My word count for today was inspired by one simple word.
Oubliette. A form of dungeon which is accessible only from a hatch in a high ceiling.
Ever watch The Labyrinth? Hoggle and Sarah get stuck in an oubliette.
I put my main characters into an oubliette 1/4 of the way through the book. I didn’t have this in the outline, but for some reason that little vocab word stuck in my head and I decided that putting my characters inside of one of these things, making up a reason for them to be there, and a way out which would reveal something about one of the characters was a clever way to knock out a few thousand words today.
I better go write them!
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3 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Oubliette”
Reblogged this on Truemikehavenar’s Weblog and commented:
I like that word too. But I hate the dungeon.
Thanks so much for visiting. I agree. Plus, I think of two totally different settings when I think of dungeon versus oubliette, even though one word is the definition of the other. 🙂 I am sure it has to do with Labyrinth being one of my favorite fantasy films growing up.
I haven’t thought about oubliette’s in a long time. Thanks for bringing it back for me.