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FFM Threesomes Challenge

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 15, 2014, 3:32 PM

I was so fascinated by FFM's day 15 challenge, and the different responses to it, that I've actually bothered making a list of the things-that-come-in-threes that have been written about. No links or names, though, and to make it fair I'm not saying which idea is mine (which I was originally planning). Anyway, some of them crop up more than once. If you want to know more, follow the link above and go read these awesome little stories! (If you haven't already, that is.)

The List

:bulletyellow: Macbeth's witches/portentous apparitions.
:bulletyellow: Rock, paper, scissors.
:bulletyellow: Magical trios.
:bulletyellow: Stages of cancer.
:bulletyellow: Heroic trios.
:bulletyellow: Blind mice.
:bulletyellow: The Sanderson Sisters (as in, Hocus Pocus).
:bulletyellow: Monocotyledons' flower systems.
:bulletyellow: Fatherly advice.
:bulletyellow: Triplets.
:bulletyellow: Trials/misfortune (I absolutely believe in this!).
:bulletyellow: Three-course meals.
:bulletyellow: The Rule of Three.
:bulletyellow: Ellipses.
:bulletyellow: Primary colours.
:bulletyellow: The Fates.
:bulletyellow: Neapolitan ice cream.
:bulletyellow: Wishes.
:bulletyellow: Little pigs.
:bulletyellow: Billy goats gruff.
:bulletyellow: Genders.
:bulletyellow: Beats in a waltz.
:bulletyellow: Siblings in fairytales.
:bulletyellow: Acts in a play.
:bulletyellow: Rune readings.
:bulletyellow: Stages of life.
:bulletyellow: Stages of the day.

This list may be added to, if I can remember to check back. There a few ideas there that I rejected, and some I never would have thought of in a million years. Probably.

Here are six (or two times three) three-sentence stories that I particularly enjoyed:

There were Three Sisters in a HallAt times, Lachesis wonderes what would happen if instead of deciding on a certain length, she'd leave a thread unmeasured, and therefore give a being an unlimited life span. On the one side, Clotho considers, not for the first time, adding colors to the threads she's spinning, for diversity's sake. On the other side, Atropos is the only one who seeks not innovation – modern societies have already opened so many extraordinary options, and she is content. To Be A WriterRock wrote a story; she revised it, shared it, revised it again, shared it again, and when she finally had it just the way she wanted it to be, she gave it to her brothers.
Paper laughed---he said it sucked, give up, go home, she'd better leave the writing to him.
Scissors said to try again, so she did.
Punctuation“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...
Red, Yellow, and BlueToo poor to purchase more art supplies, I learned to paint only with primary colors; I covered canvas after canvas--or reclaimed wood when it was a choice between painting or eating--with saturated sentiment.  Canary yellow was the color of the dress you wore the day we met--and it harmonized perfectly with your straw colored hair--while cadmium red matched both your tempting scarlet lips and the fire I saw in your eyes.  But ultramarine blue didn't suit you, and I never once used it until the day God or Guilt or some Guy stole you from me. Knight TroublesHer many heads restless in the evening air, Hydra watched the knight right up to his arrival on one of their tongues. The first misfortune was the sharp twang of metal against the roof of her mouth; the second occured several hours later as the knight's remains bubbled around, bloating her stomach.
The third, and final misfortune, was the infection that moved through her like wildfire, racing from their singular body and spreading to each and every head, leaving her snuffly, achy, and terribly ill.
FFM '14.15 Shall We Dance?They stopped long before the last notes of the waltz played, but stepped apart long after they finished, unwilling to admit that their time had run out. He told her that he expected to be between lessons at the usual time on the morrow; they would practice more then.
On her way back to the servants’ quarters, she found herself counting her steps in threes.



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I am romantic about childhood, and about past times. I love children's books and films, especially those produced during my childhood or before I was born. I have a Victorian-style dolls' house, and a collection of porcelain dolls that I started when I was eight. I love these things, and feel very proud of them.

I like historical novels and period costume dramas. I've been fascinated by Henry VIII and his six wives ever since I learned about them, from the best teacher in the world, at age nine. Other favourite historical periods include the reigns of Charles II and Queen Victoria.

I love animals, and find them terribly interesting, even if I don't find them all cute. My favourite animals are cats, and my favourite cats - after my beloved tortie Kim and her predecessors - are tigers. The reasons for this are shallow: they're the biggest, the prettiest (I think) and the most often found in water, which is pretty cool.

I like myths and legends, and I particularly love fairytales and fairytale retellings. In fact, I like a lot things, many of which are listed in my 'Interests'. Anything I've missed out here will be somewhere in my gallery, my favourites and/or my back catalogue of rambly journals.
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