Friday, June 3, 2011

The Power of a Word

I was reading something work-related today and came across mélange. Instantly, that one word brought back the endless deserts, the giant man-eating sand worms that could be avoided by using an irregular gait, the people of Dune with their all-blue eyeballs from consuming mélange.

Just one word has the power to recreate an entire planet, an entire people—a bazillion years after I read the book. (I was twelve. Yep, that was a loooong time ago.)

Dune is going on my TBR-again list.

And as for the word choices I make while I write? No pressure, right? Um, yeah.

Thank you, mélange.


  1. Dune is one of my favorite books of all time!

    Just wanted to say I loved Emerald 3. What an excellent short story. Thank you for writing it.

  2. Thank you, Anna. You made an author's day!