Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lost

 www.trifectawritingchallenge.com








This weekend's Trifextra challenge is to write a story entitled 'Lost' in exactly 33 words. The word 'lost' can only appear in the title, not your 33 words.


Lost

Buckle toddler into car.
"Where’s your right shoe?"
Unbuckle.
Retrace steps in store with toddler in tow.
No luck.
Panting, sweating.
Give up.
Go back.
Toddler spots shoe just behind wheel of car. 


14 comments:

  1. Momma said there'd be daze like this Momma said!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I laughed out loud when I read this! At least I can laugh now that it's all behind me =)

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Mommies can relate! Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!

      Delete
  3. Oh, how I do remember those dazed days!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Fran, and I can at least say those days are behind me now. Whew. Thanks for reading!

      Delete
  4. Been there! There's nothing worse than that resigned unbuckle when you decide to head back into the store. Argh! Good piece!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Nicole. You know, for a split second I actually contemplated on leaving my toddler in the car... But I guess I knew better than that. 'Argh' is the word!

      Delete
  5. Naturally, 'right where I threw it Mommy'. Ugh! Don't you hate that experience?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In fairness to my toddler (and this was years ago), it was a Croc clog a size or two too big, so they slipped off. But I hated the experience every bit the same despite it being an accident! Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  6. Loving your new home, Sandra (and that's a great 'About Me' description). I recognise the scene you describe in your story. I think a lot of people will! Thanks for linking up and hopefully see you for the weekday challenge starting on Monday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I think am hooked on Trifecta! Someone else in this community also mentioned being addicted to these challenges, and I whole-heartedly concur. And, thus, my new home here. I think the world of you editors who read through all the entries and comment on them. But then again, I do enjoy reading everyone's pieces, too. Cheers!

      Delete
  7. Hah! I know this quite well. My husband always gets exasperated whenever we are delayed going to where we need to go because our children 'happened' to remove their socks and shoes during the drive. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kids! Somehow they know the best time to lose their shoes and socks! Thanks for reading and commenting, Imelda!

      Delete