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 extended her slender arm and brushed the top of the soil with her finger, not even cracking its crust. And there, on the exact spot of loam its mother caressed, the young spider plantlet took root.