Word of the Day Stories

This is a collection of stories composed of a series of poems based on a month’s worth of Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Day.

A Mutual Aching to Leave

“The display case filled with fudge,
hard candies my mom would like.
I consider buying them, before remembering
she’s gone.”

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Odds & Evens

“A new year, another long day
corralling teenagers into
an English class reading a book
half of them won’t open.”

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A Traveler’s Hymn

“He packed his bags and threw them back
behind the driver’s seat.
His destination was not known,
but still he headed east.”

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Whatever Home Is

“Someone always there
to take care of the dishes.

Someone always there
to sign for packages.

Someone always there
to watch for red Corollas.”

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