In this series, I will take the Word of the Day from Dictionary.com and craft a short piece of creative writing around it. My goal is to embrace the meaning of the word in some unique way, all the while trying out different styles, rhythms and characterizations. It is as much an exercise in creativity as it is an exploration of grammar. Enjoy!
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By Alex Seise
“Oh, don’t be so glib,” Margrethe huffed, waving her goblet in a manner that was equal parts impatient and lazy. “I’ll be the judge of my own character, thank you very much, and right now, this character,” she pointed an aged finger from her other hand directly at her breast, “judges her glass to be woefully empty of chi-an-ti.”