One Word Blog Day

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1.  adjective.  composed of or marked with blood.

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About VeronicaThePajamaThief

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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4 Responses to One Word Blog Day

  1. thatgrrl says:

    That’s a weird word. Isn’t sanguine a word that means being calm? You would think it’s a spin off of the other word but very different meanings.

    • Sanguine has several meanings –

      1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
      2. reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
      3. (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.
      4. bloody; sanguinary.
      5. blood-red; red.

      I find it interesting that ‘cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations’ could derive from a word whose origin was anything but –

      1275–1325; Middle English sanguyne a blood-red cloth < Old French sanguin < Latin sanguineus bloody, equivalent to sanguin-, stem of sanguis blood + -eus -eous

      A footnote… I have used another derivative of the word – sanguineous – in my flash fiction piece for Lily Childs' Friday Prediction. I will have the piece published on my blog as soon as I come up with a title. 🙂

  2. Billie Jean says:

    I love it!

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