One Direction (Wrong Direction)

We ran, it would seem, after the farmer’s wife.  But we’re blind.  We thought we ran from her.

Speedy warned us she was crazy.

Our hankering for Swiss cheese cost us our tails.

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This is my silly response to Trifecta’s weekend prompt:  “We’re asking for 33 of your own words about a famous trio. The trio could be from literature, from history or from pop culture. Just make it yours and have fun with it.”

Too bad the three blind mice couldn’t see the the size of that knife blade…they might not have been so bold as to go for the wedge of cheese on the counter 🙂

Oh, and the Speedy reference is to Speedy Gonzales from the Looney Toons cartoons.  I don’t know if Speedy and the three blind mice ever met, but I don’t claim historical accuracy here…I routinely make stuff up (read: lie) 😛  However, since this is all nursery rhymes and cartoons, I’m not sure accuracy really applies!

Click here to read other responses, or submit one  of your own!

This is another community-voted challenge, which means that readers have the opportunity to vote on their three favorites by visiting Trifecta’s site after the challenge closes on Sunday, at 8PM Eastern time.

Happy reading – and have a beautiful weekend!

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75 thoughts on “One Direction (Wrong Direction)

  1. momsomniac September 27, 2013 / 7:37 AM

    I loved this so much that I shared (with credit, of course). I hope that’s OK!

    • jannatwrites September 27, 2013 / 7:39 AM

      😛 I’m so glad you enjoyed my silliness enough to reblog, Momsomniac. I appreciate it. (TGIF!)

  2. Tessa September 27, 2013 / 7:50 AM

    Loved it!

    • jannatwrites September 27, 2013 / 10:17 PM

      Thanks, Tessa! Glad you enjoyed this one 🙂

  3. Kir Piccini September 27, 2013 / 7:50 AM

    OH I love Speedy Gonzales! He was always one of my favorites. He had the best sombrero

    This was creative and fun, picturing those mice running circles around that blade.

    OUCH!!!
    As always you bring the “good story” 🙂

    • jannatwrites September 27, 2013 / 10:24 PM

      Speedy was a funny fellow. I’m glad you stopped by to read it and enjoyed the story, Kir. This was an odd prompt!

  4. Debbie September 27, 2013 / 7:53 AM

    “Silliness” like this starts my weekend off just right! I’d say you nailed the challenge AND gave us great imagery!

    • jannatwrites September 27, 2013 / 10:26 PM

      😛 I’m glad it got the weekend off the a good start, Debbie!

  5. Renee TennisMcKinley (@2old2tap) September 27, 2013 / 7:55 AM

    I always wondered about that. So glad you gave us the rest of the story. (and it was good for a giggle too.) Great job!

    • jannatwrites September 27, 2013 / 10:59 PM

      Happy to clear up question, Renee! Thanks for reading 🙂

  6. paulmclem September 27, 2013 / 8:08 AM

    Darn [crosses three blind mice off his list]! Good one Janna. I’ll just need to think of something else now!

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:10 AM

      You’re funny, Paul! I think it would be hard to write about a trio that no one else picked. Thanks for stopping by to read it 🙂

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:14 AM

      🙂 I appreciate you taking time to read it, Zennjennc!

  7. nrhatch September 27, 2013 / 8:39 AM

    You IS funny!
    Or as Speedy might say, “Arriba Arriba”

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:19 AM

      Hahaha! You definitely get my humor 🙂 I think Speedy might say that the blind mice were loco en la cabeza.

  8. shreyapunj September 27, 2013 / 9:26 AM

    Hahaha! LOVED this!

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:20 AM

      Thanks so much for reading, Shreyapunj!

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:21 AM

      I’m glad you liked this one, Susan. Thanks for reading 🙂

  9. Quickstepp September 27, 2013 / 12:21 PM

    Now I have the song stuck in my head! Cute.

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:23 AM

      That happened to me, too. Sorry about that, Quickstepp 😛

  10. pratibha September 27, 2013 / 12:32 PM

    No silly, at all! Loved it. 🙂

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:24 AM

      I’m glad you enjoyed this one, Pratibha…I appreciate you stopping by!

  11. lumdog (@lumdog2012) September 27, 2013 / 1:16 PM

    This isn’t silly, it’s uplifting. Better than to lose your tail in the stock market.

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:25 AM

      Hahaha! You’ve got a point there, Lumdog 😀

  12. atrm61 September 27, 2013 / 1:19 PM

    Super cute-couldn’t stop smiling Janna:-)

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:26 AM

      Yes! I’m glad you share my humor, Atreyee 🙂

  13. Glynis September 27, 2013 / 2:54 PM

    Darn their love of cheese!! I love this very funny!

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:27 AM

      Cheese is big trouble for blind mice…and those who are lactose intolerant 🙂 Thanks so much for reading, Gynis!

  14. Draug419 September 27, 2013 / 8:44 PM

    Too cute.

  15. Widdershins September 27, 2013 / 11:05 PM

    Excelllent perspective! … arrrrriba!

    • jannatwrites September 28, 2013 / 12:33 AM

      Thanks, Widdershins! I’m glad you liked this one 🙂

  16. windandlaughter September 28, 2013 / 1:38 AM

    Oh ouch! I love how you weaved looney tunes and old mother goose together! 😀

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:52 AM

      Thanks, Windandlaughter…I’m glad it worked 🙂

  17. vishalbheeroo September 28, 2013 / 5:38 AM

    Haha! Need for speed in this fun post n got it:)

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:52 AM

      Haha! Thanks for reading, Vishal 🙂

  18. Michael September 28, 2013 / 6:35 AM

    Oh what a sad tail! 😀

  19. trifectawriting September 28, 2013 / 9:01 AM

    Smile inducing write! Don’t forget to come back and vote!

  20. Suzanne September 28, 2013 / 2:57 PM

    Hahahaha! What an awesome choice of trio – and so fabulously written! Love the mouse perspective. 😀

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:54 AM

      I’m glad you liked it, Suzanne! Thanks for reading and for your comment 🙂

  21. pattyabr September 29, 2013 / 5:03 PM

    cute and clever 33 words. I like mice outside my house not inside.

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:48 AM

      I agree with you about the mice OUTSIDE 🙂 Thanks for reading, Patty!

  22. debseeman September 29, 2013 / 5:55 PM

    Love this! Clever and funny.

  23. ewdupler September 29, 2013 / 6:00 PM

    Those poor mice! Very clever.

  24. Christine September 29, 2013 / 8:46 PM

    GREAT subject for this Trifextra! Fun piece!

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:46 AM

      Thanks, Christine! I had fun with this one 🙂

  25. Eric Alagan September 29, 2013 / 11:10 PM

    Ariba! – Riba! – Riba!

    “Tell me senor, why are the three mice walking funny.”

    “Well, Speedy, that’s what happens when you fell in love with Swiss.”

    “Oh, I see, they kill you with love.”

    “Close.”

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:46 AM

      It’s not the cheese itself that’s harmful (unless they are lactose intolerant)- it’s the crazy lady with knife. Even blind mice like a challenge, it seems 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Eric!

  26. BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith) September 30, 2013 / 4:23 AM

    Amazingly clever! I love not only the subject, but the humorous way you adapted the saga. And I do think in the land of fable and fiction your characters did indeed cross paths.

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:45 AM

      Thanks, Joanne – I appreciate you reading it and am glad you enjoyed!

  27. I Am Jasmine Kyle September 30, 2013 / 5:18 AM

    ANDLE ANDLE!!! AMIGO!!!

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:44 AM

      Ah, another Speedy fan! Welcome, Jasmine 🙂

      • I Am Jasmine Kyle October 1, 2013 / 4:25 AM

        SI

    • jannatwrites October 1, 2013 / 12:44 AM

      I remember liking him as a child, Phil. He’s not PC, so we don’t hear from him much anymore.

  28. pattisj September 30, 2013 / 4:40 PM

    That brings back memories. 🙂 I still love Looney Tunes.

  29. Sarah Ann October 2, 2013 / 12:00 PM

    Very funny. A great mingling of tales.

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