…And Then the Analogy Fell Flat


PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

“Just a few dollars more.  If I had a small raise, I would be able to catch up.”

Jack shook his head.

No, he couldn’t afford it.

He popped over to Orinoco and looked at his humongous wish list with a sigh.

This was getting him nowhere.

He tried to move to the news site, but ended up looking at the latest risqué photos of Sharon Shaiplee.  What he’d give to… Damn.


Trent scratches his head.

“How in the world am I going to fit the analogy about rising from the muck of everyday life to bloom into this story?”


Word count = 100

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The muse did not love me today.  I got zero.  So I tried to force a story using the idea of a lotus blossom, and all of the significance of it, as an analogy.  I still got nothing ;)

And yes, the Orinoco is a great river in South America, just like that other river that begins with an “A” ;)

36 thoughts on “…And Then the Analogy Fell Flat

        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Just went back and looked – I think you turned up a winner. I tried doing what you did, that is, just the first thing that came to mind, which was, “what does a lotus blossom symbolize?” but you were able to run with your idea better than I did mine.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I had to Google it. My first thought is the Enya song, Orinoco Flow, I try to avoid that other South American river, but a too large portion of my paycheck seems to end up going there any way ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      If I had double the words, maybe… On the other hand, if I could figure out how to achieve enlightenment that easy, I’d be some sort of guru with thousands of followers ;) Hopefully the muse will be kinder to me next week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a head scratcher. How do I get Jack from mundane to enlightenment in 100 easy words? I guess if I could figure that one out I wouldn’t be here, but some guru with hundreds of followers…

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