Skip to content


by on September 14, 2013

This story was written for Trifecta’s weekend prompt, which was to include an apostrophe: “A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding.”  I found myself returning to the story in last weekend’s prompt. Enjoy!

There were things Constance didn’t like. Carrots. Soccer. Ben, her loathsome squid ex-boyfriend. But she just hated gravity. “Darn you, gravity!” she screamed, plummeting towards the treasure chamber floor. “Darn you to heck!”

  1. Treasure chamber intrigues me. Want more of the story…

    • I’m glad it’s intriguing! I do plan to do more of the story, as it happens…:)

  2. This is funny.. I hope it was meant that way.. loathsome squid ex-boyfriend.. that’s imaginative! At least she’s falling to a ‘treasure chamber.’ What delights might await? If she doesn’t break anything. I like it. 🙂

    • It definitely was meant to be funny, so I’m happy it worked out that way. 🙂

  3. Haha! I can see why she would hate gravity while in a free fall 🙂

  4. Oh gosh, I want to know how she got to this point! I can totally understand her despising gravity right now, though. 🙂

    • I think the immediate cause was her tether snapping. As to her backstory, I haven’t the slightest idea yet. 😛

  5. Oh, I feel the same way. Gravity makes me drop things.

    Fun take on the prompt!


  6. Sarah Ann permalink

    Love it!

  7. That cursed gravity. Gets you every time. Great take on the prompt Michael! 😀

  8. KymmInBarcelona permalink

    The things you think about while plummeting! Lol
    squid ex-boyfriend. Glad I don’t have one of those to hate.

  9. Momo permalink

    This was fun to read! I like the phrase loathsome squid ex-boyfriend.

  10. Gravity is just the worst thing. The absolute worst.
    This is funny! Thank you for linking up!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Breathe Dry Bones

Welcome to my world.

Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC

Priest, Religious, Moral Theologian, Autistic, Writer, Social Media Guru, etc.

You've Been Hooked!

Observations from the trenches....


The road to the forum is paved with good intentions.

Laissez Faire

Letting Life Lead

Delight Through Logical Misery

Taking the sayings,thoughts and themes that make us happy and ruining them with science and logic and then might come from that. Or at least some sort of smugness that's very similiar.


frightfully wondrous things happen here.

It's Not About A Church

It's about following Jesus ...

that cynking feeling

You know the one I'm talking about . . .

The History of Love

Romantic relationships 1660–1837

polysyllabic profundities

Random thoughts with sporadically profound meaning


Book reviews and general nonsense

Peg-o-Leg's Ramblings

You say you want an evolution...

%d bloggers like this: