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Selecting Synonyms

“I know how pretty I am,” she crooned. “Tell me something else about myself.”

“Ah,” I said. “You’re just so… attractive, really.”

“No, something else!” she insisted.

“You’re… pleasing to my eyes?”

She glared.

“Statuesque?”

She softened, but was not yet appeased.

I wish my next attempt hadn’t been “pulchritudinous.”


This story was based on the prompt “something else” at TypeTrigger.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: The Opportunist

The howling of wolves pierced the frosty twilight air.

“If I weren’t so scared for my life,” whispered Mina, “I’d find that eerily beautiful.”

“I think it’s still possible to find something beautiful when you’re scared,” whispered Frederick.

“Are you flirting with me?” asked Mina.

She never got an answer.