In the eyes of the beholder

Trifecta: Week 106

This week Trifecta tossed a difficult one at us(at least it was for me).This is the word prompt for this week’s writing challenge-

This week we wanted to do something to mark the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, and we foolishly thought that would be easy.  There are so many amazing Yiddish words that found their way into the English language, and we thought it would be great to highlight one.  To find one with a third definition, however, was not so easy.  We thought all was lost until we stumbled upon this gem.

tush

1. a long pointed tooth; especially : a horse’s canine

2. an interjection used to express disdain or reproach

3. buttocks (slang)

 
Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends.  Now let’s all write our tushes off.

Remember: 
• Your response must be between 33 and 333 words. 
• You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. 
• The word itself needs to be included in your response. 
• You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
• Only one entry per writer. 

 
 
Easier said than done!I sat on my tush for  the last 2 days wracking my brains but to no avail.Then last night,a seed sprouted and  today it started taking some shape and here are my 331 words.Hope you all like it:-)
 
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In the eyes of the beholder

 

Life is so unfair Mabel thought and frowned, looking at her reflection in the mirror. She turned this way and that, pulling her black dress. But whichever way she pulled, the reflected image looked the same. She hated how her body looked now- even-nah make that –specially- her tush!

Her eyes caught a movement and she turned to see her husband-her adorable Geoffrey- watching her with an amused look on his face.

 “Anymore of that and I won’t be responsible for the consequences,”he winked and smiled naughtily.

Mabel pouted.”Don’t joke Geoff! Look at me! Am looking so terrible! How can I go to the event looking so frumpy?”

Geoffrey guffawed. “Now who is joking? You and frumpy? That would be the day!”

Mabel looked ready to cry.

Geoffrey came to stand behind her, his arms around her still slim waist. Looking at her in the mirror, he whispered, “My love, you still look as ravishing and hot as you did a decade back. Sometimes I cannot believe that ten years have passed.”

In spite of herself, Mabel had to smile. Geoffrey was so good to her. Not only was he a great person, a wonderful husband and a fine provider but also an amazing Dad to their five year old twins. She was very, very lucky to have him in her life.

Geoffrey walked to the open wardrobe, and to her astonishment took out a slinky red dress, matched it with red stilettos and brought them over to her. His eyes twinkled when he said “Don this, my she-devil and watch the men falling over you!”

She had to smile, her mood lifting.

“Now are you going to stand and stare while I change?” she remarked, raising one eyebrow.

Pulling her close, he unzipped her black dress and drawled, “Would you rather I do something? “ He teased.

She laughed delightedly, pushing him away, “Yes, but not now-after the party.”

“Is that a promise?”

She nodded.

Smiling, they hugged each other.

 

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Join the ranks

Friday Fictioneers

Yes its Wednesday but our lovely host ,Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at FF,wants us writers to think it is Friday and thus be more relaxed 😀 Never mind that people like me have no jobs ,so everyday is a weekend for the likes of us-brain is as dead as always,ha!ha!Now enough of beating around the bush-here is the photo prompt for us this week and as always we will have around 100 fabulous writers writing their 100 word story for this challenge.If you are a writer  of flash fiction and love challenges or just love reading good short stories,head over to the link below  and check this out:-)

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/6-december-2013/

Copyright -Randy Mazie

                                              Copyright –Randy Mazie                                     

                                   

Here are my 100 word story(excluding the title).

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“Sherry, this looks too ordinary.”

“Then, why did they board it up?”

“Don’t be daft Collin! They had to!”

“You think the rumours are true?”

“Hey, there is a gap here. Let’s sneak in and find out.”

“They will get you.”

“Pfft!I am not scared Jon!”

“Ha! I am no wimp either!”

“Wait, am coming too.”

The trio crept in.

 “Ack! What a smell!”

“So like a girl!”

“Shut up Collin!”

“I think I can see something  …”

 

 The search party that went looking for the 3 teenagers returned empty handed.

The zombie nest has 3 new members now.

 

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The dead-end

Trifextra: Week Ninety-Six

Trifecta decided to give us all a break.How you ask?This weekend the prompt is a  33-word free write.

 

 

Ah,never knew how tough it would be-sigh!Here are my 33.

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The dead-end

Shadows chased her as she hurried through the street.

She ran into a cul de sac and turned on her pursuers- with a smile.

They froze in terror.

Her eyes glowed and her fangs shone.

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Carpe Diem-Tan Renga # XXXIX

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month #XXIX Moondustwriter’s ”I Hear You Speak”

The exciting Tan Renga challenge at CD is reaching its conclusion and this time our wonderful host Kristjaan has chosen another lovely Haiku-by Leslie Moon:-)

 

I hear you speak
waves tumble half a world away
conch’s song
 
(c) Leslie Moon
 
 
My completion-
 

echoes of my past strain to
meet- tomorrow’s melody

(Atreyee)

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