Saturday, 2 April 2011

B is for ... ???

Thanks to all who dropped by yesterday! The answer to yesterday's post was, AWE. Mind you, Lenny suggested that she felt 'abducted' which I thought was pretty cool. Nice one, Lenny!

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Nili squints at the clock, wondering if it's possible for the hands to slow down when she does. She holds her hands out in front of her--dirty fingernails--then scrapes the dirt out from below her thumb nail with her right incisor, spits it onto her fingers, and rubs it on her jeans. No one's home anyway. She grabs the nearest magazine, hubbie's Motor Monster, and flicks through with a sigh. She looks at the clock again. She swears it's got a face, like the man on the moon. She gets up and goes to the fridge, opens it, and scans its contents for something sweet. Nothing bloody sweet. She clicks her tongue and searches her loft for the remote control. She spots it in the cat's bed, grabs it, blows off some cat hair and swtiches the TV on, changes channels without comprehending anything she sees, then swtiches it off again. I guess I'll just make myself another coffee.

So, can you guess the emotion/feeling (a noun) depicted in this piece that begins with the letter ‘B’? Please nip over to Nicole's blog to read her interpretation of our B-prompt word. Here’s the link!



68 comments:

  1. I'm going to bored, bored, bored.

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  2. Boredom! That's actually the same theme I picked for my post today.

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  3. I have to go with boredom too! :)

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  4. I guess boredom also.
    Great piece of writing Jessica.

    Have a good week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  5. I have to agree - boredom :)

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  6. Hmmm blissful boredom? ;-)

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  7. So much great characterization! I could see every movement vividly. Awesome entry, Jess!

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  8. My guess to your fabulous 'B' post is Bored! That pulling the dirt from under her nail with her tooth really grossed me. LOL

    Visiting from the A to Z challenge. Happy Saturday! :o)

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  9. Like everyone else, I have to say boredom. Isn't that a boring response?

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  10. Bored boredom. Yup :) Nice job, Jessica!

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  11. Boredom. I'm actually yawning as I typed the word LOL!

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  12. Everyone took my guess, so to be different, I like being different, I choose: burp. has to follow the dirt under the nails :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  13. I would have to guess bored.

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  14. Very descriptive post. Love the incisor nail cleaning-a too true and human behavior. I'm guessing boredom. Now for Nicole's...

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  15. Is boredom an emotion or a state of consciousness? Oh, well, I'm going with boredom, too.

    MM the Queen of English

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  16. Bored for sure...Nice story, Jessica! I'm on my way to check out your pal. :-)

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  17. I'm guessing bored definitely. Nice scene given here. =)

    http://TigeronmyBookshelf.blogspot.com/

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  18. My guess (boredom) has been taken many times over, but just wanted to say fantastic post! My B word for today was Bowie, as in David Bowie. Super fun :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  19. Definitely bored, which if it is true, was wonderfully depicted. Talk about show without telling.

    Now if it is not boredom and it is something like "breasts" or "binoculars" then you might want to polish up on your descriptions. Ha.

    Love this.

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  20. BORED, she is on autopilot, looking for something to capture her interest!
    I mentioned you today on my B post
    ;-D Happy Saturday to you n' yours~

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  21. I'm going with boredom too :)

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  22. Yep, bored. I'll go with that one, much as I'd love to be original... ok maybe blindingly bored? bored bitchy? bored blue in the face?

    T.x ; P

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  23. Well boring is something you are not! Love your writing.

    Grace and Peace

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  24. Blithering boredom!
    Great writing to meet the alphabetical challenge.

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  25. This is great! She's BORED. =d

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  26. Definitely bored - well, I wasn't, but it sounds like she is. :)

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  27. I LOVE this as your theme, Jessica! Aren't you a clever girl... a riddle with the answer in the letter... I'm going with boredom, which even though I tried not to look, seems to be a popular choice. I just want to give you kudos though, on this original take on the challenge. Not easy to stun me into thinking 'damn! I wish I'd thought of that!'

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  28. No doubt that this is bored! :)

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  29. Fabulous idea sharing the A-Z challenge..my response on nicole's site was this...

    "Watching grass grow is often more exciting than some relationships, has to be "bored" definitely not "bewitched bothered or bewildered"

    Stop by my post if you have a moment.
    here:
    http://sooozsaysstuff.blogspot.com/2011/04/a-z-challenge-day-3-c-crocodile-with.html

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  30. Hi Jessica. Sounds like a lot of people were 'bored' by this post, ha ha.

    Denise<3

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  31. I'll definitely have to go with boredom.

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  32. Boredom it is, and a very clever theme and team effort for the A-Z Challenge! Great job you two!
    ~Josie Two Shoes~
    Two Shoes In Texas 
    Monday Memories
    Write A Letter Wednesday
    Words In Motion

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  33. Great idea ... BORED? :) Happy B-day. I'm a new follower from the A-Z Challenge - nice to meet you! :)

    www.margokelly.blogspot.com

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  34. Boredom :o) and no I haven't tried banoffee pie. I had to google it! ooh it looks so sickly sweet and delicious :o)))

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  35. ...zzz...um, I mean, bored. Love the extreme detail - it really works well for this prompt.

    A Piece of My Mind

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  36. I just saw your trailer and was BLOWN AWAY. Such a haunting and beautiful song. Great visuals...bravo. =)
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  37. I Believe the noun would be a bore.

    http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com

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  38. Boredom? Intriguing paragraph and very well conveyed. What a neat strategy! Love, love.

    ~Melissa
    Reflections on Writing

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  39. Well this is interesting. Your post seems obviously to be speaking of 'boredom' but on your friend Nicole's post, 'betrayal' seemed to be the most appropriate word!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  40. Hi greetings from The Farm. I'm going with Boredom too.


    Grandpa
    Life on The Farm

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  41. Bored out of one's mind, to put it politely ;)
    Love the paragraph, sums it up perfectly :)

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  42. Visiting from the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Nice to "meet" you! I'm a new follower. Have a great Sunday and a fun A-Z April :-)

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  43. Really cool blog, I'm also participating in the challenge. Although, mine wasn't about boredom...but nice subject :)

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  44. Yup, boredom! Love what you and Nicole are doing.

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  45. Boredom for sure. Just popped over from Nicole's blog, to say Hi and check you out.
    I love the way you two are teaming up on this challenge.

    Fellow A to Zer
    Pamela Jo
    http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

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  46. +JMJ+

    I'm going with boredom.

    (You must be really bored by that answer by now, Jessica. LOL!)

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  47. Visiting from the A-Z Challenge. Boredom, plain and simple.

    Come visit when you can at:
    http://www.mainstreamsolarcooking.com
    http://rockingchairreflections.blogspot.com (A-Z)

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  48. Yep, have to go with Bored. Loved how you showed this, I think it's an awesome idea for the Challenge!

    Hugs,

    Rach

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