Friday, January 18, 2013

Suspicion

Trifecta's 33 word prompt for the weekend was to choose one of the pictures provided and write 33 words inspired by it.  Here's the picture I chose and what it inspired:

Bruno. C. / Art Photos / CC BY

 
 
 
Suspicion. 
Veiled joy. 
What do you want?  What are you going to do to me? 
Peace in poverty. 
Worry in wealth. 
 How are you going to change my world?  For better or worse?
 
 
 
 
Be sure to check out the other pictures, as well as the excellent literary offerings inspired by them, at www.trifectawritingchallenge.com

40 comments:

  1. Nicely done, the suspicion comes across well.

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  2. Suspicious eyes, eh? Well written.

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    1. That's at least where my mind went...

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  3. This is scary. She's in a bad place where the choices are few, but the results enormous, in either direction.

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    1. Yep. Drastic results no matter what she chooses.

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  4. We always assume that poor people must be miserable, and that may not be true. Well done!

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    1. And sometimes it isn't about whether they're happy or not. Sometimes it's about what they are used to.

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  5. Interesting way of looking at it, well done!

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  6. It sometimes is easier to deal with the devil you know (poverty) than risk the unknown where the true danger may lay. All very true and expertly stated by you. Well done.

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  7. It's the fear of the unknown that sometimes leads to missed opportunities, but sometimes that fear is justified. I hope that's not the case here!

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    1. Consequences to choices no matter what you choose.

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  8. Your words, this picture remind me of a place I know well. And the suspicion, "veiled joy", scrutiny of those coming into their world. It's reality for some. I really liked this a lot.

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    1. Thanks! I see something similar in the teenagers I work with. They are so used to being in trouble that the idea of doing well is so foreign they don't know what to do with it. That's where some of this came from.

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  9. I like this perspective. Change and wealth aren't necessarily good...they bring their own challenges.

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    1. Exactly. We sometimes forget that part.

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  10. Veiled joy. what a nice idea.

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  11. This was very thought-provoking. "What do you want? What are you going to do to me?" So wary... I pray her world is changed for the better and not the worse. Many blessings to you,

    Cheryl

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    1. Thank you. We always hope that, but I think it's important that we remember it may not be as simple as we think.

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  12. Peaceful poverty? Worrisome wealth? It's a conundrum.

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    1. And yet, if you think about it, very true. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Great perspective. I wouldn't have imagined this response but its perfect with this picture. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks. I've been to places like this before and that was often the feeling I was left with.

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  14. "How are you going to change my world?" At the rate we are going? I'm guessing we will continue to exploit it for as long as we are able to get away with it. Good story.

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    1. That is, unfortunately, true. At least I believe so. Thanks!

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  15. Such an apt title & I agree that such questions are natural in a child's mind-specially someone who lives in poverty.Loved the lines,"Peace in poverty.
    Worry in wealth."

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    1. Thanks. Children from places like that are, sadly, usually pretty cautious, aren't they?

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  16. Right on the $ (pun intended). All the camera crews and agencies that bring this to our attention. We are always suspicious of their own motives, I can imagine that the people they 'help' feel the same way.
    Great job!

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    1. Nice pun. The suspicion is on so many levels with the issue of helping impoverished areas, isn't it?

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  17. The responsibility does fall to us, doesn't it?

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