Read: Today’s made-up word


Jill Yates

When all the world is tugging me in a direction I don’t want to go, and I feel I can no longer resist the pressure, I close my eyes and visit Baggysaggy. There, safe and warm, I close the hatch.  I pull on my baggy old dressing gown and sink into my saggy old chair by the fire, light the lamp and put my feet up.   I heave the tabby cat on to my lap, choose a favorite book, drink hot chocolate (fortified, of course) and wait till the storm has passed.


Baggysaggy is featured in PEN’s e-book, The Dictionary of Made-Up Words, made in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom. Read the whole book!



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