NaPoWriMo – Day 17

NaPoWriMo – Day 17

The day 17 prompt was to find, either on my shelves or online, a specialised dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it wasn’t a standard dictionary! Then write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from the specialised source.  I chose words from The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction and chose random words from it through dice rolling, a very scientific method which fuels more of my plots than I care to admit.  The ten random words were:

Hard-Core Science

The Alien was Cyborged by the Xenobiologist

The alien was cyborged by the xenobiologist
The thing that she made turned out to be a BDO
A Frankenstein’s monster filled with nanites
And it was angry
So so angry
About her lack of hard-core science knowledge
This humanoid had to run
And run fast
Raise the ship and go into hyperdrive

She hit the ground with such a thud
The air was knocked from her lungs
Back in reality her boyfriend looked over
Confusedly asked her what was wrong
But all she could say was ‘I have to gafiate’
Mumble it
Over and over again

Copyright D M Day 2016


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