Saturday, 21 September 2013

Playground 2013

Grazed knee, torn shirt, bloody nose, he walked away. 

Into his time machine. Destination 2133 and back. Facing them again, now armed and ready.

Grazed knee, torn shirt, bloody nose, he walked away.....
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Written for http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com

Trifextra week eighty-six at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/09/trifextra-week-eighty-six.html

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Robber

“I know who he is. I know.”

“He had a mask. Covered his face. How’d you know?”

“I do,” the child repeated. “Selfies!”

“Selfies?”

 “Yeah, selfies. In the cloud. He took my phone.”
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Loosely based on a (reputedly) true story.(see here).
The prompt for this piece is the word Mask, using this definition:

Monday, 2 September 2013

Customer Service II

Ensorcelled by her d├ęcolletage, he knew he must focus if he was to achieve the outcome he deserved. Her dress and prodigal cleavage; all too obvious in the way they were on display. Exemplary maybe, but only to the unsuspecting. He knew they were deployed as devices, to distract, deceive, debilitate. That would not dispel the slew of unresolved issues he still had to fight. Behaviour, vainglorious and arrogant, was no excuse for the way he had been treated; for what they had done. To add further insult, they use sex as a distraction. So cheap. So obvious. It just typified the depths to which they would stoop. He was fractious and ready to fight. He’d had enough. Now was his time.

“Good afternoon sir. How may I help,” she pouted.



The way she looked at him. Her face, her lips. His eyes drifted downward as his mind went blank..........
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150 words written for Monday Mixer. The piece incorporates all the words below.

Things:          1) slew             2) exemplar         3) decolletage
Verbs:           1) typify            2) debilitate         3) ensorcell
Adjectives:    1) prodigal       2) fractious          3) vainglorious


Originally written in error in 100 words, it has been expanded to meet the criteria for the prompt. Error pointed out with thanks to . 

Customer Service

Ensorcelled by her d├ęcolletage, he knew he must focus. Her dress and prodigal cleavage; all too obvious. Exemplary devices, to distract, debilitate and dispel the slew of unresolved issues. Their behaviour – vainglorious and arrogant - was no excuse for the way he had been treated, or for what they had done. This cheap use of sex as a distraction typified the depths to which they would stoop. He was fractious and ready to fight. He’d had enough. Now was his time.

“Good afternoon sir. How may I help,” she pouted.


The way she looked at him. His eyes drifted downward...........
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100 words written for Monday Mixer. The piece incorporates all the words below.

Things:          1) slew              2) exemplar         3) decolletage

Verbs:           1) typify           2) debilitate           3) ensorcell

Adjectives:   1) prodigal       2) fractious           3) vainglorious