In her youth, she wished to
Marry “the one”,
Have many children,
Have a cozy home.
Her husband ran off with the nanny.
Her children stole her sanity.
Her ‘Made-in-China’ shoe is leaking.
This silliness is my entry in the weekend Trifecta Challenge. I’m sure you can guess which nursery rhyme I took liberties with. No offense to the Mother Goose nursery rhyme and the old woman; I don’t know what happened to her husband- for all I know she never married. She may also be quite sane and even pleased with her life’s path…but she lives in a leaky shoe, so I just figured… And this fictional account of Chinese manufacturing quality in no way implicates that it is sub-par in reality.
On to the weekend challenge. The Monkey’s Paw, a short story by W.W. Jacobs, is about the strings that come with granted wishes. We are asking you to write 33 words exactly about three wishes that come at a high price to the wisher.
If you’d like to write your own non-offensive (or highly offensive) entry to the prompt, click on the tricycle picture to view Trifecta’s website for the complete instructions. Thanks for reading!