Scientific Study (Or Part 1 of the Trifecta Anniversary Challenge)

Charts and optimal dates and preferential temperatures. One line or two.

As if she could summon whatever it is that makes up the human soul as easily as she could a cab on a busy New York avenue.

Why can’t he see it? Her shoes slipped in the early slush.  I’m no lab result.

He had tried to tell her:

“The human heart is as unfamiliar to me as the new life forms I study.”

Hive minds, queen bees and honey.  She knew he preferred that to talks of love anyday.

She was just his assistant, transparent as a beaker.

~*~

In celebration of their 1-year anniversary, Trifecta Writing Challenge is teaming up with Velvet Verbosity this week.

So the prompt for the anniversary challenge was:

“Charts and optimal dates and preferential temperatures. One line or two.  As if she could summon whatever it is that makes up the human soul as easily as she could a cab on a busy New York avenue.”

I’ll be honest, I was really off-put when I read that.  I had no idea what to do with it, and it wasn’t my usual writing style.    I immediately had to Google “preferential temperatures” because I needed to know what sort of a person might be talking about that.  Well, my results gave me articles about insects.  The rest followed.

My partner in the challenge is Natalie Amatera… her part will follow,and I will add a link once it is complete! (And probably just post a complete version here because that way it will flow.)

This was a lot of fun.

2 Comments

  1. This was a different take on the prompt – can’t wait to see how your partner finishes the story! (This challenge is fun because everyone comes up with such different stories from the same starting point.)

  2. Yay! I see the blog is up and running again. Thanks so much for linking up and helping us celebrate our anniversary. I enjoyed your response, and I loved the last line.

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