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
Before flying off into the lush canopy, the parrot squawked just one word: “PHENOM.” The reverberating sound bounced off the moist vines and trunks like a rubber ball.
It was vague; but still, enough of a clue for Carlos to know where to start his search.