Dear all,

could you please help to understand the meaning of phrase 'Quick spun energy"? May it be quickly renewed, or "boiling" energy?

"Sam grinned, loving the slight weight of her on his shoulders, her sugarscented breath, her endless quick-spun energy".

Thank you!


It is creative writing that may be interpreted differently by different people. To me, "quick-spun" suggests "quickly created".


The writer (not bad for a beauty queen) made up a nonce word in "quick-spun". You are supposed to do what you can with it on the fly. I took it to mean that the little girl was physically active, figuratively spinning like a top or like a cotton-candy machine.

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