Plot for Valentine’s Day

Words used incorrectly in some article sentences or image captions found during reading of articles in December 2017 and January/February 2018 were used in a free-flow fiction writing exercise imposed upon myself this morning. Valentine’s Day is the theme. Shopping for Valentine’s Day became the story plot, since the first incorrect word used was “plot,” […]

She-Tick Spray to the Rescue (Not Product) – Sporkplode Video

Hey, hey, hey! Read an interesting article in early July about pest insects and other tiny “critters”. One sentence began with “She”, but most likely should have been ‘The’. Word usage caused a tickling sporkplode. Since a note about that article topped my growing list of blogging material, it’s now the main subject of my […]

When Eight Became Either

Opening sentence to a major news story published July 2, 2017: “A shootout erupted around 10:30pm on Sunday night in Avignon, southern France, when two gunmen opened fire on a crowd outside the Arrahma mosque leaving either people injured…” During article read, realized “either” should have been numeral ‘eight’. No correction as of this date […]

Inappropriate Thanks

On June 23, 2017 I read an article about Australia taxing banks and noticed, what I believe, to be an inappropriate use of the word “thanks”: “The tax was imposed by South Australia, which is struggling with the country’s highest unemployment rate and thanks the banks should be doing more to pitch in.” I think thanks […]

Varioous the Moose

I’m halfway decent at spelling words, so when reading, some misspelled words ripple my read . A few weeks ago, I saw “varioous”, rather than “various”, used in a sentence. For me, even though mind-rippled, misspelled words fodders creative muse, sometimes causing writer inspiration. The poet in me automatically anchored “varioous” (silent “u”) to “the […]