Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Grimalkin – Wordplay Wednesday™ 11/07/18

One Last Word Before the Parties Begin … 

Are you shaking off the somber pall of Halloween and heading full-bore into pumpkin season parties with an attitude of gratitude? Well we have a word for you this week that cleans up the final dark vestiges of October 2018’s last days …

GRIMALKIN (gri malʹkin) n. – 1) a cat, esp. an old female cat; 2) a malicious old woman. [WW #189] 

I suppose we could say “witch” or her “familiar” but what’s the fun in that? Insert grimalkin into your vocabulary for an interesting twist to your furtive fiction.

“She felt the eyes of the grimalkin stalking her as she walked hurriedly out of the shadows, into the arc of the streetlight.”

Word Challenge: GRIMALKIN. Choose your words carefully to represent without malice, as you fit grimalkin into your week of creative writings.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost, simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments below.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 

LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series. They make GREAT Holiday Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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