Trifextra: Hyperbole Hangover

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Hyperbole Hangover

Greta looked like she’d been hit by a bus. She sat at the dining table and stroked her throbbing temples.

“Never again,” she declared woefully. “I can no longer drink like a fish.”


This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifecta writing challenge, in which we had to write exactly 33 words that contain some hyperbole.


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38 thoughts on “Trifextra: Hyperbole Hangover

  1. I don’t drink myself. Who wants to feel like this? (Among many other reasons.) This is a great story though.

    1. Thanks! I don’t normally drink like this either, though I did sometimes in my youth. That said, I had a reaction like this to drinking a small amount of whisky over the holidays (which is something I had never touched before – and will never touch again!).

    1. Ain’t that the truth! I have a friend who used to write “never again” vows (often on beer labels) regularly. Not very effective, but I’m sure she meant it at the time. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

      1. Live goldfish? Aw, poor goldfish. And no, I didn’t know they are poisonous – although I can’t say I’m surprised. They certainly look poisonous!

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