Mal·le·a·ble [mal-ee-uh-buhl] adjective
1. capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers.
2. adaptable or tractable: the malleable mind of a child.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English
Now, the same word as defined 151 years ago:
Malleable, a. That may be drawn out and extended by beating; capable of extension by the hammer; a quality of metals, particularly of gold. Newton.
Malleable iron is cast iron, which, by a peculiar process, has been deprived of its carbon, and thus freed from its brittleness.
Yes, my malleable travel plans allowed me to return a couple of days early. And after raising an eyebrow at how words lose their “beating” violence with the years, I’ll tell you about my trip to Pre-Chaos… spending extra time with Luna, Leo and a couple of their friends was enlightening, and more emotional than I had expected.
I learned a lot about their world and wants, but the most important bit of recon I gathered—I think—was that “The Haunting” will be a lot longer than I thought. I figured I could ‘craft’ a closing in two more postings, but no, Luna and Leo want the beginning of their tale to be a novella. I want to be malleable and fair, and give the sexy, dark and bloody pair what they want. What about you, do you wanna give it to them?
The first installment of “The Haunting,” will be published at the beginning of June—after my spring semester is over. May is for AlmaMia Cienfuegos. I’ll tell you more about her mañana… at my Writing Site.
What did you do while I was gone, my luvs?