Welcome Dear Readers to this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge. This week we are asked to write a story between 33 and 333 words using the third definition of the word boo: 3 (verb) to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting “Boo” slowly –
“Boo!” Gwen slowly pushed the word from her mouth and put on her glasses to follow along in the script as her boyfriend, Bob, acted out his lines.
“Boo? But Gwen –I haven’t even recited the first line yet.”
“I know, Bob. I wanted to get my criticism out of the way first thing.”
“Captain Splitz! I wouldn’t go into the engine room if I were you. Not without your bull whip!” Bob emoted passionately.
“Funny,” Gwen remarked.
“It’s not supposed to be funny.”
“No, I mean it’s funny I never noticed your ears wiggle when you talk, Bob.”
“They do, Bob. Here, I’ve got a mirror in my purse.”
“Gwen, please! I don’t need to see my ears wiggle.”
“Fine. If you don’t want to see your ears wiggle it’s no skin off my nose.”
“Where was I? Oh yes . . . Captain Splitz! I wouldn’t go into the engine room if I were you! Not without your—“
Gwen stifled a little giggle.
“Nothing Bob, keep going.”
“Captain Splitz! I wouldn’t go— what are you giggling about Gwen!”
“It’s your eyes, Bob.”
“What about them?”
“Funny. I never realized until now they look like two ice-blue eggs, sunny-side up!”
“Gwen, can we please get back to the script?”
“Sure, you don’t want to look at your weird eggy eyes, Bob, it’s fine by me.”
“Captain Splitz! I wouldn’t go in there if I were you! Not without your bull whip!” Bob looked up at Gwen. “Well?”
“Aren’t you going to say anything about my mouth? Or maybe you want to tell me how weird my hair looks?”
“Bob! How can you say that? I’m nothing if not supportive. How dare you suggest otherwise! You are so lucky to have me as your girlfriend.”
You’re right. I’m sorry Gwen. Bob took a deep breath and began again. “Captain Splitz! I wouldn’t—”
“But your nose does kind of look like a piece of bacon, Bob.”
Until next time . . . I love you