Sunday, June 30, 2013

Trifextra 74: Silence is deafening.

The current weekend challenge at Trifecta Writing Challenge is to mirror this quote in our response:
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
--Henry James
My response is a little cliched, in fact all the ideas I kicked around seemed to be. Even so, I kinda like it:

There are three things I find ironic about silence. 
     The first: silence is deafening. 
          The second: silence is deafening. 
               And the third: silence is deafening.

Hope you're enjoying your Sunday afternoon!

18 comments:

  1. I don't think it's cliched because you've made us 'hear' it in a new way :)) Wonderfully done!

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  2. See also: awkward. :-) Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. Yes, silence can definitely be awkward too!

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  3. Deafening in more ways than just hearing, I think. Great job!

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  4. I'm struck speechless at the moment by this (shot to the heart, long story) but wow... Just WOW! I LOVE your take on this prompt!! <3

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    1. Thank you, Dana! I usually like when I have that effect on people since it doesn't happen often, but knowing why makes me a little sad. Thank you again :)

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  5. The way you wrote this doesn't sound cliche at all. Nice job!

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  6. shhhhhh be vewwy, vewwy, qwiet :)

    not cliché at all.

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    1. I love Elmer Fudd! Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!

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  7. Your response is perfect, and soooo true! I love Mr. James line. The world would be such a great place all the time if everyone was kind.

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    1. Thanks, Winnie! I like James' original quote too-would definitely make for a different place.

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  8. Great Job Rachael, it is so true that silence is indeed deafening!

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