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Delighted Clara’s cattywhampus is today’s WordBowl winner, as she has submitted several words, all of which I looked forward to writing, but this one especially because cattywhampus — slang, meaning “in disarray or disorder, askew, awry” — is so much fun to say out loud. 658 more words

Word Of The Day

On Punching SpongeBob SquarePants In the Nose

Walking along Hollywood Boulevard, I nearly shoved SpongeBob SquarePants into the road. It wasn’t that the costume was terrible, because it was. I imagined him as the twin brother, SpongeGary, who fell out of the sea with dreams of stardom, only to find himself pandering for high-fives in the sweltering heat. 813 more words



The word means fertile, fruitful, abundant. Ours is a fecund world of 7 billion — old, young, and all in between — giving birth to new life in all forms: a child, a poem, a work of fiction or history, music. 980 more words

Writing From The Heart

Right Now and a Memory

August 3, 2014, 1:30 am
My infant son is sleeping fitfully next to me. I find that every time he stirs or struggles, I am roused, awakened. 588 more words

Personal Narrative


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After an unanticipated summer semi-hiatus, we return to our regularly scheduled WordBowl story programming with a high-concept Greek term  708 more words

Word Of The Day

Trucker Couple from Indiana

Norma’s lips curled over her toothless gums as she squeezed her husband’s arm. “This is so exciting, Eddie! Our first nice picture together.”

They were like teens, posing at junior prom. 260 more words

Creative Nonfiction