Daydreams of: Hero Worship

“There’s nothing cute about it,” he said. The register of his voice indicated decision more so than discussion.

She disagreed heartily and privately, staring past his head and out the window behind him.

Outside a lone child played in the mud.  The sleeves and legs of her outfit were stretched and covered in liquid earth.

“She’s just playing soldier.” She said.

“With my dress white uniform!”

This is a response to my friend Eric Shelton who added a challenge to the already challenging Trifecta Challenge.  He challenged me to write using no adverbs and avoid words ending with “ly”.  It took a little longer than expected but here it is.  I hope you enjoy it.

If you’re curious about him and his thoughts, just click on his name.  He has some very interesting observations.

14 thoughts on “Daydreams of: Hero Worship

  1. Hahaha! Oh no no no!! They will NEVER get that clean. Thanks for subscribing to my blog! I’m thrilled to death. Unfortunately, WordPress is deceiving everybody about where I’m at. I’d be so grateful if you went to and signed up for e-mail updates there. I hate to add a hassle, but I also hate for you to sign up and think I’m like the invisible blogger!

  2. I went through this problem just today when my girl insisted on wearing her pristine white leggings to school on the the year’s muddiest day. Very funny. I could totally picture the whole thing.

  3. I too loved the “liquid earth” imagery. And the child’s needing to play out her father’s job. That dirt is never coming out …

    • Hah! I didn’t write that part. “Heartily” and “privately” were part of the phrases that we had to use with no modifications.

      My contribution started with the line, “Outside a lone child played in the mud.”
      Gotcha! 🙂

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