"She had her own way with the words. played with them in her mouth like cherry chocolates."
I thove Billie Holiday's voice, because this is exactly how she sounds. The first time I remember a sentence having such an effect on me was when I read that one and I've wanted to write ever since. I aspire to be a writer who writes sentences that stop readers in their tracks, but I don't think it will ever happen, at least not in a profoundly moved way. Incredulous? Perhaps. Moved? I really doubt it. For starters, if I can't think of a good word, I'll make one up as needed instead of taking the time to write that sort of sentence.
I diswant, as in, "I don't diswant pizza." A sentence I used to answer when my husband asked me if I wanted pizza. Diswant. no, I don't "want"/crave it, but I'm not opposed to it either. Makes no sense but it worked. And I was even sober. I was sober when I made up the word fronthunkus too
Fronthunkus. As opposed to bohunkus.. Iit’s the part I want Banshee to put on the ground when she just sits rather than lies down as commanded. “Lie down.” She sits. “No, I said lie down.” I lean a little lower, “Girl, lie your fronthunkus down.” Stern voice… she does.
Thove.. thing love “I thove Billie Holiday's voice. “ we only have the one word for love and I definitely do not love Billie Holiday's voice the way I love my people.
I wonder what a 15 year old single malt will do for my vocabulary? I think I shall drink myself thesaurial. I aspire.