Monday, May 13, 2013

Trifecta

 

This week's challenge: Using between 33 and 333 words, compose something that includes the third definition of the following word:

 

DELIBERATE

3: slow, unhurried, and steady as though allowing time for decision on each individual action involved



There was no sharp realization, no Oprah “Aha! Moment.” It wasn’t that neat or clean or sudden. 

It may not have happened "All at Once," like in the song, but it happened all the same. As deliberate as it was ineffable.  

I find I'm no longer in love.

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16 comments:

  1. YES! - In answer to Comment Moderation...
    I think you picked a very strange moment, that one of not being in love anymore, a very uncomfortable moment,well-described. Thanks!

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  2. Nice one! Very good description.

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  3. That does happen sometimes, doesn't it? So sad but potentially so freeing. Nice job with the prompt.

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  4. The moment of falling in love is often more jolting. I like how you wrote of the more subtle moment when one see's it's over.

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  5. good description of it ineffable

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  6. Wow--really loved this!

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  7. Nicely done! Love the tone, love how it's concise, yet speaks volumes. Great take on the prompt!

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  8. I've had that feeling before. Sometimes it can be liberating.

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  9. A short, sharp and powerful piece – thank you

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  10. So amazing - a long, long story in so few words! LM x

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  11. Precise yet somehow lyrical.
    And I am familiar with the feeling... Nice one!

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  12. Terrific. I like the de-romanticization of falling out of love.

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  13. Jolting, the realization. You've described it well, and I like that you went with the end of love. Opens up so many more questions as to what happened. The imagination runs away.

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  14. It's funny how profound realizations are always quiet and sudden. Good job.

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  15. I love how you chose to write about falling out of love rather than falling in love. It really caught the subtlety of it.

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  16. I love how you chose to write about falling out of love rather than falling in love. It really caught the subtlety of it.

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Sorry about adding Comment Moderation, folks. But look at the bright side, at least I've gotten rid of word verification!