The compliment – Trifextra Week 103

“What a beautiful dress! You’re beautiful” Matthew said.

“I  wasn’t the other evening?  I just knew it!” Mary wailed.

“No, no,  you were beautiful!”

“Come on you just said I was awful!”

“No! That wasn’t what I meant.


Trifecta says:
“On now to our quick and dirty Trifextra prompt. Plenty of times over the past two and a half years, we’ve given you the beginning of a story and asked for you to complete it. This time, we are giving you the end, and we are asking you to start it for us. We want 33 words in addition to and preceding the following:

That wasn’t what I meant.

So, to clarify, you write 33 words and then you tag on the five that we’ve given you. Our five come after your 33 for a grand total of 38.”  Pop over and read what other writer’s have done with the prompt…or maybe you’d like to participate, it’s fun!

14 thoughts on “The compliment – Trifextra Week 103

  1. Haha….love this and so often we do say that, don’t we? someone says, You look so nice today!! and the other will sarcastically respond, What?!Ilooked like hell yesterday?…I always forget this prompt, darn! Poetry and trifextra on Mondays…gotta get it straight. (sigh)


  2. I’m consciously training my kids to respond appropriately to compliments, because I so hate hearing people say, “Oh, this old thing? I’m a mess!” whenever they are told they look great. My kids know that the only acceptable thing to say is, “Thanks!” Let’s see if it sticks! Thanks for linking up.


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