Sixty nine words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Temerity and the limit, 69 words.

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brush-king

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“Mirror mirror on the wall who’s … ”

It suddenly had the temerity to steam up and crash to the floor!

“How dare you! Right, I’m dieting. Soon I will be the fairest of them all.”

It didn’t last, so she sought out a mirror like those you find in the Hall of Mirrors that change your shape.

It behaved itself, stayed put and made her look … well, quite good actually! 

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27 thoughts on “Sixty nine words

  1. Bill Jan 8, 2022 / 16:11

    Nice one, Keith. Self deception: the solution to all our woes. Right?

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  2. hilarymb Jan 9, 2022 / 09:38

    Well done Keith – those mirrors made going to the circus or arcades great fun …probably back in the day! Fun take on the word ‘temerity’ – cheers Hilary

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  3. hilarymb Jan 9, 2022 / 17:08

    I’m not going looking for them!! Cheers – Hilary

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  4. Stine Writing Jan 9, 2022 / 21:23

    Hahaha! I need one of the mirrors you walk through into some magic world! Ah, fairytales!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale Jan 10, 2022 / 12:41

    How dare it, indeed! It’s not what we look at, it’s what we see 😉

    Liked by 1 person

      • Dale Jan 10, 2022 / 14:30

        I know. They are so very cheeky. And unreliable, at best…

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