Saturday, April 27, 2013

Trifecta compound-modifiers

Your challenge this weekend is to give us 33 words about anything you want.  Your piece must include at least one hyphenated compound modifier.  Remember that the hyphen will join your two words together to create one, so you will have a bit more wiggle room with your word count and language.  You are free to use more than one hyphenated modifier in your post, but we ask that you be careful not to sacrifice readability in the process.



Shadow

It crept up beside her, mimicking her every movement exactly.  

She ran zig-zagging along the sidewalk, tried hopping on one foot, even skipping didn't help her sneak away from it.  

Her counterpart shadow.

16 comments:

  1. Only the shadows knows, good take on prompt.

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  2. I always tried to outrun my shadow when I was young! Cute story (:

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    1. Didn't we all? As I get older I love my shadow 'cause it makes me look thinner!

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  3. That's the problem with shadows they have this uncanny knack of sticking with you.
    Enjoyed your story.

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    1. Thank you. Yes our shadows will stick with us forever.

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  4. Discovery of shadow is a fun thing to watch! Now, it would really be scary if the shadow didn't mirror our movement :)

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    1. You're right that would be a scary thought. I can't let myself think about the implications of that. ;)

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  5. This is great! What kid didn't play with their shadow? Love the way you've told this. Great use of the prompt!

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    1. Thanks so much. Shadows are such a simple thing, yet are always around.

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  6. That is cute, Barbara... and so true!

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    1. Don't you just love her pig-tails and her shadow. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It's appreciated.

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  8. Looks like you were doing two writing challenges in one - always a difficult task. You were brave not using all 5 sentences :))

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    1. You're correct. I thought I'd try killing two birds with one stone. I normally use two different ideas. I cheated a bit this time. Thanks for your comments. It's appreciated.

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