Linda G. Hill

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Fen – #AtoZChallenge

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I refuse to be bogged down by semantics.

I opened my thesaurus to find my random word of the day, and lo and behold, I’ve learned something new! A “fen” is, apparently, a “bog, marsh, morass, muskeg quagmire, slough, swamp.” And I can’t for the life of me figure out why I would want to call any of those things a “fen.” Or at least I couldn’t, until I looked up the definition. According to Google, a fen is not only characterized as marshy land that’s frequently flooded and has an “alkaline, neutral, or only slightly acid peaty soil,” but it’s also a particular area, described as, “flat low-lying areas of eastern England, formerly marshland but largely drained for agriculture since the 17th century,” known as the Fens.

Giggidy, as Quagmire would say.

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Wanna read a fen-tastic book? Check out my A to Z Challenge-inspired novelette “All Good Stories.” It’s a romantic comedy about two best friends who belong together – Xavier knows it, but Jupiter has her eye on another guy: a shady character named Bob.

“A short funny tale of two friends” ~ Ritu, 4 stars, Amazon UK review

“Quirky and charming.” ~ Bobby Underwood, #11 top reviewers on Goodreads – 5 stars

Click the picture to find it on Kindle, or get it on Kobo here: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/all-good-stories

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

25 thoughts on “Fen – #AtoZChallenge

  1. I knew what a ‘fen’ was but never have cause to use it! 🙂

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  2. You are so darn smart!! I cheated on the F word. I love that you are promoting your book at the end of your posts…people should read it…it will put them in a darn good mood and they will actually laugh out loud!! reading it.

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  3. Who knew? Not me.

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  4. I’ve read of fens but never knew what they were. Now I do.

    Finding Eliza

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  5. My sister lives near fens, they always sound romantic to me. Fen land, Fens much softer on the ear than marsh or swamp. 💜

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  6. I’m enjoying your A to Z posts! This word, fen, comes up a lot in Scrabble games and crossword puzzles. 🙂

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  7. We’ve all learned something new again today!!!

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  8. Fen rhymes with ken and I’ve often seen them on separate lines in old-timey poems. But now, thanks to you, I know what Fen means! 🙂

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  9. I think you would be a successful in writing a book consisting of little conversations like these…so comfortable to read:)

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