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3WW – Midnight

May 5, 2010

This prompt is from Three Word Wednesday. A friend sent me the link for the blog and this is my first time trying the three-word prompt. Please don’t hesitate to comment!


The words today are:  escape, hum, vibrant


No matter how he tried, the man was unable to escape the persistent hum buzzing without stop inside his head. The doctors explained the negative test results by blaming the phenomenon first on stress and then later on anxiety, but he knew differently. Lying in bed, unable to sleep, the man listened to the soft, unrelenting noise. He watched the drifting shadows of car headlights distorted though the broken window blind play across the ceiling and he smiled. On most nights – and this night was no different – he would channel the vibrant tones in his head into something constructive. He would channel them into revenge.

Michael Fishman 2010

12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2010 11:02 am

    Way to go. I liked this.

    silent alphabets


  2. May 5, 2010 11:31 am

    That’s a great last sentence.


  3. May 5, 2010 12:51 pm

    Michael, welcome to 3WW. And what a fabulous start. This was edgy, the pace was quick and the ending super.


  4. May 5, 2010 3:56 pm

    Sharp and intense…great read.


  5. May 5, 2010 5:22 pm

    welcome to 3ww – that last line summed it up!


  6. May 5, 2010 5:44 pm

    yEAH, WELCOME TO 3ww, Love that word ‘revenge’. A little bit of conflict makes a great story, and this one’s got my imagination racing!


  7. May 5, 2010 7:58 pm

    Great job — a fascinating tale!


  8. May 6, 2010 2:27 pm

    revenge can drown out anything…. i like the night watching of distorted headlights lulls one into a sleepy read…


  9. May 6, 2010 8:48 pm

    Gotta love revenge! Neat imagery in this piece.


  10. May 7, 2010 11:28 am

    Great note to end this on! Did not see that coming…

    Welcome to 3 word Wednesday and hope to see you post again!


  11. May 8, 2010 10:21 am

    This is great, I really want to know what happens next. It reminds me of the “first 100 words” exercise, because the first 100 are the most important.


  12. May 8, 2010 11:05 pm

    That last word changes everything…is there a follow up?


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