Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Three Word Wednesday - 55 Flash Fiction Friday - 6/4/08

I have not submitted to 3WW on a regular basis. Sometimes I read the words and nothing immediately comes to mind. Then suddenly it is Thursday and I know that I am too late for anyone to read it. But I realize if I want to consider myself a writer of any value I must be able to write even when not inspired. So, today I challenged myself to complete a 12 Word Wednesday using the last four prompts that I did not respond to: blurred, illegal, match, deny, smile, uncomfortable, cautious, human, maybe, average, neck, and scratch. And to challenge myself further I made myself form the words into a 55 Flash Fiction Friday.

I have always been uncomfortable in my own skin. Maybe it is because my self-concept is blurred by my image of the average human, which I don’t match. I am cautious and seldom risk my neck. I have pretty much gone through life without a scratch, but I don’t deny myself an occasional illegal smile.

14 comments:

Redheels said...

Wow!!! You are definitely a writer! I love most everything you post. Your post today is very impressive.

I struggle just combining 3WW and 55 Flash Fiction Friday.

A great job using the last 12 words from 3WW. I know that couldn't have done it. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Enjoy those illegal smiles--often and much! Beautiful picture.

paisley said...

being on the safe side is good for longevity.... but have you ever been able to say to yourself.... "holy fuck!!! now THAT was a good time???????"

TC said...

Wow.

Super, super amazing.

And it very accurately described me I must add...

Beth said...

Enjoy your illegal smiles :) Have a great evening

gautami tripathy said...

That struggle. Isn't it within all of us?

Liked what you did with the 12 words.

forgetfulone said...

Well done! Thanks for visiting mine.

Tammy said...

Great job combining all the words and they went so well with that photo.

G-Man said...

MBW...
You did a Damn Fine Job brother!
Excellent job on the 55!!
Thanks for playing, and I hope to see you next week!...G-Man

Akelamalu said...

WOW that was some challenge you set yourself and what a great job you did!

lime said...

bravo! i am most impressed that you did a 55 with 12 predefined words. wow! really well done.

one more believer said...

worthy of the wait... i cannot help but to imagine a form outside of human seeking the same illegal smile

Fledgling Poet said...

I loved this! And could completely relate to your words...

LarryG said...

tight!!!!

And you can see me tonight with an illegal smile... :) ~ John Prine