Mar. 11th, 2008

The plan

Mar. 11th, 2008 10:44 pm
one_word: (Hope springs)
The plan for this journal, which takes its cue from [livejournal.com profile] jaylake's [livejournal.com profile] storywords community, is for me to pick a word each day and write a short piece of fiction about it. I need to keep my hand in, keep writing, and it doesn't take much to write short little bursts of fiction; I just have to stay disciplined about it. I may end up doing more than one piece per day if the one I write seems to me to be good enough to try to send to someone else in the hopes they'll pay me for it. But one way or another, my intent is to write something each day. We'll see how it goes. Wish me luck!
one_word: (Disturbing)
I couldn't name her. It was on the tip of my tongue, her name, but every time I looked at her I was distracted. As though a frictionless field surrounded her against which my gaze slid away, looking directly at her was simply impossible. That being the case, even though I couldn't remember her name, I couldn't call her by another. Being unable to look at her was bad enough, but calling her by some word not her own seemed to make it worse, disrespectful somehow. "Nameless," was a misnomer. But named, she'd be human, and in her state, so badly burned she was unrecognizable, I couldn't let her be human. That would be too much pain to bear.

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misnomer:
1.    a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation.
2.    an error in naming a person or thing.

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