February 4th, 2020

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Word of the Day 02/04/20 Concinnate

Concinnate (verb)
concinnate [ kon-suh-neyt ]

verb (used with object), con·cin·nat·ed, con·cin·nat·ing.
1. to arrange or blend together skillfully, as parts or elements; put together in a harmonious, precisely appropriate, or elegant manner.

Origin: 1595–1605; < Latin concinnatus, past participle of concinnare to prepare, set in order; cf. concinnous

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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  • kaige68

Numbers Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.
2) Get all 10 prompts by April 15th and win a banner!

It’s that easy.
There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

If you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone tell me about


  • haldoor

Awesome Monday on Tuesday!

It's already Tuesday here in NZ! K did tell me I could post on my Monday, but I was really busy at work, and then I had grocery shopping to do at home after work, so it didn't happen, I'm sorry! But as it's a new day today, I am here and raring to go!

It's been hot and humid in Auckland since February hit, so sleeping is not easy, and I feel like I didn't get my best in last night - in fact I even dreamed it was hot and sticky and that my sister turned the light on in the middle of the night, which made me annoyed (I always leave the lights off if I wake in the night as I think it's easier to get back to sleep if you haven't fooled your body into thinking it's daylight already!) - but hopefully I will make it through this Tuesday without falling asleep at my desk in the air-conditioned office! It's probably just this side of too cool for me to do that, but you never know!

How is your Monday shaping up, if that's where you are? I hope your week is looking good so far! I have Thursday off work for our national holiday, Waitangi Day, so I am very pleased about having a short week! As it's a Thursday, a lot of people have taken Friday off work here, so that means the office will be lovely and quiet on Friday too - yay! Maybe I'll get some more good words in this week - last week I managed to start the Rare Pairs sequel to the story I currently have at beta, so I'm hopeful...

Please check the usual tags for last week's Word of the Day, A-Z, Numbers, Weekend Challenge, Say What Friday, Fortune Cookie and anything else that popped up! I'd link them in but I've been having issues getting LJ to load pages at the moment, so I don't want this to take any longer than it already has.

Don't forget your Big Buddy Words either - how are you doing? You should be at 10% by now! And the other thing we have on the go is the Rare Pairs challenge, which ends on the 29th of this month. How are you doing with it? Check the tag for that to find the prompts that I've added every couple of days, and if you need any one word prompts I have a bunch of them available too!

Now, let's be creative out there!
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  • haldoor

Rare Pairs Prompt #10

I'm looking forward to hearing how you're all doing, and to handing out any short prompts today!

Here's the next 'long' prompt:

A meetup with an online friend goes bad

Need a short prompt or two? Give me some numbers between 1 and 150 and I'll give you some (hopefully) inspirational words. Note: some of these may be suggestive, but you don't have to use them that way, OR you may ask me for another word to replace the one/s you don't like, and I'll find you something that's more general.

The next long prompt will be in two days time, but in the meantime if you need anything else, comment here and I'll reply as soon as I can!
  • haldoor

Monthly Stats: January 2020

The first count for 2020 is ready! It wasn't a huge month for numbers, but as we like to say around here, every word counts. And we have lots of challenges and adventures planned for 2020 that will help make up more words in the months to come!

You all kicked off well!

Image word: 61 x 1,000. This is a wonderful start!

Written word: 157,161. Another great beginning!

1_million_words Total words to date 2020: 218,161

And while this may not seem huge, it is up on January for both 2018 and 2019, so I'm really confident we can increase our annual total from the 5.1 million of 2019! We are going to do fantastically in 2020!

Let's be creative out there!!! ;-)