Thursday, October 4, 2012


Trifecta Challenge

1: causing physical or mental discomfort
2: not easy : difficult
3: marked by lack of ease : awkward, embarrassed

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.
Have fun!
This week's word is uneasy.

For days in her mind, she played the moment.  Beverly knew it was coming.  It was only a matter of time before their paths crossed again and she wanted to be ready, or at least as ready as she could be.

Stanly had come crawling back to her, all shame filled and teary, after he thought he had been caught.  Beverly really hadn't caught him at anything, but his guilt was enough to push him over into confession. 

“It’s over.  I swear.  I’ll never see Charlene again.  I promise.  Please, please forgive me,” he pleaded pathetically.

Beverly turned away and waved her hand loosely at him, signaling that things would be okay.  He followed her across the room and sat silently in her chair.  She wrapped the paper around his neck, then fastened the cape.  Stanley was her last cut of the day.  

Just as she was trimming him at the base of his head, Charlene came in and began prepping her station.  She had been hired away from the competition a few days ago and given the chair next to Beverly.

The women exchanged a cold hello, while Stanley looked from Beverly to Charlene and back again in uneasy desperation.

He suddenly rose from the chair and pulled the cape off before Beverly could even finish.  He started mumbling and stammering and throwing down cash.  Stanley turned and looked at them both once more before bolting out the door.

As the chimes rang from the closing door, Beverly divided the money between herself and Charlene and said with an evil laugh, “Nice cut.”

While they were laughing, the bells rang again; together they looked up to see their next cut.


Bo said...

I really like this post. Funny!

Draug said...

This made me lol My aunt works at a high-end hair salon and while she doesn't scam her customers, she does always seem to have an amusing hair anecdote :D

Trifecta said...

Never, ever cheat on your hairdresser. They always find out and they work close to your head with razors and scissors.
Thanks for linking up. Be sure to come on back soon.