Trifextra: 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.


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


Image credit: Google Images


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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