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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2014-06-22 09:31 am

Prompt #192

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: summer

sumĀ·mer [suhm-er]

noun
1. the season between spring and autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, and in the Southern Hemisphere from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
2. the period comprising the months of June, July, and August in the U.S., and from the middle of May to the middle of August in Great Britain.
3. a period of hot, usually sunny weather: We had no real summer last year.
4. the hotter half of the year (opposed to winter): They spend the summers in New Hampshire and the winters in Florida.
5. the period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline: the summer of life.

adjective
7. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of summer: Iced tea is a summer drink.
8. appropriate for or done during the summer: summer clothes; summer sports.
9. having the weather or warmth of summer: summer days in late October.

verb (used without object)
10. to spend or pass the summer: They summered in Maine.

verb (used with object)
11. to keep, feed, or manage during the summer: Sheep are summered in high pastures.
12. to make summerlike.

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