Trifecta Writing 33-Word Writing Challenge: Pushing Kevin’s Buttons

This week’s 33-word Trifecta Challenge was to rearrange words from the 33rd page of Trifecta’s favorite book:  Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge.

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Pushing Kevin’s Buttons

Dr. Goldstein peered carefully beneath his ribs. “No bicycle, no basketball-hoop —  pine needles!

Kevin could not abide the thought of pine needles!

“Hackmatack needles?” Kevin shouted with panic.

“Never mind!” Dr. Goldstein said.

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“I fixed a bed of pine needles for you, Kevin!”
“Oh thank you . . . .wait a minute! Those aren’t Hackmatack needles are they? Because I take umbrage with Hackmatack needles!”
“No they’re just regular pine needles, Kevin.”
“Oh terrific!  Thanks!”

Until next time . . . I love you