the word vendor

Yesterday when I stumbled across the words on the wonderfully fun Instagram account @wordoftheday ,  I knew I had to use them in a tale…

…starting with the @wordoftheday “morass” followed by the words from the 14 prior days, here are their choice chosen words.:

morass, gelid , dilapidated, comportment, reverie, meticulous, opaque, meander, vend, deluge, blandishment, preempt, amid, reminiscent, environs

….now I’m very curious to see the delightful words, each new day brings at http://www.instagram.com/wordoftheday

here’s the tale that I wrote using the wordoftheday’s choice chosen words:

“the word vendor”

meandering among the shelves
in his favorite environs
in the last remaining
independent bookstore
on the corner
days before it was scheduled
to close
he bemoaned the rapid disappearance
of solid hard back books
and the dilapidated state of the written word
he wondered why the language had sunk
so quickly
and so low
into a morass of slang and sound bites

wv1

nobody seemed to write full sentences anymore
as the internet
instantaneous communication
and instant gratification
had deluged the world
with an ever increasing need for speed
sound bites
replaced sentences
words got shorter
butchered
chopped up into chunks
abbreviated
into
letters
of
text
preempting all attempts
to use a dictionary

wv2

he sat in a silent reverie
amid a pile of thesauruses and dictionaries
reminiscent of times gone by
meditating on the meticulous
multiple shades
of meaning
of a single
word

and as the time ticked away
and the room became gelid
he reached for his jacket
glanced at his watch
and realized that the closing time
was drawing near
and his hope for the world
dropped
drooped
and dragged

wv3

so he did what he knew
would make him feel better
he closed his eyes
and opened up a dictionary
and picked a random word
his hand
landed on

vend

at first the significance
of his choice
was quite opaque
but then
he began to understand
his renewed purpose in life

with bit of blandishment
he decided
he would vend

a
single
stellar
word

and sentences
as needed

offering
the perfect celebratory sentence on a birthday card
or
the precise word that captured sincere condolences expressed

wv4

with his head held high
and his comportment
strong and sure
he vowed that
he would bring back
the English language
championing its full glory
to the people near and far
restoring it fully
to its former
state of grandeur
restoring it fully
to a state of grace

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….The Weaver Of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

the-word-vendor treasury(2)

the link to the treasury on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzA0NjEyMg/the-word-vendor

where all the words are located in the story:

morass, gelid , dilapidated, comportment, reverie, meticulous, opaque, meander, vend, deluge, blandishment, preempt, amid, reminiscent, environs

“the word vendor”

MEANDERING among the shelves
in his favorite ENVIRONS
in the last remaining
independent bookstore
on the corner
days before it was scheduled
to close
he bemoaned the rapid disappearance
of solid hard back books
and the DILAPIDATED state of the written word
he wondered why the language had sunk
so quickly
and so low
into a MORASS of slang and sound bites

nobody seemed to write full sentences anymore
as the internet
instantaneous communication
and instant gratification
had DELUGED the world
with an ever increasing need for speed
sound bites
replaced sentences
words got shorter
butchered
chopped up into chunks
abbreviated
into
letters of
text
PREEMPTING all attempts
to use a dictionary

he sat in a silent REVERIE
AMID a pile of thesauruses and dictionaries
REMINISCENT of times gone by
meditating on the METICULOUS
multiple shades of meaning
of a single word

and as the time ticked away
and the room became GELID
he reached for his jacket
glanced at his watch
and realized that the closing time
was drawing near
and his hope for the world
dropped
drooped
and dragged

so he did what he knew
would make him feel better
he closed his eyes
and opened up a dictionary
and picked a random word
his hand
landed on

VEND

at first the significance
of his choice
was quite OPAQUE
but then
he began to understand
his renewed purpose in life
with bit of BLANDISHMENT
he decided
he would vend
single stellar words
and sentences as needed
offering the perfect celebratory
sentence on a birthday card
or
the precise word that
captured sincere condolences
expressed
with his head held high
and his COMPORTMENT
strong and sure
he vowed
he would bring back
the English language
championing it’s full glory
to the people near and far
restoring it fully
to its former
state of grandeur
restoring it fully
to a state of grace

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