Writing Can Be Murder

January 15, 2008

What Scrabble reveals

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 8:46 am

I’ve got the first turn in Scrabble. I pick up the letters E,I,I,L,U,U,V (yeah, they suck, but it’s pretty standard for me).

What four letter word do you see?

I see VILE and EVIL.  I look longer, convinced there must be another word in there. Finally I see it.

I tell DH what my letters are. “What word would you make, sweetie?”

“LIVE” he says. A beat. “You’re going to make EVIL, aren’t you?”

“No honey, I’m putting down VILE.”

He shakes his head. “And that’s how we both see the world. I see the positive — life, and you see vile.”

“I saw evil too.”



  1. It has to be the romantic suspense writer in you. Sadly, I saw LUV even though you can’t use it in scabble. What does that say about me?

    Comment by Melissa — January 15, 2008 @ 5:51 pm

  2. You’re a hopeless romantic?

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — January 15, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

  3. Classic. So you. I luuv it.

    Just for the record, I saw vile too. 🙂

    Comment by Cyndi — January 15, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

  4. I saw luv too. LOL. And then Evil.

    Comment by bgardner — January 16, 2008 @ 9:02 am

  5. Jennifer-don’t say that phrase too loud. I have a reputation to uphold. 🙂

    Comment by Melissa Blue — January 16, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  6. I saw “veil” right off. But if I was dealt that hand, I would have flipped one of the letters to pretend it was a blank and spelled “voile.” More points, don’t you know. I like to get creative.

    Comment by Kate Perry — January 17, 2008 @ 11:33 pm

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    Comment by cindyshepherd87175 — April 9, 2016 @ 6:47 pm

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