Trifextra: Pedestal

Pedestal

She is perfection embodied. A paradigm of virtue with impeccable manners. A flawless pillar of the community.

My fingers itch to reach out and topple her. Expose the reality underneath that polished pedestal.

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This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifextra challenge. We had to write exactly 33 words, 30 of our own and three of the following:

topple     paradigm     underneath     nerve     honey     loop

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Image credit: Google Images

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42 thoughts on “Trifextra: Pedestal

  1. Suzanne, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had thoughts just like this! Some people are just too “perfect” to be true-and need to be taken down a few pegs! Great writing with this prompt-I loved this!

  2. Oh! I know people like this. Why should I care if they get “exposed” for who they really are? For some reason, I do. This was good!!!

  3. Ooh, there’s a backstory behind this, I can tell. The narrator obviously has issues with the pedestal-ized person. What’s the story? Inquiring minds want to know! 😀

  4. This is great! I think you wrote this about a past co-worker of mine. (I quit over five years ago, but I’m pretty sure management still thinks she walks on water :))

  5. Sometimes I feel that way about certain people. I just love how you said everything in those 33 words. And I can’t get over how apt that image is.

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