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Mirabilia

Welcome to The Word! Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, mirabilia, where does it take me? Where does it take you?

[ mee-rah-bil-i-ah; English mir-uh-bil-ee-uh ]

Plural Noun

  1. Marvels; miracles.

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** Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, mirabilia, where does it take me? Where does it take you? Learn more about “The Word” here.


Everyone describes them as gigantic beings of light—Gods, guardians, miracles, saviors, heroes! The newspapers write about them with some sick adoration. Yea, even you probably fawn over them.

I see them differently in many ways.

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Aureate

Welcome to The Word! Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, aureate, where does it take me? Where does it take you?

[ OR-ee-eit ]

Adjective

  1. Denoting, made of, or having the color of gold.
  2. (of language) Highly ornamented or elaborate.

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Sunlight filled the room, bathing everything in its golden glow. The brightness forced him to open his eyes. He did so squinting, the light painful. His body felt heavy and sluggish, a typical occurrence in the morning; yet, after another few moments of adjusting to the sunlight, and being awake in general, he realized that the heaviness was more specific. 

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Parsimonious

Welcome to The Word. Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, parsimonious, where does it take me? Where does it take you?

[ par-suh-MOH-nee-us ]

Adjective

  1. Exhibiting or marked by thrift or economy; especially: frugal to the point of stinginess.
  2. Sparing, restrained.

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It was a Tuesday. I remember that clearly for some reason. A rainy day outside—or that might be something I made up to embellish the story—the weather isn’t relevant at all, though. Anyway, I just got home from school, and my dad was home, waiting to greet me as always. 

We hugged, I put my backpack down, and then immediately went into it. 

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Are Ideas Worth Sharing?

Are Ideas Worth Sharing? 

(5-minute read)

The obvious answer we all want to say is, “Yes. Absolutely!” but there’s something to explore here as I recently discovered in myself a built-in hesitation, if not an outright fear, to do so. Frankly, I used to be the opposite! Proud to share my ideas with the world, maybe even too eager to do so. 

Now, there’s a reservation in me. What happened? I asked myself. Then, I chose to dive into this fear, to uncover it, shine a light on it, and find out how to remove it. Because ultimately, I think ideas ARE worth sharing, even that they need to be shared, so we can learn, understand, and grow individually and collectively. I am a teacher, after all!

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Stridor

Welcome to The Word! Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem, painting, dance move—inspired by the word, stridor, where does it take me? Where does it take you?

[ STRY-duhr ]

Noun

  1. A harsh, grating or creaking sound.

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The noise came from somewhere beneath her feet, vibrating the floorboards slightly, so she felt the sound as well. Lara turned to her boyfriend, and his face echoed the answer to the question in hers. He heard it too.

“What was that?” she asked.