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
She ripped her hand from the scalding crimson wax, cursing in the process. But the pain was worth the pudding: out emerged the perfect replica of a skeleton key, ready for the pouring of the lead.
“Zut alors! The things I do for a passe-partout!” she exclaimed, peeling hot red globs from her finger tips.