Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trifecta Writing Challenge: Her Way Out

This post is in response to Trifecta's weekly challenge. They want you to use the third definition of the word given in a 33-333 word story. The word for this week is 'enigma'. Funny little story, when I first saw the word on their site I read, 'enema'. I got a good laugh out of it. :)

enig·ma noun \i-ˈnig-mə, e-\
1: an obscure speech or writing
2: something hard to understand or explain
3: an inscrutable or mysterious person


HER WAY OUT

He drifted past her in the foggy shadows of her dreams. An enigma ingrained in her soul. A puzzle riddled with awkward fitting pieces. The veil of sleep draped over her eyes concealing his identity. She’d cry out for him but any response was lost in this world of dreams. As always, too soon, the morning would gently caress her face and she’d awaken, disappointed, confused, and longing.

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  1. I've had dreams like that! Very evocative.

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    1. It's amazing how dreams like this are so memorable and stay with you for a long time.

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  2. "disappointed, confused, and longing." EXACTLY. There's a love/hate thing with dreams like this.

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  3. The morning would gently caress her face. How great!

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  4. This absolutely captured a period in my life before I started dating. (Um. I married the first guy I went out with. I was 22 when we met.) As outspoken as I am, I was terminally shy about guys and had ZERO idea how to talk to them. SO I had a LOT of relationships in my head. The WORST part of these was the dreaming. In my waking life, I was in control of the desire. But asleep? Oh my fantasies were outrageous. And not always sexual. But waking up was always so heartbreaking. You describe perfectly the emotion I felt upon waking.

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    1. It is so crazy how that subconscious works. Thanks for reading it, JQ

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  5. truly an enigma! then again, i believe many of us, at some point, look for that unknown shadow in our waking lives

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    1. That is so very true. Thanks for reading.

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  6. Very dreamy, Mel. And not at all in a Donny Osmond kind of way.

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  7. Great descriptions! I especially like the veil of sleep the concealed his identity.

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    1. Thank you, Janna. I fiddled with that imagery a lot. I'm glad you liked it.

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  8. I really like the awkward-fitting pieces of the puzzle. What a perfect description!

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  9. Terrific post! Sigh...sad to wake up:)

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  10. Wonderful! So far, I think this is my favorite use of enigma for the challenge.

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  11. oh those people we just can't escape, even in our dreams. This was written with such emotions, I actually felt my pulse quicken with the thought of "him"

    I really liked it.

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  12. This really describes some of my dreams... Well written in just a few words!

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  13. I really liked this. Short but extremely clear. :)

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  14. Oh I love this nice piece of writing! Very enjoyable to read. Fits together perfectly! Great Job!

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  15. Beautifully written and I love your last line. You've done a lot in so few words. Nice job. Thanks for linking up.

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