I feel like I’ve lost my vocabulary. I can’t remember words. I have a glimmer of an idea of the word I’m looking for, and I search frantically through the thesaurus trying to jar my memory. I’m shocked at how many words I’ve come across in my casual reading that I don’t recognize. Granted, my casual reading frequently includes some of the most verbose authors in the English language, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
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M. David Hornbuckle is the author of the novel The Fireball Brothers, which will be published by Livingston Press in April 2019. It is his third book. He is also a musician and songwriter, as well as the founding editor of the literary magazine Steel Toe Review. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama. View all posts by mdavidhornbuckle