We are gathered here today to be creative.

As you well know, each week I post three words. You write something using the words.

Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky below). As always, there's no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

(And if you want a hint as to when I post three new words, follow me on Twitter @tgabrukiewicz.)

I do invite everyone to check back often to read and comment on other contributions. This is, after all, a community for writers, poets and bloggers who clamor for your feedback. Share with friends. Tweet the love. Let us build this community.  

And here we go: 

Connive, verb: At least two of the directors connived with him in the cover-up; conspire, collude, collaborate, intrigue, be hand in glove, plot, scheme; informal be in cahoots.

Intrigue, verb: Her answer intrigued him; interest, be of interest to, fascinate, arouse someone's curiosity, arouse someone's interest, pique someone's curiosity, pique someone's interest, attract; noun: Political intrigue; secret plan, plotting, plot, conspiracy, collusion, conniving, scheme, scheming, stratagem, machination, trickery, double-dealing, underhandedness, subterfuge; informal dirty tricks; Rick's intrigue with his brother's wife caused the family immeasurable grief; (love) affair, affair of the heart, liaison, amour, fling, flirtation, dalliance, tryst; adultery, infidelity, unfaithfulness, indiscretion; informal fooling around, playing around, hanky-panky, dirty weekend.

Vehement, adjective: Her vehement arguments persuaded them to save the housing project; passionate, forceful, ardent, impassioned, heated, spirited, urgent, fervent, violent, fierce, fiery, strong, forcible, powerful, emphatic, vigorous, intense, earnest, keen, enthusiastic, zealous.