CWN 002: Portmanteaus

The second assignment from The Creative Writer’s Notebook, also inspired by Joyce, is to create portmanteaus — words with multiple meanings.

Solitary refinement — a period of enforced isolation designed to improve, benefit, or rehabilitate an individual; think of the Robert Silverberg story, “To See The Invisible Man”

Musallic — sounds produced by a machine that seem almost musical

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