Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Wisp - Three Word Wednesday

Three Word Wednesday where you write something using the three prompt words.
This week's words are  ... Fragile, rampant and tremor.


It was a fragile situation, she'd seen a number of hairs in the plughole and his wisp on top was ... well ... just that, a wisp. 
She'd told him to shave it off like Yul Brynner and strut his stuff, but he was unnaturally attached to the last few follicles. 
The conversation would arise daily but he would hold his ground as if he were Samson and the remaining strands held some mystical power, but the day finally came when they had to go.
"They're coming off, the wind caught them while we were out today and they stood on end like you'd been electrocuted!"
"So."
"They look silly!"
"I don't care I'm keeping them."
"Look, it's not just that" ...  there was a tremor in her voice,  "you're starting to remind me of,"  she paused knowing what it meant if she said it ...."Uncle Horace!"
His face dropped.
"No!"
"Yes."
"Not that rampant old geezer who everybody said had more hair up his nose and in his ears than he did on his head?"
She nodded.
"Get the razor!"

22 comments:

Judy said...

LOL... great use of the words and what an image! Happy Wednesday.

senderupwords said...

Caterpillar I love the way you write. A broad smile always falls on my face. Which is a lot when in the throes of depression. Thank you. Nice 3ww. Love and Light, Sender

aldersprig said...

A fun little story, loved it.

gautami tripathy said...

LOL! I enjoyed this!

corners

Gary Baker said...

Nice one. (But it's WAY too close to home .. can I keep the beard?)

omj said...

Too funny! Bald is beautiful! :)

All Hallow's Eve

Eye-shuh said...

Ah :) I liked this little story.
Nice 3WW! Thanks for visiting mine too! <3

Monkey Man said...

Great story. After years of my barber tyring to give me a comb over hair cut, I went to him and said cut it this short all over. Holding my thumb and finger only slightly apart. He replied, "Did you bring a note from your wife?"

umapoems said...

Loved your writing.Made me smile

jaerose said...

What a tender scene..made me smile..the prompts fitted in so naturally..thanks as ever for your vist..Jae

Rashmi said...

Ha...ha ...as always you made me smile..Your beautiful little story...
You have a way to attract readers .

placebythefire said...

Heh "Get the razor!"- great way to finish this.
Kari @ The Best Place By The Fire

Sumit Sarkar said...

haha...nice...
Very good use of the prompts Deborah...
:)

Jenny said...

What a hilarious little story. This made me laugh!

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for your comments everyone x

Friko said...

A fun vignette, totally realistic.
I am going to follow you, will you follow me?

catawampus.me said...

ROTFL!! Poor old geezer!

sharplittlepencil said...

Deborah, this was so funny. Actually had a girlfriend who lived to tell of this scenario. And then they got married!!

Great stuff.

Friko said...

Finally! Google has finally let me be your follower. I tried several times yesterday without success.

I'd be happy if you did the same for me, but if not, I'll still like your blog and the way you write.

Jingle said...

lovely humor.

Jingle said...

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I wish you well.

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments x :o)