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"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)

4.16.2010

Fun Friday -- Win Some, Lose Some

“There’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”

“What? I was just trying to make my point,” Phoebe said.

“Right, with a dagger.” Jackson sniggered.

“OK, maybe I was a little forceful, but that doesn’t change my position.” She began to twirl her hair around her finger, a sure sign that she wasn’t so sure anymore. “Besides, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.”

“Oh, don’t worry, I’m a little tougher than that.”

OK, now he was just playing with her. Her ire began to raise again. She fought hard over the last three years to be taken seriously. Apparently she had gotten no where.

Jackson smiled at her, that winning smile that usually worked magic. She braced herself against it. She knew she was winning this one, and she wasn’t giving up that easily.

He took her in his arms. His breath was warm on her neck. She was completely disconcerted.

“All right, I give up — but you lose,” she said. “You know you’re beaten when you have to resort to tactics like this.”

He laughed, a guilty, little boy caught kind of laugh.

“Fair enough,” he said. “But I still win when we make up.”

To play along, visit the writing prompt at Quote Snack here.

2 comments:

Karen Adair said...

Oh Shelli! My kind of win some lose some, where everybody actually wins. :) Awesome!!!! Great angle!

Elizabeth Able said...

I found you a few days ago, via a trackback to my site, QuoteSnack.

Just wanted to let you know that I found the 250 words a day challenge via your 500 words a day badge. I've been wanting to add more of my own writing with the literature I excerpt, but don't have the time (or sometimes the content) for a major blog post every single day. However, I can work up to having something short on each excerpt.

Marvy!
And thank you for playing along with the prompt(s.) There are more of you than show in public - web stats say time on site is high for prompts. ;-)