Sunday, June 23, 2013

Making the Cut

"Diamond cutting is an art and a science. Not for amateurs.  My first cut, slightly off. My second, a miss. Well... here goes:  'The third time is the charm'...oh shit, pixie dust!"

I wrote this for the Week 73 Trifextra Writing Challenge where we are to write 33 words dealing with the adage, "The third time is the charm."

I have been jammed with a lot of stuff this week and thus, this late entry.  I will try to see as many entires as I can.  I'm glad to have made it though. 

Thank you for your comments.

19 comments:

  1. I love it when I get a chuckle at the end! "Pixie dust", just awesome!

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  2. I imagine that would be a hard thing to accomplish. Very good.

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  3. I like it... Imagine cutting diamonds - not like you can make a mistake and toss it out, reach for another. Maybe they practice on lesser gemstones. Makes you wonder. I always enjoy your thought-provoking entries, especially when sprinkled with pixie dust!

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    1. Thanks Steph. I have fun imagining how things are done and this was one of them. :)

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  4. Pixie dust can be useful. Just think happy thoughts!

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    1. I'll remember that. Thanks Draug. :)

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  5. Definitely my favourite line so far: "oh shit, pixie dust!" This is such a great, creative take on the prompt!

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. I thought of that line and built the story around it.

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  6. We're always glad to see you make it, even if it's close to the end! Don't get that pixie dust up your nose...

    Thank you for linking up!

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  7. Ha! I love this one!! Fun 33 words, lum!

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  8. Maybe pixie dust can fix the first two cuts :)

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  9. Expensive giggle here :-) pixie dust indeed. You have to be more caratful with precious stones

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  10. This was great. :D Thanks for the laugh!

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  11. too bad this pixie dust doesn't make you fly.

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  12. A great bit (pun intended) Every cloud has a dusty lining!

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