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Fen – #AtoZChallenge


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.


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:

Author: Linda G. Hill

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! πŸ™‚


  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.


  3. Who knew? Not me.


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

    Finding Eliza


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


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


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


  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! πŸ™‚


  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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