Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Three Word Wednesday

OK, I'm switching the meme to Wednesday. And which name do you like better? This one, or Exercises in Composition, or something else?

Each week, I will post three (or more) random words. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write something using all of those words. It can be a few lines, a story, a poem, anything. I'll also write something using the same three words and post it here. Be sure to leave a comment if you participate.

This week's words are:

One of my favorite memories of my four years with Lily is the night we fell asleep on the trampoline in the backyard.

I still lived at home. But there was no security light. No street lights nearby. The backyard was bordered by a neighbor's fence on the west side, a line of trees on the north and east, and of course, the house. All that, and a rather large tree right in the center of the yard, provided a measure of privacy.

It was a cool night, but not too cool. Actually, it was the perfect temperature, whatever that is. We laid there talking, looking up at the stars. Eventually we began to kiss. It was soft and sweet.

She began to undo my pants, as we continued to kiss. She always seemed to have a barrette or ponytail holder or something handy to pull her hair back. Lying on my back, feeling the cool night breeze against my face and arms, as she went down on me, I could think of nothing better.

After a few minutes, I stopped her. Gently pushed her over on her back and held my hand beneath her head until it came to rest on the trampoline. It was slow and passionate. Probably more because we were trying to be quiet than anything else.

When it was over, I collapsed on top of her. We both fell asleep for a little while. As many times as we made love, that was the only time it ever happened on a trampoline.

It's funny how something can make you both happy, and sad. But memories like that are worth a few tears.

"Scent of pine drifting by. Her hand traces lazy on your neck. Sunlight through the trees, recalls a better time..."


  1. It's funny how something can make you both happy, and sad. But memories like that are worth a few tears.

    well said, bone.

  2. is it just me or is it warm in here? ;)

    And no, liking the Area 51 pics better isn't weird. That being the highlight of my Vegas trip might be weirder. ha.

  3. Love it. Bone you get better each week

    But shouldn't you give the words a week in advance so that we won't have your imagery in our minds?

    Just a thought :-)

  4. If we were ever in some super crazy ass death match where one of us had to write better than the other or else face death by firing squad (or lynching, whatever), you would totally kick my ass and I would die.

  5. Ms. Sizzle: Thank you, Ms. Sizzle.

    Carmen: OK, now I feel a little better. And now I know what Vegas toes are.

    Pia: Well, I thought about suggesting that everyone write their own entry before reading mine. But I wasn't sure. This will be the only meme that changes days/names/instructions every week, forever.

    Heather B: I doubt that. But it might make for good reality TV :)

  6. Just wondering if you write the story, then pick three words everyone else gets to use from that.

    Powerful imagery, I don't know if I can use "trampoline" differently (I also have one of these), but I'll give it a go.

  7. "Yum yum, kitty kitty."

  8. It's too bad you can't do a "below the cut" kinda of thing on blogspot/blogger. That way you could give us the words, then put your entry under a jump.

  9. I like the title Three Word's catchy.

    Hot story Bone.....looooove it!

  10. Dorothy - Trust me, he gets the three words then has to write the story.

  11. Dorothy: No, someone emails me the random words. I think it's better that way, so that I have no preconceived notions of what I want to write. It's a writing exercise I've been doing lately and wanted to share it with everyone else.

    Thanks. The words this week were tough. Fortunately, they made me think of a real-life story.

    Blondie: I'm still anticipating what you will write, Miss Blondie ;-)

    Xinh: I think I can do that. I just have to research it a little and remember how. That's a good idea. Otherwise, I may just post the three words in the morning, and not post what I've written until later in the day.

    RedNeckGirl: Thanks. I like it, too. I think I'll probably stick with that as the name.

    ThreeWonder: Yeah. Thanks a lot for barrette.

  12. ooh!! how did you do the +/- cut?

  13. LOL Bone! How did I know that you would change the number on your jeans. I will change the size on my skirt after I make it to a ZERO! ha ha ha!

    Actually I wish that manufacturers would just lable women's clothes like men's. I could measure my waist and go buy my clothes...not spend 4 hours in a store figuring out what size I am.

  14. Ahem. Very inspiring.

  15. Xinh: I had done it a couple of times a year or two ago. Just had to find those posts and copy the code. Not sure how I like it though. Think I will definitely post the words first next week, and wait on posting what I write for a few hours.

    Renee: But I don't wanna be a 33!

    Lass: Ahem. Thank you :) You gonna do this one?

  16. Dude, I'm asking because I want the code.
    I have a blogger blog and it might come in handy.

  17. Xinh: I'll have to look it up again. Part of the code goes in your template. And then some you have to put in with each post you want to use the cut on. I'll try and email it to you.

  18. Bone, I found the answer online via the blogger help feature. It looks way too complicated so I think I'll just skip it.

    But thanks anyways.