tree limbs with no fear. He sighed. He needed a girlfriend.
 
4/21 - Running is only a cunctation of the ceremony. They catch Kim and make her Jim's 8th wife. No previous has made it to a 1st anniversary.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 65 + Liebster

Since Sunday is the day off from the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m using it for two other pieces of business.

Liebster by Ruby WilburFirst off, the talented Ruby Wilbur passed the Liebster Award to me - thank you, Ruby! If you haven’t been by her blog as part of the A to Z Challenge, hop on over there ASAP. She’s creating beautiful artwork to represent various fairy tales. And just look at how she jazzed up the Liebster Award badge! 
 
Since I’ve received a previous version of the Liebster, and I always break the rules with these things anyway, I’m going to answer five of Ruby’s questionsand then refer you to the bottom of this post for some random facts about me. I’m also not going to pass it on because most blogs I frequent already have it, and I’m entirely too lazy to track down blogs that don’t have it yet.
 
What household chore do you loathe?
Vacuuming – it’s murder on my back.
 
What was your strangest job?
In college, my work-study job was at the Institute of Parapsychology. I helped with experiments that tested how subjects’ remote viewing abilities correlated with their personality types. That place was wacky and I loved it! 
 
What goal would you most like to achieve?
To have one of my novels become a bestseller and then get to write the screenplay for the movie, which goes on to break box-office records. Nothing too farfetched.
 
What skill or talent would you like to have?
I would love to be able to draw. I’m so in awe of visual artists (like Ruby!). Plus I have so many stories I’d love to animate, but I don’t have the skills or the money to hire someone to do it. 
 
If you’ve had pets, which one was the most unusual?
I’ve had many pets and types of pets over the years. I’m not sure that any particular one was especially unusual, but I think the sheer volume and variety would qualify: dogs, cats, gerbils, mice, lops, iguanas, box turtles, water turtles, ducks, fish, hermit crabs, a parrot, a snapping turtle, a rabbit, and a snake. 
 
And now for the second order of business, my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:
 
15 Minute Tweet Tales4/8 - Yes, you can buy wands and potions that kill, but truly powerful assassins have endogenous magic. You're about to learn that the hard way.
 
4/9 - The thecate sword sings to be free, but no man can pull it from the stone. When a young girl does, Arthur snatches it from her and runs.
 
4/10 - Jon tells his son about working as a kid to help his parents financially. His wife whispers, "They were rich." He winks. "Ben trovato."
 
4/11 - Hands clasped, tears streaming down her face, she impetrates any deity to save her son. Only one answers and his price is too high to pay.
 
4/12 - Sweet Suzy wants to share her gobstopper with her sisters, but futile attempts to spall it make her Hulk out and hurl it through a wall.
 
4/13 - "That dress makes her eyes pop." "Not to mention makes her butt huge." "No need to pull out the paralipsis just cause you're jealous."
 
4/14 - Jane did an onomastic search for the perfect name for her baby. Rainbowriffic Sparkles Smith wished his mom had checked the gender first.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?
 
Liebster image courtesy of Ruby Wilbur.

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 64

15 Minute Tweet TalesEven though we get Sundays off for good behavior during the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m taking the same approach as last year with my 15 Minute Tweet Tales. Instead of posting them on the regular Tuesdays and cluttering up those posts, I’m going to temporarily post them on Sunday. Since I didn’t post this past Tuesday, there are more than usual.

And in a happy coincidence, I’m even able to keep my contronym theme going with this post because The Rare Words Book saw fit to provide a contronym on 4/6. Casuistry means:
 
The application of ethical rules to particular cases
 
~ or ~
 
The false application of ethical principals
 
And now here are my tweet tales:
 
3/27 - Bob ignores Tim's aposterioristic advice to not marry Amy; he might've listened if Tim confessed the affair, saving Bob heartbreak later.
 
3/28 - Amy giggles as her friends cantillate, "Light as a feather, stiff as a board." They step back; she floats in mid-air. Now Amy screams.
 
3/29 - Jon hunches over a microscope as the moans get closer. Kim yells, "Screw the etiology! The only thing that'll save us are head shots!"
 
3/30 - He traveled to the Hesperian reaches of the land and back but never found the man who killed his wife. Too bad he didn't own a mirror.
 
3/31 - To escape her life, Kim enters the woods with only a bottle of water. She emerges 3 days later forever changed by the numinous experience.
 
4/1 - They pretermitted the last gas station before the empty area of the mountains, resulting in a nightmare straight from a horror movie.
 
4/2 - Tina slaved over her Shakespeare paper, weaving in chiasmi to honor the Bard. Her prof honored himself by publishing it under his name.
 
4/3 - While watching his new Girls Gone Wild DVD, Jim spots his daughter. Appalled by her impudicity, he skips her part to enjoy the rest.
 
4/4 - Eunice's palmary roses were the envy of the county. The secret to her success? Cheating husbands make excellent fertilizer.
 
4/5 - Cops arrest Fred for lurking in neighbor's yard. He pleads guilty to scopophilia rather than admit double-checking body he buried there.
 
4/6 - It's ironic Prof. Smith teaches a course on casuistry considering the casuistry he uses to justify the secrets locked in his basement.
 
4/7 – Many years of practice had honed the syntomy of his break-up speeches, but Mona wasn’t one to be blown off and made him feel her pain.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?
 
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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 63

15 Minute Tweet TalesWhen I saw the #15tt word for today, my first impulse was to make it autobiographical. One of the definitions for catachresis is the incorrect use of a word or phrase, and I'm always worried I'm using the #15tt words incorrectly in my tweet tales. Sure a dictionary definition can tell us what the word means, but since they are words I rarely see or hear, I have no context of how to use them correctly. So while the tale might make sense from a meaning perspective, I might be completely embarrassing myself from a usage perspective. But the point of the challenge is to have fun and stimulate my creativity, so I do my best and hope I don't reveal myself to be a fool.

With that in mind, here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:
 
3/20 - She keeps a notebook by her bed to capture oneiric ideas for bestsellers. Each morning she's baffled by the foreign looking scribbles.
 
3/21 - The Daphnean teen presses against the wall desperately hoping nobody asks her to dance, but she's still disappointed when no one does.
 
3/22 - Chef Ramsay shouts, "It's *bleep*ing insulse!" At the contestants' blank look: "It's worse than dog's dinner; at least that has taste!"
 
3/23 - A pruritic sensation on her back distracted her during church. Poison ivy from romp in the woods with Father Tim or guilty conscience?
 
3/24 - Star marvels as her 15yo explains his noetic theories to a room of math geeks - how did a stripper and a pizza guy make such a smart kid?
 
3/25 - Her web of lies has become so complex even her telarian skills can't keep it from tangling. She wonders who'll try to kill her first.
 
3/26 - He memorized a word-of-the-day calendar to appear smarter than everyone else, but his catachresis revealed the underlying fool.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?