Seventy three words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Tenacious and the limit, 73 words.


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I’m a winner – well, almost.

The task was daunting, but I was fearless, determined, tenacious – well, fairly.

My foe surrounded me. I stared into their eyes, casting fear in their minds – well, I thought so.

Let battle commence!

I grabbed, tackled, fought to the end. 

I triumphed – well, nearly. 

John ate thirty sprouts, Sally twenty-two and me ….  fourteen and a bit. 

So I won – well, third prize! 



21 thoughts on “Seventy three words

  1. Dora Jan 16, 2021 / 18:47

    A brussels sprouts eating contest! Now I could go for that. 🙂

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  2. jenne49 Jan 17, 2021 / 12:11

    Visiting again this week…

    I enjoyed your battle! (And that’s about thirteen more than I’d have managed!)

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  3. s.s. Jan 17, 2021 / 15:09

    Fourteen and a bit! Third prize or not ….Well done you! 😄
    Enjoyed reading. Thanks for writing

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  4. rochellewisoff Jan 17, 2021 / 15:57

    Dear Keith,

    I could give them a run for their money. 😉 Where your mind goes never ceases to amaze me. 😀




  5. Ade-Oluwa Jan 17, 2021 / 17:12

    Though I haven’t eaten sprout before( I might have and just didn’t know it) , nor participated in a food contest, I say, congratulations 🎉 on your 🏆 win.
    I hope your health is the better for it. 😊

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  6. Ade-Oluwa Jan 17, 2021 / 17:34

    I will know? Oh dear.
    That doesn’t sound like fun.
    But thanks for the warning. I will keep that in mind. 😊
    And you are welcome. I enjoyed reading your seventy-three.

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  7. Tessa Jan 19, 2021 / 08:02

    That was funny and I loved how tenacious you were LOL!

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