Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The Lid - Three Word Wednesday

Three Word Wednesday where you write something using the three prompt words.
This week's words are  ... Engulf, Imminent and Tamper

THE LID

A trip to the dentist was imminent, the toothache was already beginning to engulf him. He grabbed the bottle of aspirin and gripping the lid,
he turned it ..... click
and turned it ... click
and turned it ... click
and turned it ... click

aaaagh... stupid bloody thing!

She took the bottle off of him.
"Here, let me do it for you, it's got one of those idiot proof lids on!"

"I thought they were called tamper proof lids?"

She paused a moment, then looked at him before making a gesture suggesting that he was right, then handed him the tablets.

It wouldn't be fair ... not with his toothache and everything.

22 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

I'm new to the 3WW but this is a great way to create a short story.

Yours is well written and entertaining. Great job.

christopher said...

Well, this one is light hearted but I think a toothache qualifies as the end of the world. The disaster theme continues for the three words. Only one blog so far links a positive outcome with the disaster theme.

Amity said...

Oh nice take, tricky take huh or is it the lid that's tricky!

Quite good one! Nice! :)

Nessa said...

This was very funny. She was being kind when he was down.

Dreamer said...

LOL! I wonder if he appreciates her thoughtfulness ;)

rebecca said...

Haha! Though I have one at home that can't open one with or without a toothache! *sigh*

jaerose said...

Poor old bear! Those lids are tough..nicely created scene (and following up from Sunday Scribblings, full of love)..Jae

gigidiaz said...

Absolutely love it. Hilarious. I needed the laugh. Happy 3WW. Mine is up as well!

cj Schlottman said...

Ah, men! Aren't they wonderful, and didn't you do a great job with this meme. I could hear the clicks and the frustration in his voice. Good stuff!

..........cj

VL Sheridan said...

Oh, the ability to bite one's tongue is so necessary in a relationship. This was really well done.

Monkey Man said...

Nice twist. Ah hahahaha, I crack me up. So did your story.

haisley said...

Hi Deborah!!!! Nice stories la.....

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a great use of the words! A neat little slice of life!

Old Mason Jar said...

Love it! Hate those lids!

Judy said...

lol.. love your use of the words. :-) Thanks for stopping by.

Angel said...

Sometimes you have to take pity on them.

Deborah said...

Thanks everso for the comments x

pia said...

The last line left me wondering what were in the pills

rashmi said...

Ha ha....how beautifully you used the words...we can see the drama in front of us..so well written...I love the way you write,whatever it may be ,either poem or prose..there is a flow in it..a soul in it.In short a writer with a grace.

gautami tripathy said...

Very well written!

colours lay bare my soul

megzone said...

lol :D
Goood one there :D
somehow this brought a smile on my face :D
good fun keep writing :D

Sender D. said...

Lovely, just lovely and made me smile. No small feat this week. Love and Light, Sender