WWE, Wednesday Writing Essentials Challenge, 2/20/13, What he/she said

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Just suppose that “juxtapose” means “just suppose”. Well, it doesn’t. What I heard isn’t what John Beck and others have said; just goes to show that it may cause grief to simply assume something. (Please don’t share with me the old cliché about the word “assume.” I really, really dislike it.)

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This challenge is about what he/she said and what she/he heard.

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“Honey, do you think these pants make me look fat?”

Honey is thinking, cripes, she’s in the mood for a good cry. Well, this time I’m prepared. “Do you think this shirt makes me look nerdy?”

“No, it brings out the color of your eyes. So, do these pants make me look fat? Because I was…”

Uh-oh. She wants a crying session. “Oh, come to think of it, I’ve been worried about this tie. Does it clash with my shirt?”

“No, it’s perfect. So, I was thinking…”

Good grief! She’s going to cry and then start cooking tofu for dinner: tofu pie, tofurkey, and who knows what else. I’ve go to do something fast. What to do? What to do? Yes, they make her look fat. Heck, she is fat. I’m not stupid enough to tell her that.

“Honey, since you didn’t let me finish my sentence and didn’t answer me, then they must look great on me. I was going to say, because I’d get a pair that had lower pockets to enhance by butt, but I guess I’ll keep these.  Oh, by the way.  We’re having tofu salad tonight.”

 

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Today’s challenge is to write a story or poem (poetry might be interesting for this one) about… hmmm… selective or non-selecting hearing, not hearing at all, or anything else you want to write about as long as it’s a discussion between two people. Give us both sides.

The Rules:

Keep in mind, this is a monitored group and there are only a couple of rules, which are:

Make sure you put this (WWE, 2/20/13, What he/she said) in your title.

Be sure to tag it with WWE, Gather Writing Essentials, What he/she said. Post to Gather Writing Essential.

I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Tuesday afternoon.

There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.

Most important:

Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do and won’t think you’re crazy.

Challenge: Today’s challenge is to write a story or poem  about selective, non-selecting hearing, not hearing at all, or anything else you want to write about as long as it’s a discussion between two people.  Give us both sides.


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BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES – CHECK THEM OUT.  Please let me know if I missed anyone’s post and I’ll get it linked for next week.

Wild Grammar


Martin’s Ass, by Patrick M.

Wild Ass Gulch, by Sensational Sadie Sexy Senior Sitizen

The Bounty Hunter, by M. Bradley McCauley

With a town as crazy as this-you’re better off staying at home, by Angela A.

Big, Bad Karot, by John Beck

The Case of the Wild Ass, by Karen Vaughan

Coalstone, by Sarah Leanne

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