Each Wednesday I pick a word, think about it for about five minutes, and then write down whatever inspiration or feeling the word has invoked.
Please do feel free to join in if you wish. You can either use the word as a prompt to post something on your own blog (please do pingback to me though so I can read it too), or write something in the comments section at the bottom of this blog – it’s up to you, the more the merrier.
He’s not to be trusted, this remarkable man
He’s too sly and greasy for me
His minions crowd round him
They’d do anything for him
Clamouring for his attention, his eye
Do they not realise he won’t really ‘see’ them
But he’ll use them before bleeding them dry
The word makes me think of something I wouldn’t want to touch, slick, sly, sinister, slimy or greasy, unwholesome. Someone to stay away from, something or someone I certainly wouldn’t want anywhere near me.
I have visions of politicians who court their electorate with false smiles and wild promises, smiling and pretending to care for everyone – until they’re elected and then they’re free to build their powerbases, make their millions, squeeze the pips out of everyone beneath them.
The word makes me feel uneasy, not a word I feel at all comfortable with. It could be a useful word to help create a character though. I’ll have to think about that one.