excerpt from WORDS TO TOW THE DAY with GRANDMA GLASSES
“Nope. Not until today have I encountered these words. Not in the two-volume Oxford Dictionary I kept in my bookshelf neither in Reader’s Digest Word Power,” she tapped her nose while in deep thought.
“Grammar and writing back in my days didn’t require us to use elaborate composition. Conciseness and paraphrasing was and is my way of writing,”mumbles Grandma Glasses.
“I’m not sure if I will remember these words, but it’s good to write them down in case I forget to remember.” Grandma Glasses walks around the room like a flustered mother hen.
“It may come in handy as writing themes, tags to begin a story, dialogue prompts or outline for a plot,” I was quick to respond confidently.
“OR when I want to confuse people with strange words, or totally disregard them with that,” Grandma Glasses continues.
And our discussion became as theatrical as Brynner and Kerr in the King and I.
(music in background )
(TheWriter enters sheepishly)
(Grandma Glasses shaking her head, stands next to the table)
Who would want to use psithurism?
when the sound of the wind through trees seems more visual?
Or librocubicularist …
(pulls out a book from the shelf)
when plainly a person who reads in bed is more relaxed and doesn’t sound claustrophobic?
(takes the book from the Writer)
Defenestrate is too limiting!
(walks to other side of room and looks out the window)
when you want to throw a person or something out of a window , he’s better being sacked!
(walks to TheWriter and taps on his shoulder)
Of course it will lead to disaster and spellchecker error too —
(turns around and faces Grandma Glasses)
if schlimmbesserung means an improvement that makes things worse.
(picks up an umbrella from the floor, and flicks it open)
Why forbid the beauty of the place?
(with arms outstretched)
when a garden walk planted with trees is much beautiful to describe than as xyst alone.
(Gently closes umbrella and slowly walks around the room )
But I like collywobbles –
(Slowly walks to the door)
as much as I do of butterflies in stomach.
THE WRITER (Off)
Enough of these strange words.
GRANDMA GLASSES (Off)
These words are too strange for my ears .
(fading music in background )
(light dims and fades)
“Yes I am a writer. I don’t keep a deadline for my paragraphs. I go with the flow, hang out and brainstorm At The Crafter’s Table. ” – Phwriter11