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.
2. an interjection used to express disdain or reproach
• 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.
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?”
Smiling, they hugged each other.