Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trifecta

 

This weekend's challenge: Give us a 33-word example of personification.


I live across from the tracks and recognize the sound of train cars coupling. They can be quite amorous and let out a satisfied metallic purr at the conclusion of the mating ritual.


About the photo: Life Magazine makes a library of their archive images available for free to use for “non-commercial personal purposes."

 

14 comments:

  1. There's also some screeching. I live by tracks too but the "coupling" is kept to a minimum. I hear their mating calls!

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  2. Aah!Great imagery there;-)Coupling indeed is amorous for we can see steam rising,lol!A great piece:-)

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  3. Darn! Atreyee just beat me to the punch! I immediately thought of the escaping steam, too! Nice to have a coupling post to fuel our imaginations on this cold, January afternoon. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is wonderful, almost like an excerpt from a Sociology textbook or something. Great take on the prompt!

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  5. Good one. Amorous coupling. Clever play on words!

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  6. This made me smile. I don't live by trains, but I imagine it would make some noise!

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  7. Delicious. Loved that you used train terms that turned naughty!

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  8. Lol, nice one - they certainly do couple!

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  9. The 'mating' of train cars can be quite suggestive. I agree.

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  10. Nice work! I can see this being extended. Love the pic, too.

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  11. Oh those flirty train cars (:

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  12. I hear the trains in their amorous pursuits too. And cruise ships honking their pick up lines. Very descriptive and fun fun read.

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  13. Train cars coupling! How absolutely perfect.

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