Ballyhoo


Ruby, Mae and Beauregard stopped Mister’s cart today.
“Ballyhoo!”  Mae importuned.  “Our steed has run away.”
“I’ve insufficient room,” he frowned.  “What’m I to do?”
“Disregard our Beauregard.  N'that will make us two.”


This was written in response to this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  The Rule of Three is a writing principle that asserts that, in writing, groups of three have the most impact. This week's challenge is to write 33 words using the Rule of Three somewhere among them.  It is up to you to interpret the rule, just make sure to use exactly 33 words.  

And if I were allowed to toss in an extra 12 words, they would be these: 
“And toss old Ruby off the back.  Then there’ll be just Mae.”


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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Ballyhoo

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ballyhoo


Ruby, Mae and Beauregard stopped Mister’s cart today.
“Ballyhoo!”  Mae importuned.  “Our steed has run away.”
“I’ve insufficient room,” he frowned.  “What’m I to do?”
“Disregard our Beauregard.  N'that will make us two.”


This was written in response to this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  The Rule of Three is a writing principle that asserts that, in writing, groups of three have the most impact. This week's challenge is to write 33 words using the Rule of Three somewhere among them.  It is up to you to interpret the rule, just make sure to use exactly 33 words.  

And if I were allowed to toss in an extra 12 words, they would be these: 
“And toss old Ruby off the back.  Then there’ll be just Mae.”


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7 Comments:

At September 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM , Anonymous Jessie Powell said...

Poor Beauregard! Left behind with the cart while Ruby and Mae go along with Mister

 
At September 16, 2012 at 4:37 AM , Anonymous jaum said...

LIKED IT, AND LIKED THE 12 ADDITIONAL WORKDS EVEN BETTER. CLEVER,

 
At September 16, 2012 at 5:25 AM , Anonymous lumdog said...

Sort of a new take on the theory of evolution. Nice.

 
At September 16, 2012 at 9:26 AM , Anonymous Annabelle said...

Ha. Too bad you can't include the last line, I like it!

 
At September 16, 2012 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous Jeanna said...

Yes, poor Beauregard! Good job.

 
At September 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Anonymous JannaTWrites said...

Looks like they'd better watch their backs around Mae! I liked the last line as well...too bad it's not a 45 word challenge.

 
At September 17, 2012 at 6:07 AM , Anonymous Cameron (CDG) said...

Adorable, and those last 12 words are a perfect ending ;)

 

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