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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2014-06-08 03:17 pm

Prompt #190

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: bone

bone [bohn]

noun
1. Anatomy, Zoology.
..a. one of the structures composing the skeleton of a vertebrate.
..b. the hard connective tissue forming the substance of the skeleton of most vertebrates, composed of a collagen-rich organic matrix impregnated with calcium, phosphate, and other minerals.
2. such a structure from an edible animal, usually with meat adhering to it, as an article of food: Pea soup should be made with a ham bone.
3. any of various similarly hard or structural animal substances, as ivory or whalebone.
4. something made of or resembling such a substance.
5. a small concession, intended to pacify or quiet; a conciliatory bribe or gift: The administration threw the student protesters a couple of bones, but refused to make any basic changes in the curriculum or requirements.

verb (used with object), boned, bonĀ·ing.
10. to remove the bones from: to bone a turkey.
11. to put whalebone or another stiffener into (clothing).
12. Agriculture . to put bone meal into (feed, fertilizer, etc.).

adverb
13. completely; absolutely: bone tired.

Idioms
14. bone up, Informal. to study intensely; cram: We're going to have to bone up for the exam.
15. feel in one's bones, to think or feel intuitively: She felt in her bones that it was going to be a momentous day.
16. have a bone to pick with someone, to have cause to disagree or argue with someone: The teacher had a bone to pick with him because his homework paper was identical with his neighbor's.
17. make no bones about
..a. to deal with in a direct manner; act or speak openly: He makes no bones about his dislike of modern music.
..b. to have no fear of or objection to.
18. to the bone
..a. to the essentials; to the minimum: The government cut social service programs to the bone.
..b. to an extreme degree; thoroughly: chilled to the bone.

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[personal profile] geminianeyes 2014-06-09 01:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, I wrote a semi-gore fic. :) http://geminianeyes.com/?p=8326 Thanks for the prompt!
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[personal profile] kate 2014-06-09 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
You're welcome, and that's an interesting piece! A vivid world you've built there.
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[personal profile] edenfalling 2014-09-24 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Title: Who You Are in the Dark
Fandom: Homestuck
Word Count: 425
Summary: It's not safe to meet in person, to make these tiny, transient bubbles of illusory comfort. It's not safe, and it can't last. Rose/Jade/Dave, Alpha Timeline Fluff... for certain idiosyncratic values of fluff, anyway.

Who You Are in the Dark