Friday, March 02, 2012

Trifecta

The weekend challenge: Start with these 5 words and turn it in to a story of only 33 words. The 5 word prompt is NOT to be counted in the 33 words.

Title: "Mr. Businessman"

The phone rang at 4am. 

“Good morning.” Her voice was pleasant but unfamiliar. “This is your scheduled wakeup call. The weatherman says today will be sunny and 43º.”

He was slow to respond. “Um, ma’am? Where am I?”



  

15 comments:

  1. Ha! A fun response to the prompt. I'd love to read more of this story.

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  2. Ah, the confusing early morning call.

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  3. Very nice! Never would have thought of a wake-up call. I love how everyone has a different interpretation of the 4 AM call.

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  4. This sounds like a nice intro to a mystery.

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  5. Why? WHY? I need to know why he doesn't know where he is.
    What a tease, in a very good way.
    Came from the Trifextra linkup.

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  6. Well done! I'm completely intrigued!

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  7. So funny. I totally thought about doing a wake-up call as well. In fact, mine is a wake-up call...just in a different way. Great minds...

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  8. I agree with previous comments! I'd love to read more.

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  9. I remember the headaches as well from the previous evening.

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  10. Very intriguing!

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  11. Thanks so much for linking up to Trifextra. Remember, this weekend’s entries are being judged by the Trifecta community, so make sure you visit the site at the close of the challenge to vote. Our linking service will not allow you to vote for a link from the same computer where it was submitted, so plan ahead! Voting closes 12 hours after the close of the challenge. Winners will be announced with the Monday post. Hope to see you back then.

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  12. Anyone who has travelled a lot, having to hop from place to place to place, can attest to the truth in what you write :)

    http://jesterqueen.com

    We're having a conversation over at Trifecta of the captcha text. You might want to pop over and join in!

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  13. Oh, how I remember the days of my past when I traveled so much I lost track of location. Great response to the prompt!

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  14. That's very funny! And also, apparently, quite true. Great post!

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