Trifecta Challenge: Mouth!

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The word prompt for this week’s Trifecta Challenge is:

MOUTH

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

Please remember:

  • 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.

Here’s mine:

The First Encounter!

(224 Words)

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.

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23 responses »

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  2. I really like this. You did a great job of capturing strong emotions in a few words.

    (PS The prompt for Write at the Merge this week is unrequited love. You should link up there also.)

    • Just a new Board of Director kinds.. I think the title is a bit misleading. It could be her backup plan but she has never thought beyond him so far. And this guy new showing interest in her may change that in the future. Thanks for dropping by and reading.

    • That’s true it’s tough to keep your personal life separate and not let your work hamper but some people learn to do that. They aren’t actors, maybe the title Director is misleading. I had quite a few lines on her work front but just edited them to keep it short. i think I’ll probably change the title to Vice President to avoid confusion. Thanks for reading.

  3. haha nice piece, although, the new director seems a little grubby but it’s hard for me to feel that way when he notices the “void” in her eyes! I’m perplexed!

    • Oh! Your comment went into Spam and I just checked today.. He just sees something in her eyes which makes him feel there’s some story behind them and he wants to know more. She isn’t interested in him right now..
      Thanks for reading.

    • With the last line i was just trying to show that he has been a wanderer of sorts and now after meeting her somehow feels he may settle down here. And I totally forgot to link up kohl, didn’t realize, Will link it up. It’s just synonymous to eye liner but I like that word .. :-) Thanks for reading.

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