quell \kwel\, verb: 1. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish: The troops quelled the rebellion quickly. 2. to vanquish; subdue. 3. to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.): The child’s mother quelled his fears of the thunder. Muscrat didn’t want to dampen his brother’s enthusiasm, but he just...Read More ››
An Unnecessary Appendage
A haven for the random creative bursts from the Literati crew that might never appear on a printed page, but should exist somewhere.
plethoric \ple-THAWR-ik, -THOR-, PLETH-uh-rik\, adjective: 1. overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by plethora. Everyone loves and loses. They must, it is our duty to the gods. The soul is not made up of cosmic fairy particles muddled with divinity and sprinkled...Read More ››
ha-ha \HAH-hah\, noun: sunk fence. After the doors broke down and the enraged peasantry flooded through, the young girl fled into the fields. She knew what her father had done, it was all her mother could talk about. “That man will finally be the death of us,” her mother...Read More ››
marmoreal \mahr-MAWR-ee-uhl, -MOHR-\, adjective: of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness. With a delicate, almost inhumane marmoreal face and soulful blue eyes, the medical examiners solemnly agreed the young Russian immigrant was the loveliest thing any of them had ever seen. They took great care in zipping up...Read More ››