Spelling Words…

This weeks exercise on Ink Paper Pen is using the word “Piqued”.

A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.tr.v. piqued, piqu·ing, piques
1. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
2. To provoke; arouse: The portrait piqued her curiosity.
3. To pride (oneself): He piqued himself on his stylish attire.

This is what I came up with, it’s a departure from the Jimmy James stories.

She looked down the list of spelling words her 7 year old was learning. Every Monday he came home with a list of spelling words to learn. Most of the words were set by the teacher, but the last three words were chosen by her son. The words he chose never ceased to amaze her.

“Jack, how did you choose these words?” She asked her son.

“I opened the dictionary and picked some words, and those ones had Q’s in them.” Jack had a tone in his voice that sounded like it was the most natural thing in the world.

“OK,” she replied hesitantly, “I understand Jonquil, after all, we have them growing in the front yard, but pique?” she questioned.

“But it’s a really cool word,” Jack replied enthusiastically, “It has cool meanings and my teacher couldn’t say it right!” he giggled.

“Fair enough.” She laughed along with him, “but, can you spell it?”

“Not yet,” Jack replied, “but that’s why I have to practice my spelling words.”

She smiled and left him to his look, cover, write, check exercises and went back to making dinner.

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
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