Friday, January 25, 2013

The Tease



It sat there innocently enough, but temptation lurked in its every delectable curve.
"What?" I asked, frowning.
The french tart said nothing, poised just so, enticing me.
"Stupid diet..." I muttered, giving in.

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This was written for the Trifextra Challenge for this weekend :)

And now on to our quick weekend challenge.  This weekend, we're sending you back to English 101 to revisit the concept of literary devices.  We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification.  Wait.  What?  You forget what that is?  It's the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals (http://literary-devices.com).  It's when the wind howls, the car door grunts, and the front porch shrugs its shoulders under the weight of its own history.  Remember?  For some writers, it's the backbone of their art.  This weekend, we want you all to give it a whirl, and we can't wait to see what you come up with.  Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. Your tart is so polite, the ones I run across here scream, "EAT ME, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!"

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    1. lol - if it was chocolate this would be totally different set of 33 words ;)

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  2. LOL..I wrote about desserts too...it must be that kind of weekend. ;)

    I loved the voice it gave to that tart....such a tease. ;)

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    1. Did you? *goes to look* Yeah, I'm thinkin it is - just starting to snow again here. Something about cold weather = dessert :)

      Hehe, thanks!

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  3. Seems as if we have a theme going on this week. Mine is about cookies. And now I feel the strange need to walk to the bakery across the street to buy tarts.

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    1. You have a bakery across the street?? Wow, talk about temptation!

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  4. The " French tart"-?lol!My imagination is running in anther direction!Yes,this tart is definitely a tease-good you gave in to the temptation & ate it up;-)Loved it Dawn:-)

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  5. French tart vs. diet? Talk about an uneven playing field!

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  6. A tart as a tease, now that was a delicious bit of writing! Lol. :). Thanks for igniting our decadent cravings. Oh great, Kir's cupcakes are next! This has the makings of a calorie-rich weekend!

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    1. Hehe, my pleasure :) It's all about the decadent cravings ;) Yep, and there's cookies in there somewhere, too. Bon Apetite!

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    1. It had to be french - who could pass up on the double entendre? ;)

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  8. I hope I didn't gain weight reading this :) I like your tart's attitude!

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    1. Zero calories, I promise. Temptation on the other hand... ;)

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  9. Darn that temptation & its curves!!!!

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  10. That tart has a personality! Good job.

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    1. It's sweet and innocent! Really! ;)

      Thanks :D

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  11. The tart is silently judging you! lol

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    1. Lol - you know I almost did put the word judgement in there! I decided to go for enticing instead. It's a temptress - the judging comes later ;)

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  12. Great entry, lovely photo (reaching for the biscuit tin). :(

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    1. Thank you! :) Rut roh - am I a bad influence? ;)

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  13. French tart...so cute! I hate dieting. It exacerbates my obsession with food and becomes all I can think about.

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    1. Thank you! Oo, yeah - I did weight watchers when I went on a diet. I liked being able to eat small amounts of whatever :D

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  14. Tarts are so very seductive. i can completely understand the temptation.

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  15. I love that you wrote about dessert! I was hoping someone would!

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    1. Yay dessert! Yep - quite a few people did, actually. Cookies, cupcakes and tarts galore :)

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    1. p.s. thanks for catching my error... I have shortened to 33...

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  17. LOL - I've been dealing with that same issue since Christmas... Cookies keep enticing me, just like that strawberry tart. I can't seem to fight them! Very good personification.

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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    1. Thanks! :) Yep - dark chocolate covered shortbread star cookies, here.

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  18. i said the same thing to s'mores last night. good one, dawn.

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  19. I allowed the cheesey fiesta potatoes to do the same to me yesterday and instantly regretted it. A French tart however, THAT would have been worth it.

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  20. Love that silent flirt. Much more tempting than words. Love it!

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