Monday, January 21, 2008

Possible Side Effects (week 7 post A)


Festering (255)- To generate pus; suppurate

Austere (256)- severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding


" I was horribly spoiled, like mayonnaise left out in the summer sun".

" I'd never been in in a pickup truck before and this one smelled exotic: like wet dog aftershave".

Possible Side Effects (week 6 post A)


"Visiting Amah after visiting Carolyn was like swallowing a handful of broken glass after having a slice of banana cream pie".

"And she lived not in a mansion like Carolyn, but in a brick house surrounded by bamboo patches and rattlesnakes".

"But when I showed her my hands, picked at, dry, etched with deep cracks that almost looked like rivers of lava, she was alarmed".


Negligees (226)- A woman's loose dressing gown, often of soft, delicate fabric

Arthritic (226)- a person afflicted with arthritis.

Possible Side Effects (week 5 post A)


"Nonetheless, she could extend her tongue and then roll the edges inward, like a tortilla, creating a point at the end".

"I began chewing the gum. It had a strong, chemical taste. And then a moment later, it slightly burned. Like pepper".

"It's totally chomp, chomp, chomp gonna make my jaw fall off like Lucy Grealy".


Pilgrimage (219)- a journey, esp. a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion

Median (219)-
noting or pertaining to a plane dividing something into two equal parts, esp. one dividing an animal into right and left halves.