Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Three Word #29

One of my favorite writing games is something I call three words. I post three words and encourage you to write a flash fiction piece containing those three words. If you would like to challenge me – post three words for me and next week I will post a piece of flash fiction using your words. Enjoy!

Three Words

  • Dine
  • Sky
  • Arch

Flash Fiction

Using the three words: Scallywag, Boggle, and Hiccup (from given to me by L.G. Smith last week.)

"Joe!" Sarah called from her desk.

"What?" came his faint reply.

"Would someone call a pirate a 'scallywag?'"

"I don't think so," Joe said from right behind her. Sarah jumped and turned around. "Didn't that term originate after the civil war?" he added.

Sarah rolled her eyes. "Not a history buff, remember."

"Oh right." Joe leaned over Sarah's shoulder and read what was on the computer screen. "Why don't you just have her call him a scurvy dog? I always thought that was a good insult."

"Sounds good to me." Sarah made the correction on her screen.

"Typo," Joe declared.

Sarah's fingers tensed and she pressed her lips together.

Joe pointed to a word on the screen. "Hiccup has two c's."

Sarah sighed and made the correction. "Thanks," she said and looked up at him. They stayed staring at each other for a while.

"Don't you have a Boggle game to get back to?"

"Oh, right." Joe left the room and Sarah went back to her writing.


  1. Well done!! Excellent parry to my cheeky comment last week. :))

    1. I am always surprised at what pops into my mind when people give me random lists of words for me :) To be honest I was not sure what a Scallywag was. I had to look it up - and that sparked this whole idea :)