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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2013-05-13 09:10 am

Prompt #170

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

Once you've completed your ficlet, please either comment here, or post a link to it, if you're posting on your own journal. Feel free to reference the community or number of the prompt in your outside posts, but if you use the actual word, please put it under a cut to avoid spoiling others, should they want to write spontaneously.

Today's word is: late

late [leyt], lat·er or lat·ter, lat·est or last, adverb, lat·er, lat·est.

adjective
1. occurring, coming, or being after the usual or proper time: late frosts; a late spring.
2. continued until after the usual time or hour; protracted: a late business meeting.
3. near or at the end of day or well into the night: a late hour.
4. belonging to the time just before the present moment; most recent: a late news bulletin.
5. immediately preceding the present one; former: the late attorney general.

adverb
9. after the usual or proper time, or after delay: to arrive late.
10. until after the usual time or hour; until an advanced hour, especially of the night: to work late.
11. at or to an advanced time, period, or stage: The flowers keep their blossoms late in warm climates.
12. recently but no longer: a man late of Chicago, now living in Philadelphia.

Idioms
13. of late, lately; recently: The days have been getting warmer of late.

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[personal profile] merlose 2013-05-17 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Ficlet here! ♥