SOMETIMES YA HAFTA JUST START WRITING!!!! :0)
In the vagaries of the English language, I’m “amused”. I’m also amused by the vagaries of the English language, but that’s not actually what I mean.
No; if “amoral” means “lacking morals”, and “atonal” means “toneless”, and “achromatic” means “without colour”, then I’m “amused”. As in “lacking muse”.
Which is a fancy way to say I don’t know what to write about today.
So I shall resort to poking fun at the English language. If the prefix “a-” indicates absence or lack, then why doesn’t “acute” mean “ugly”? Why doesn’t “along” mean “short” and “alike” mean “hate”? And if I amend an item, am I actually ripping it apart?
After coming up with a few other examples, I just couldn’t resist messing around with some flash fiction:
Flash Fiction: Afoul Play (On Words)
Setting my torch alight, I stood blinking, blinded by the sudden blackness. When the vague outlines of…
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