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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 87
September 17, 2013
15 Minute Tweet TalesIt’s starting to feel like we have a repeat word from last year every week. This time the word on 9/16 was supposed to be orgulous, but we already had it almost exactly a year ago. With this many repeats, I hope I don’t run out of words in the Rare Words book before the end of the year!
 
I also thought it was interesting that three of the words this week actually had to do with words, or at least describing how words are put together: causerie, chrestomathy, and anaphora. Words about words are always fun!
 
And now here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:
 
9/11 – She's barking mad the editor turned her essay about years of canine social behavior research into a causerie on how to train your dog.
 
9/12 – Ken panicked at his tingling lips – a broken embouchure before the concert would ruin him. His rival removed the IcyHot from his reed.
 
9/13 – The publisher includes the story he plagiarized from his ex-wife in his chrestomathy. He hates that it's always been his most popular.
 
9/14 – His tank runs out of air. The Tempean ocean's a nice place to die, but relief when a mermaid appears. Until she smiles. She's all teeth.
 
9/15 – "I adore your superb mind, your superb face, your superb body." He only means the last in his anaphora; it's the fist that wins her love.
 
9/16 – Costumes too expensive for 8 kids, so Mom pulls out trunk of Nana's fusty clothes. Find jewel sewn in skirt lining; changes their lives.
 
9/17 – On her 1st day as PTA president: 6 parents brawl about smartest kid & principal hires escort with bake sale money. She immediately demits.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?
15 Minute Tweet TalesIt’s starting to feel like we have a repeat word from last year every week. This time the word on 9/16 was supposed to be orgulous, but we already had it almost exactly a year ago. With this many repeats, I hope I don’t run out of words in the Rare Words book before the end of the year!
 
I also thought it was interesting that three of the words this week actually had to do with words, or at least describing how words are put together: causerie, chrestomathy, and anaphora. Words about words are always fun!
 
And now here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:
 
9/11 – She's barking mad the editor turned her essay about years of canine social behavior research into a causerie on how to train your dog.
 
9/12 – Ken panicked at his tingling lips – a broken embouchure before the concert would ruin him. His rival removed the IcyHot from his reed.
 
9/13 – The publisher includes the story he plagiarized from his ex-wife in his chrestomathy. He hates that it's always been his most popular.
 
9/14 – His tank runs out of air. The Tempean ocean's a nice place to die, but relief when a mermaid appears. Until she smiles. She's all teeth.
 
9/15 – "I adore your superb mind, your superb face, your superb body." He only means the last in his anaphora; it's the fist that wins her love.
 
9/16 – Costumes too expensive for 8 kids, so Mom pulls out trunk of Nana's fusty clothes. Find jewel sewn in skirt lining; changes their lives.
 
9/17 – On her 1st day as PTA president: 6 parents brawl about smartest kid & principal hires escort with bake sale money. She immediately demits.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Jocelyn Rish

Jocelyn Rish is a writer and filmmaker who never imagined her cheeky sense of humor would lead to a book about animal butts. When she's not researching fanny facts, she tutors kids to help them discover the magic of reading. Jocelyn has won numerous awards for her short stories, screenplays, short films, and novels and lives in South Carolina with her booty-ful dogs.