Thursday, January 3, 2013

How to Survive

Hey!  Yes - I made it back here.  Between having an infant and the holidays, I ended up neglecting this blog rather shamelessly.  But, now that the holidays are over and my son and I are settling into a routine while my hubby is at work at nights, I am hoping to get back here a little more regularly.  I can't promise to read all of the links to the wonderful sites I visit for writing prompts, but I will do what I can.

On that note, I loved Trifecta's prompt this week:

This week we want you to write on the third definition of:

1: to remain alive after the death of <he is survived by his wife>
2: to continue to exist or live after <survived the earthquake>
3: to continue to function or prosper despite : withstand <they survived many hardships>

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone!!  Please join us.

Here's my response.  Please enjoy and then check out some of the other wonderful responses here.

            I glanced around for any sign of pursuit.  The busy bookstore was a great place to try to spot who was tailing me this time.  A sign on the shelf in front of me caught my attention.
            Self Help
            I gave a silent laugh at the irony.  I had significant doubts that there among the books on how to cope with a divorce, parenting or new relationships would be a book on how to survive a concentrated covert government attempt to erase every trace you ever existed.
            That was when I spotted the bald man.  He’d followed me before.  I knew this time I’d have to do something more drastic.  I let him see me as I left the store.  As I figured, he followed me out.  That was his mistake.


  1. Erasing the digital you might be relatively easy. Getting the REAL you might be a bit more tricky. Good write!

    1. Kinda scary to think about what that would take, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You may have discovered an untapped market in the self help book department;)

    1. Wouldn't that be a fun, or at least interesting, book to read? I may have to attempt that some time...

  3. bwa-ha-ha bald man's going down. (:<

  4. Ha!ha!He had no idea what he getting "out" of;-)Loved the story

    1. Definitely more than he bargained for in this case. Thanks!