Lady Rougepen Says: Learn Va-Va-Va-Voom Victorian Vocabulary

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Break out your bonnet! It’s time to learn some some phrases from an era when Queen Victoria ruled England, and things were chaste, but interesting.

Butter up the bacon – a statement of excess. An alternate phrase is “over-egging the pudding.”

Cop a mouse – get a black eye

Gigglemug – a face, always on the verge of smiling or laughter

Got the morbs  – feeling blue or depressed, as in “morbid.”

Make a stuffed bird laugh – so ridiculous, cheesy.

Cat-lap – a weak drink, as in it’s too “soft.”

Other interesting history from this era:

The terms “light” or “dark” meat, to describe chicken, came about in the 1890s to replace the “obscene” words chicken “breasts” and “thighs.”

Cupid was a buffed, Adonis-type figure. The Victorians replaced it with a sweet chubby baby, devoid of any sexuality.

I personally love the Victorian era’s class, when it wasn’t being…

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Dinner with the Editor

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Thought we’d start off Monday & the week with some writing humor. 

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Are You Interested in Truth?

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Seeking purpose today is my goal, discovering a reason and a need to get out of bed and do something, anything.  Because, unfortunately, I have spent a large portion of my life aimless and without purpose.  Wondering, and depressed, drunken and alone.  So I started writing, I started working on my purpose, I started this website seekingpurposetoday.com for the sole reason to discover this purpose and transcribe my findings to the masses.

In the past 19 months of my sobriety from alcohol and drugs I have come to many profound realizations and have tried my best to expound on them here.  However, like an archaeologist looking for old bones, I feel that I have finally stumbled on to the truth I have been seeking.

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First I would like to share with you my failures, the paths that were colored with roses and…

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Lady Rougepen Says: Fade to Black

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In honor or Black Lives Matter, I thought Lady Rougepen should do some Ebonic (aka Black American English or African American Vernacular English) colloquialisms:

imagePut your foot in it – referring to delicious food. “Mmm-mmm. Candace really put her foot in that sweet potato pie!”

Trifling – a bum; lazy; worthless. “Rodney is so trifling that he always asks for rides, but never offers to pay for gas.”

Just a squirrel, trying to get a nut – struggling; just trying to make ends meet; fighting to survive. “Nathan didn’t realize how expensive things were until he moved out of his parents’ home. Now, he’s just a squirrel, trying to get a nut.”

Split your wig – a violent act, literally meaning to bust open your head. “Scott fell off his bike, and needed stitches. He nearly split his wig!”

See the receipts – show me the proof. “My son…

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Happy Juneteeth!

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For those of you who don’t know what this holiday is about. It was June 19, 1865 that slaves in Texas finally got the message that Abraham Lincoln had freed them. Let’s celebrate 155 years of African American freedom today. Since then, my people have made remarkable contributions to science, entertainment, civil rights, and literature, and art.

God bless.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community…

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Flash Fiction: The New Guy

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TheNew Guy

By Sean C. Wright Neeley   

I noticed him immediately. He arrived here too soon, but they say the higher power knows best.

He was beautiful in varying shades of purple – violet, amethyst, and lavender.

He was diminutive, but fit.

He had flawless caramel skin and large, hazel eyes. The eyes had it. They were intense with a mystery I never wanted to solve. He had a beauty mark on his left cheek – the period at the end of a sexy poem.

I knew of him before he came here, but he knew nothing of me. I decided that I would go talk to him on a day that he looked especially stunning with the clouds swirling around him in all his purple glory. His guitar hung casually from his shoulder.

“Hello.”

“Hello.” His voice was especially deep; nothing like the falsetto I had often…

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Book Recommendation: Skoll’s Diary

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All this recent racial tension is salt in the wound that was already opened with the pandemic. I predicted that things would get this bad in 2016. Anyway, I wrote about a social experiment for my people, last year when things were relatively, normal: how would things look for Africans and African Americans, untouched by colonization and racism on another plant in the Milky Way? Give my science fiction novel, Skoll’s Diary, a read, and let’s talk about it. It’s available in ebook and paperback form.

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Plot: Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly…

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5 Cliches in YA Dystopian Novels That Need to Stop

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My first novel was a YA Dystopian novel, and I think it’s safe to say that the genre is still close to my heart. I can’t get enough of the stories that warn us about the evils of power, corrupt governments, and societies where right and wrong are skewed beyond recognition.

And what do I do when I love something?

Make fun of it, obviously.

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I’m a huge believer in the importance of dystopian stories. It’s the writer’s job to warn us of what our lives could be like if our society travels down the wrong path.

At the same time, though, there are a ton of cliches in this genre that are overused and need to stop.

Dystopian writers and screenwriters everywhere, this one’s for you.

1. The Government is Bad

In our modern world, it seems like everyone who is a functioning member of society hates at least…

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