time for ice cream?

I was alone in our apartment and, strangely, still hungry for ice cream.

I’d asked if she was ready to leave, but she packed her things and left before I could stop her.

That wasn’t what I meant.

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Word Count: 38

This bit of silly sadness brought to you in response to this week’s Trifextra:

We want 33 words in addition to and preceding the following:

That wasn’t what I meant.

So, to clarify, you write 33 words and then you tag on the five that we’ve given you.  Our five come after your 33 for a grand total of 38.

And you, dear kingdomite, how would you get to that closing line?  What have you said before that someone took differently from how you meant it?

big mistake

A bit of a flush crept into his cheeks the longer he remained on one knee with his face pleading earnestly.

“No,” she replied, shaking her head once.

He felt like an idiot.

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Word Count: 33

This bit of silliness brought to you in response to this week’s Trifextra:

This week we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words about love gone wrong.  But we're asking that you not use any of the following words:
love
sad
tears
wept
heart
pain
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The first time I saw…

… the moon, I was held in thrall by its ebb and flow and the way it did grow as it made its way down low.  From then on it was my main foe.

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Word Count: 33

This bit of silliness brought to you in response to this week’s Trifextra:

This week we are asking you to count syllables.  And words.  It’s a lot of math for those of us who might be more accustomed to dealing with words, but we’re confident you can pull it off.
We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet:

The first time I saw. . .

Here’s the catch: all of your 33 words must be one syllable each.  We’re going low-brow on your this week.  Or not.  Can you class it up under these restrictions?  Give us your best.

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How did I do?  Did I class it up?  Or was my little rhyme “low-brow?”

keep your darkest secrets hidden

The mage used a dazzle spell to obscure the unfolding scene in his scrying basin.  While his unexpected guests were welcome in his home, they were too myopic to appreciate his nefarious endeavors.

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Word Count: 33

But, I want to write more than 33 words for this one!!!  And, to be fair, only 30 of the words are mine, the rest were provided by this week’s Trifextra:

This weekend we’re asking you to add thirty of your own words to the following three words for a total of thirty-three. Good luck!

myopic
dazzle
basin

 

the aftermath

Thoughts swirling, I find myself stirring far too early, darkness still holds sway.  The voices of those who gave their lives haunt me and keep sleep at bay.

Or, it was the sugar…

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Word Count: 33

Today’s silliness brought to you as a follow-up to my “it was in the turkey’s best interest” post as well as the Trifextra:

“This weekend we are assuming that many of you are slogging your way through leftovers and family bickering (or is that just us?) and thus we’re going way easy on you.  This weekend we are asking for a 33-word free write.  Give us whatever you’ve got.”