33-Word Trifecta Challenge: An Ironic Twist of Fate

Welcome Dear Readers!  This weekend’s Trifecta Challenge is to write a 33-word story using the word tooth.

An Ironic Twist of Fate

Let’s climb Mount Everest, Floss!

No way, Tooth!


Moi?  Dental Floss?  Climbing?

But you’ll be between a rock and a hard place . . .

Oh, I love that, Tooth!

Tell me about it, Floss!

Edmund Hillary Reaches Summitt - Copy

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Until next time . . . I love you

38 thoughts on “33-Word Trifecta Challenge: An Ironic Twist of Fate

  1. I admire Mr. Hillary. Thinking about good dental hygiene even at such lofty heights. Too bad he didn’t pack an extra container of floss, but one doesn’t want to over pack in such circumstances.

    OMG you crack me up Linda!!

    • Ha! I can tell that you’ve been there done that or at the very least if you were going to go there and do that, you’d know how to pack, Valerie! So glad you to hear you liked my take!! 😀

  2. Linda, you are so silly … and I mean that as a compliment. I have no use for people who can’t be silly.

    I ALWAYS know I’m in for a treat when I see you’ve linked up. Another great piece!

  3. Edmund Hillary reaches summit – of the wrong mountain!

    “They told me this was Everest! What do you mean it;s K2? Why are all the Sherpas giggling?? Well, all these bloody mountains look the same!! Have I? Oh, I see, I see the camera – oh, you got me, you got me good! (breaks up in hysterical laughter.)

    Next week on 1953’s best pranks – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg think the electric chair at Sing Sing is waiting for them – but we have another kind of shock for them!

  4. Linda, this must have been an early inspiration behind all those intriguing true-news stories we now have available at the check-out counter, exposing everything from cellulite on movie starlets to sordid hate-break affairs. To think, it all began with the tooth-aching realities of dental floss carelessness on an Everest climb – this guy was surely living dangerously!

    • Haha! Oh he was a dashing and daring fellow! And speaking of tabloids, do you remember when Hillary Clinton was running in the primaries and she told the news media she was named after Edmund Hillary because her mother was so impressed that he had climbed Mt. Everest! Only trouble was he reached the summit 6 years after she was born! LOL! I got such a kick out of that! 😀

  5. Where do you get your ideas, Linda?! I can’t imagine that this is a true story! It is just too wacky and “out there”! But, coming from the mind of Linda Vernon, I can imagine it very well. Always a treat to read your great work, Linda. 🙂

    • Oh Tom! What a nice compliment! You always make me feel so good! Thank you!!!

      And I really don’t know how I get my ideas. I usually just go with the very first thing that occurs to me — for better or for worse! 😀

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