Hey all my writers out there, the Shorts topic for June is waves. Now, I wrote my piece on June 1st and used ocean waves and surfing as my subject matter. Kate also wrote on the topic, and took a wonderful Edgar Allen Poe approach. But what about the rest of you? I would love to see what YOU can come up with.
So, to help this along, I have included ALL of the definitions for wave I could find on Dictionary.com As you can see, there is a lot more to this topic than simple waves crashing on the shore.
When you write a story on this, be sure to leave a link – either here or on the June 1st post. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
|2.||any surging or progressing movement or part resembling a wave of the sea: a wave of the pulse.|
|3.||a swell, surge, or rush, as of feeling or of a certain condition: a wave of disgust sweeping over a person; a wave of cholera throughout the country.|
|4.||a widespread feeling, opinion, tendency, etc.: a wave of anti-intellectualism; the new wave of installment buying.|
|5.||a mass movement, as of troops, settlers, or migrating birds.|
|6.||an outward curve, or one of a series of such curves, in a surface or line; undulation.|
|7.||an act or instance of waving.|
|8.||a fluttering sign or signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.: a farewell wave.|
|9.||natural waviness of the hair, or a special treatment to impart waviness: to have a wave in one’s hair; to get a shampoo and a wave.|
|10.||a period or spell of unusually hot or cold weather.|
|11.||Physics. a progressive disturbance propagated from point to point in a medium or space without progress or advance by the points themselves, as in the transmission of sound or light.|
|13.||(at sports events, esp. baseball games) a momentary standing and sitting back down by spectators in a sequential, lateral way to create, en masse, a wavelike effect visually.|
–verb (used without object)
|14.||to move freely and gently back and forth or up and down, as by the action of air currents, sea swells, etc.: The flags were waving in the wind.|
|15.||to curve alternately in opposite directions; have an undulating form: The road waved along the valley.|
|16.||to bend or sway up and down or to and fro, as branches or plants in the wind.|
|17.||to be moved, esp. alternately in opposite directions: The woman’s handkerchief waved in encouragement.|
|18.||to give a signal by fluttering or flapping something: She waved to me with her hand.|
–verb (used with object)
|19.||to cause to flutter or have a waving motion in: A night wind waves the tattered banners.|
|20.||to cause to bend or sway up and down or to and fro: The storm waved the heavy branches of the elm.|
|21.||to give an undulating form to; cause to curve up and down or in and out.|
|22.||to give a wavy appearance or pattern to, as silk.|
|23.||to impart a wave to (the hair).|
|24.||to move, esp. alternately in opposite directions: to wave the hand.|
|25.||to signal to by waving a flag or the like; direct by a waving movement: to wave a train to a halt; to wave traffic around an obstacle.|
|26.||to signify or express by a waving movement: to wave a last good-bye.|
|27.||make waves, Informal. to disturb the status quo; cause trouble, as by questioning or resisting the accepted rules, procedures, etc.: The best way to stay out of trouble at the office is not to make waves.|
What definition are you going to use to stretch you creative writing muscles?