Paris, 1972


I wipe a crumb from his mouth. One second is all he needs.

But undoing my past will undo my future: twins conceived two years hence.

I content myself with this final touch.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.

This weekend's Trifextra comes to us courtesy of MOV, who often emails us with suggestions for site improvement or potential prompts.  Most recently, she told us about Travel and Leisure magazine's "Super Short Travel Stories" competition, thinking that we could recreate the same challenge on our site.  We love the idea, but borrowing it outright feels a bit shady, so we're going to add our own twist to it.  This weekend, we want you to give us a 33-word time travel story.  We don't usually tell you what to title your piece, but we'd love it if you could title it with the year/date that you choose. - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.RxVhSxkB.dpuf

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: Paris, 1972

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Paris, 1972


I wipe a crumb from his mouth. One second is all he needs.

But undoing my past will undo my future: twins conceived two years hence.

I content myself with this final touch.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.

This weekend's Trifextra comes to us courtesy of MOV, who often emails us with suggestions for site improvement or potential prompts.  Most recently, she told us about Travel and Leisure magazine's "Super Short Travel Stories" competition, thinking that we could recreate the same challenge on our site.  We love the idea, but borrowing it outright feels a bit shady, so we're going to add our own twist to it.  This weekend, we want you to give us a 33-word time travel story.  We don't usually tell you what to title your piece, but we'd love it if you could title it with the year/date that you choose. - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.RxVhSxkB.dpuf

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5 Comments:

At September 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Bo said...

That's the hard part about wishing things were different. I know this feeling well.

 
At September 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Trifecta said...

I love the idea of it all unraveling. This is a great response to the prompt. Thanks for linking up.

 
At September 23, 2013 at 5:16 AM , Blogger Kir said...

oh. Oh.
Undo my past to undo my future...what a powerful line and what a powerful wish, I think. If you could go back, would you go back?

content with a final touch...I wish I could be.
:)

 
At September 23, 2013 at 5:17 AM , Blogger kymm said...

Contenting yourself is such a loaded concept. And yet... Great piece, Kelly!

 
At September 23, 2013 at 5:37 AM , Blogger j umbaugh said...

Undo my past to undo my future... What a great thought!

 

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