Thursday, February 19, 2009

Three Word Thursday

Three Word Thursday #2

Quilly has started a fun new challenge for those of us that like to write. What is it about? Well, I'll let Quilly tell you in her own words: So, are you game for another game? This one will really test your metal. Every Thursday I will give you three words, which you then have to use to create a story. You have anytime until the following Thursday to post your story on your own blog, and come back here to let us know you’ve posted. (Just leave your comment, I’ll take care of the links.)

Sound too easy? Well, there is one little catch. There’s a good chance the words I choose, aren’t going to be words you are familiar with. You may just need to look them up.

Don sat at his desk, lost in his numismatics, unaware of anything going on in the world around him. Being very perspicacious, he knew of the prospective profits involved with the work he did. He even planned to create a course in numismatics, to teach at the local collage. Suddenly Don was pulled back to the reality of his surroundings as he heard a terrible racket in the hallway outside his apartment. A fracas had broken out, too close to his door for comfort. He quickly stuffed his coins, medals, and paper moneys back into their boxes and bags, shoving them into desk drawers. As he locked the drawers a loud knock came at his door. He slipped the key into his secret hiding place, then went to see what it was all about.

Definitions from

fracas - a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar

numismatics - the study or collecting of coins, medals, paper money, etc

perspicacious - having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning: to exhibit perspicacious judgment. Archaic. having keen vision.

Next weeks words:
opprobrious, quondam, & casuistry.

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Nessa said...

What's gonna happen next? Can't wait.

bettygram said...

I hope the drawers are well locked.You are leaving us hanging too.

Dr.John said...

Great use of words that aren't used very often in everyday speech. My only complaint is you left me wondering what the fracas was all about. My perspicacious mind makes me think that if there are crooks out there just locking the drawers and hiding the keys won't protect the treasures his practice of numismatics have gotten him.

Anonymous said...

Hey! What was it all about?! Come back here and finish your story!