"I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all." ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

"I write when I dream and I dream when I write."

~Khadija Craddock

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Word of the Day...Use the word


\BURK\ , verb;

1. To suppress or get rid of by some indirect maneuver.

2. To murder, as by suffocation, so as to leave no or few marks of violence.
 "If he means that the reviewers will burke me as far as they can, no doubt he is right; but when I am dead there will be other reviewers and I have already done enough to secure that they shall from time to time look me up."
-- Samuel Butler, The Notebooks of Samuel Butler
"Holding her was a rage and a torment and there was the dressing-gown and the teddy and 'Chop, chop, here comes a chopper' to burke him."
-- Audrey Lillian Barker, John Brown's body
 This is a good word to use in your story. How would you use burke in a sentence? Don't be shy. 
I know that because she thinks she is in love with Roy, Lacey will stop at nothing to burke me, even if it's a misunderstanding, which it is not, but never the less she has no acumen to do so besides just be insanely insane.  -- Khadija Craddock, Awakened

 Now its your turn to use the word.