Flash Fiction Friday – Practical Uses of Superpowers (#1?)

This piece is pracically autobiographical – apart from the fact that I don’t have telekinetic powers, and that my name isn’t Mandy. But if I did have telekinetic powers, this is exactly the sort of thing I’d use them for. I think it might be fun to do a while series about ways in which superpowers might be used for more Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Practical Uses of Superpowers (#1?)

Flash Fiction Friday – Språkförbistring

The title of today’s flash fiction post, Språkförbistring, is a Swedish word I haven’t really found an English translation I like for. It refers to the idea of communication failing due to speaking past each other or just not understanding the language being used. It’s apparently used in the Swedish Bible to refer to the whole Tower of Babel thing, but Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – Språkförbistring

Tool Tips – Memrise

I’m not doing much Worldbuilding right now, so I don’t have a Worldbuilding Wednesday for you today, but I wanted to post something. Since I’ve been volunteering today, and got to practice my Arabic a lot, I thought this language-related post (which I wrote a while back) would be appropriate. Ever heard of Memrise? Well, you have now! Memrise is a learning Continue reading Tool Tips – Memrise

V is for Vocabulary

Vocabularies are funny things. In Swedish, vocabulary is called ordförråd which literally means “word stockpile” or “word storage” so I always imagine a vocabulary being a sort of large cupboard that you put words into. With my Arabic studies, vocabulary has always been my biggest problem (other than, you know, actually having the guts to speak). I’ve had no problems with Continue reading V is for Vocabulary