Monday, May 28, 2012

Trifecta

This week's challenge: Using between 33 and 333 words, write a response including the third definition of the word:
DECAY (intransitive verb)

Because brevity is such a tough nut for me to crack, I'm working to respond to the prompt in exactly 33 words.


Every day I turn to Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clinique and The Body Shop. I cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with serums, scrubs and lotions. Still I decay. It would be cheaper to accept the inevitable.


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  1. cheaper, maybe . . . but less satisfying. I rely on my "oil of old lady" as dubbed my son-in-law. I'm starting to lose the war, but I've won a lot of the battles. :)

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  2. SO TRUE! I was whining earlier this week about having had to pay for my own anti-decay potions. And yet, I can't quite resign myself to it.

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  3. I gave up on such products, but I'm sure to go back to them in a few years. I think you've cracked the nut, by the way, and it was a tasty one.

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  4. not only would it be cheaper, but i believe beauty still exists in old age. so much effort is put into 'looking young' when, in fact, we age. it's all about knowing yourself and letting those bits of you that are beautiful, inside and out, be brought to attention.

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  7. I swear by olive oil. And fairly cheap, by comparison. But still, I wrinkle.

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  8. NEVAH go down without a fight girl!!!! I'm fightin' this aging business with everythin' I got!!!!

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  9. Lol. My Tuesday tale this week was about my first wrinkle. That Gould have been my decay instead.

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  10. Oh...Gal! This is so right on! However, I will spend all the dough I have to stop and turn back that cat called time. I'm a firm believer in the fountain of youth and the price it costs. Vain, maybe?

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  11. This is great! True, we can't turn back the hands of time, but my hope is we can add enough cream that they slow down a bit :)

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  12. Now you have me pondering the price of the inevitable... Great post.

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  13. This piece is really resonating with us women. And I agree with Barbara that while it might be cheaper, it would seem less hopeful to give it all up.
    Nice work with the economical word use too.
    Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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