The word prompt for this week’s Trifecta Challenge is:
3: something that resembles a mouth especially in affording entrance or exit: as
a : the place where a stream enters a larger body of water
b : the surface opening of an underground cavity
c : the opening of a container
d : an opening in the side of an organ flue pipe
- Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
- The word itself needs to be included in your response.
- You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
- Only one entry per writer.
- Trifecta is open to everyone. Please join us.
The First Encounter!
Zara always had a backup plan. Her life was all about the successful execution of her plans. If one thing didn’t work out she had something else to fall back upon. But what she never prepared herself for was heartbreak. The man she loved dearly left her insisting it was just a fling. While it had been three months since, she still yearned for him. Every vein in her body ached for his touch.
And although personally she was a wreck, professionally she maintained her poise. The agony behind her kohl smudged eyes was only hers to bear.
She had become an expert at masking her emotions at work. Her presentation today was a testimony that there’s nothing she can’t accomplish professionally. She stunned everyone, especially the new Director who was completely smitten by her. Sneaking his hand into the mouth of the cookie jar on the conference table and devouring the chocolate chip cookie, he glanced at her almost choking on the last bite. He noticed a void in her eyes and felt a deep burning desire to know everything about her.
“Sheer brilliance” is all he said, shaking their hands. She smiled, unperturbed and walked past him leaving the whiff of her fragrance in the air.
This may not be a bad place to settle down after all. He thought and smiled.