One Word Blog Day

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1.  noun.  Satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends.

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(Author’s note – I found an American 1935 edition of Roget’s Thesaurus at an estate sale last week.  It is in very good condition.  The 1935 American edition has the distinction of being the very first one issued with the sanction and approval of Samuel Romilly Roget, the author’s grandson and holder of the existing British copyright.  Previous American printings were not authorised by Roget and are considered ‘incomplete’.  I chose ‘atonement’ for One Word Blog Day as it was the entry I came upon when I first opened the book.  vmls)

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Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found at and, and
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2 Responses to One Word Blog Day

  1. thatgrrl says:

    Atonement is an interesting word to have picked. I wonder if there actually was anything missing or incomplete about the old ‘unauthorized’ edition.

  2. Yes, out of all the other words on the two pages I opened to… my brain ‘chose’ atonement. Considering the two chapters I have been working on for my novel, I would say that ‘choice’ was a subconscious rather than conscious one.

    I wonder too… perhaps nothing. Roget may have been in a ‘huff’ because ‘those bloody Yanks’ didn’t ask permission? Remember the tizzy they threw when we dumped all that tea in the harbor? “Stiff upper lip” my…. 🙂

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