Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tacenda




In the hush of the early morning, as Jax cleans up the café, she stumbles on a book one of the regulars has left behind. It’s spread open, an entry underlined.

“Skin-walkers,” she rolls the name on her tongue; it sends a chill up her spine. For twenty minutes she stands, rag dangling, forgotten, from her fingers, reading about the shape shifting creatures.

The chill doesn’t leave her as she locks up. It grows stronger when she gets into her car, looks through the windshield and sees a pair of luminous, burnt yellow eyes staring at her from the shadows. 





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Tacenda means "things not spoken of."

It's a widely shared belief that words have power. Especially names. And it's better to simply not speak on some subjects. 

1 comment:

L. M. Leffew said...

what an interesting word, tacenda. and i agree.

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