Thursday, March 31, 2016

A-Z Challenge Day 2

Saturday April 2

Today I have used three neglected words:-
Bosky (a)  abundant in bushes, shrubs or trees.
Bombinate (v)   Buzz, hum.
Bifurcate (v) Divide into two branches.

Let me read it to you




Which way to turn? To my left a grassy dell, gently undulating, bathed in sunshine. But I turn to my right and enter the bosky coppice. I clamber, trip, tumble. I snag my clothes on vicious brambles but I carry on.

I follow a babbling brook. It bifurcates. I sit cross-legged between the two streams, my back to the divide. Which to follow? To my left the sparkling water gently flows, silver fish dance, bees bombinate. But I choose to wade the angry deluge to my right. I slip on rocks, I slide on slimy weed. The torrent froths, splashes, but  somehow I feel exhilarated, excited, expectant.

Life is filled with choices. I made mine. For without  venture, there can be no gain.

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My next short story is called 'The Choir' and it embraces two neglected words.

If you missed yesterday's story, 'Whoopsie!', you can find it HERE


42 comments:

  1. "bombinate"
    That's fun to say. Your story brings the neglected words to life :-)
    Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

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  2. I am familiar with the word bifurcate as it is sometimes used in medical terminology; the other two I honestly had never heard of before :) I do agree, life does need to have a bit of venture I do believe!

    betty
    http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/

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    1. Playing it safe gets you nowhere. Thanks betty.

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  3. I do not bombinate!!!!!!!! *giggle* I love your theme. It teaches me so much more of this lovely language.

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  4. bosky and bombinate, something new, thanks for visit

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  5. Fun poetic read :) Bees bombinating above the bifurcating stream between bosky banks. Thanks for the great new words!
    Sudha from
    Everyday Muse

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  6. No words to describe ! Such a short , sweet yet profound post ! You have a fan in me !

    @Subhmohanty from
    And Life Unfolds
    A for Alone
    B for Butterfly

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  7. Wow...that's what I just want to say. Reading your post enriches my language skills. happy to have come across your blog :)

    http://drsushreedash.blogspot.in/

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  8. I know the word bifurcate and try to use it every now and then. ~grin~ The other two were new to me. Thanks for these fun tales!

    Best wishes! - Darla M. Sands
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen

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  9. Too Good... I have made my choise too..

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  10. True, life is all about choices. I would have turned left though :D

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    1. You surprise me Shilpa. I would not have enjoyed life as much without adventure and the occasional risk! Mind you, that also explains certain things which I won't admit to in such a public place!

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  11. love your wordy theme! Have a great B day!

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  12. Aha! Bombinate is the word for me. I know the other two. :)

    Great story twined with the otherwise neglected words. Also, I totally agree with you on the last sentence "Life is full of choices. Without venture, there can be no gain". Awaiting the ramblings of "The Chair" :)

    Dipanwita- Cocktails, Mocktails And Life

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it

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  13. Nice word usage. I knew bifurcate, but not the other two. :)

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    1. It's not a word I had heard until recently. Loads more to come - I wonder how many you will know?

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  14. I like the word "bosky." I grew up on the side of a bosky mountain.

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    1. Me too. It roils off the tongue!Thanks Shonna

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  15. Lovely words. And the message is so true, of course.

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  16. "Bees bombinate" is the best sentence ever! Such a fantastic word.

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    1. It did make me smile when I found it Annalisa!

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  17. B-b-brilliant - particularly like that -bosky coppice

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    1. Thank you Jae. I'm pretty sure I know which direction Alice would take!


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  18. Excellent - enjoyed your post very much. See you tomorrow I hope!

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    1. ...and I hope so too Susan! Thank you for your kind comment.

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  19. Bees bominating, sounds like they're dive bombing flowers. Life is full of choices, including what words to use, I loved your choices.

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    1. Beware of bominating bees! Thanks for you kind words.

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  20. Hi Keith! Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit. I love this story, great use of the words, and an interesting summation as well. I have always chosen the harder path too, but it has most certainly made life challenging!
    Josie Two Shoes from Josie's Journal

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    1. Now and again I come across old acquaintances, ex school friends and the like, and they've never left their hometown, never taken a chance. They have no idea what they are missing. Good to see you again Josie

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  21. Luckily when we married my wife and I would often take the road less travelled, which of course is always the best choice.

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    1. Indeed it is. I like not knowing what lies around the corner.

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