FOWC- Wordsmith

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.
Today’s word is wordsmith.

When I heard she was a wordsmith, I instantly thought she’d try to pull the wool over my eyes like a politician.
You know the type. A lot of of big words artfully strung together to sound appealing but say nothing.
One of my former teachers sometimes marked essays with a VG. It didn’t stand for “very good”. It stood for “verbal garbage”. I learned how to spot a ‘scammer’ a long time ago. So, when she ‘waltzed’ into my office flashing a stunning smile , I folded my arms.

“Ms. Tuttle, please have a seat.”

“Oh, call me Suzanne.”


“I’ve read your resume. It’s impressive. But how might your experience with writing children’s books be advantageous to my travel business?”.

“Thank-you, sir. It would A… be adventurous. B… be beautiful. C… be creative. D… be deliberative. E…”

“Wait, just tell me in your own everyday words if you don’t mind.”

“Absolutely. Well, One… I have managed to convince kids to do things they resist doing. Two… I’ve challenged kids to use their eyes. Three…”.

“Hold on.
[Making air quotes]
I thought your talent was based on being a “wordsmith”? You were brought in to create brochures that’ll seduce clients.”

“Oh no sir… I make word lists. I reduce concepts to a six year old understanding. I don’t seduce anything.”

“Um… on your way out, would you kindly try to explain to my secretary that she’s fired?”.

FOWC with Fandango — Wordsmith – This, That, and The Other (


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