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Day 22: Dudgeon

Word of the Day:



  1. a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon.
  2. Obsolete. a kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers, etc.
  3. Obsolete. a handle or hilt made of this wood.
  4. Obsolete. a dagger having such a hilt.

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Day 2: Umbra

The Word of the Day is



  1. shade; shadow.

  2. the invariable or characteristic accompaniment or companion of a person or thing.

  3. Astronomy.

    1. the complete or perfect shadow of an opaque body, as a planet, where the direct light from the source of illumination is completely cut off.
    2. the dark central portion of a sunspot.
  4. a phantom or shadowy apparition, as of someone or something not physically present; ghost; spectral image

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A Project—And Its Beginning

Normally, I confess, an idea for a Project would inspire me to plan for two days—or weeks, depending on the enormity of such a project.  I would certainly give you more than a few hours’ notice before asking if you wanted to join me in such a Project.  Unfortunately for all involved, this particular idea only occurred to me this morning, and I thought it most suited to this month given the brevity of February and that I will be celebrating seven years of Writership tomorrow thanks to a similar Project.

Every day for the month of February, I (and anyone who cares to join me) will be writing Something for ten to fifteen minutes.  This Something will have only two requirements: it must be fictional prose, and it must in some way include whatever the Dictionary.com Word of the Day is—preferably within the first sentence.  Beyond that, it can be anything: a story, a bit of description, a character sketch.

If you care to join me, post your creation in the comments each day.  There will be no big prize at the end; there is no incentive, except to have a way to consistently write without having to undertake a big project.  Take it or leave it. Continue reading A Project—And Its Beginning

Two Years of Semicolons!

second birthday cupcakeTwo years already!  Let’s celebrate with Internet chocolate and books!

The last year has held many adventures.  To name a few:





To many more years of Word Nerding—

Cara Kennaway


1 Year and 100 Pages

first birthday cake

Today is a momentous day, people.  Today marks one full year since Semicolons Forever was created.

Let’s reflect.  In no particular order (Actually, it’s a fairly particular order.  But we won’t acknowledge that):

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