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“I thought full stop didn’t feel like going because of her period,” whispered hyphen.

“Oh, no,” said semicolon, “that’s not full stop; that’s dot, one of the ellipsis sisters.”


Well, considered hyphen as he prepared to dash off, it had been a confusing story but now it seemed he’d be able to join the dots...
55 words. And three sentences.

Written for Flash Fiction Month 2014: Day 15


Challenge #7: Threesome

As befits the third week of such a third-class writing event, there are THREE elements to today's challenge for triple the fun.  That's right, 3 for the price of 1!
  • Element ONE: Your story must consist of three sentences.  No more, no less.  It can be any length, 55-1000 words, but it can only have 3 sentences.  Polish up those semi-colons, kids.
  • Element TWO: Your story must feature something usually found in threes.
  • Element THREE: Post a three word summary of your story with the link.

So I polished up my semicolon and had at it...


(My summary is: dot dot dot)
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shep4life Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Clever
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ^^ And thanks for the fave too :D
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shep4life Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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C-A-Harland Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Writer
This was hilarious. Love the puns.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much ^_^
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Mez3rika Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Very unique and creative--it was also entertaining to read. =)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much - and thank you for the fave ^^ :icongiveflowerplz:
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Mez3rika Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Anytime. :hug:
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Writer
 This is brilliant bahaha!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much ^^ :giggle:
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Writer
I forgot to say congrats on the DLR. Well-deserved. I wish I could write comedy like that. I'm quite the clown in real life, but it doesn't carry over to my art, somehow. May I ask how you got started, or has it always just come naturally to you?
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose looking back I have always inclined towards comedy. But I think as you get older, you get a greater taste for it. A sense of humour becomes a comfort in life. Stressful things happen to people of all ages but once you're past your youth, you stop being quite so hopeful about the future.

I started writing again in my 30s and my work just seemed to naturally go in that direction. It's rather taken me aback - I never seriously thought of myself as funny before that :D
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm a hopeful, but I'm also a total clown aaaall the time. I've got to find a way to start writing comedy. I have been inspired by you.
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Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLR (Daily Literature Recognition) in a news article that can be found here. Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

 


Keep writing and keep creating.

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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
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DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
You're welcome!
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StormBringer23 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
My mom says if you don't stop polishing that semicolon you'll go blind.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wise words from your parent... (:giggle:)
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StormBringer23 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Bah, they just don't want us having fun.
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Writer
Love the first sentence of this. Though I'm kind of surprised you didn't go with a joke along the lines of "it's fine, her period came to a full stop." But given the three sentence limit I guess that would have been a nightmare to set up. :|
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, everyone's a critic... :P

But the thing is, "her period came to a full stop" then suggests that full stop's feeling OK and she should be there, when I want to have a reason for her not being there. Or do you mean it should be a reference to dot? (And now I'm discussing the menstrual cycles of punctuation marks ^^")

I've thought of a bit more :aww::

Luckily full stop felt well enough to go to hyphen's birthday party on Saturday. She put on her best frock and set off to his house.

"So pleased you could come!" said hyphen. "Let me introduce you to everyone: here we have dot, dot, dot - the ellipsis sisters; this is decimal point; and I think you already know dot-over-the-i. Everyone, this is full stop!"

And their host disappeared to answer the door again. His guests looked at one another.

"Well," said decimal point, "this is awkward."

"Yes," laughed full stop. "What are the odds on us all turning up looking exactly the same?"
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leyghan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm tickled by the story as posted but I like what you wrote in this comment even better.

Oh and I love that you can now edit and feature a comment but I'd love to be able to fave a comment too. Oh well, can't have everything I guess.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I was tempted to use that comment story as my official story for today but it felt like cheating a bit ^_^

Thank you for your kind words :aww: I will just imagine that you faved my comment :D
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BlakeCurran Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
Love it! :clap:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ^_^ :happybounce:
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SMBaird Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done. :)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
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SMBaird Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome. :)
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
absolutely fabulous. :clap:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ^^ Thank you! Thank you! 
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21tgilmore Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much ^^ Maracas 
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Writer
It took me a while to get the dash pun, but you have earned yourself a face-palm. :XD: I like what you did with this one!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks - I'm pretty pleased with this one :D
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LaughMakerAna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant! 
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ^^ And thanks so much for the watch and all the faves :icongiveflowerplz:
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LaughMakerAna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's my pleasure! Thanks for writing awesome stories! :D
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NamelessShe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool! :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much ^^ :boogie:
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Mr-JeiT Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bravo ^▼^
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :happy: 
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TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice....
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Isn't it though? :P
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joe-wright Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   General Artist
I'm just glad colon isn't involved
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I tried to work it in... (^^)
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ilyilaice Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Punny punctuation!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very succinctly put, yes ^^; (:giggle:)
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
That was so much fun, thank you! :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm pleased you enjoyed it ^^ :tighthug:
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
You are quite welcome! Hug 
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