Trifextra – “mail call”

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Fiction
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Trifextra – Week Seven Challenge: Give a story or snippet of a story which includes, in exactly 33 words, a justified exclamation point. Make us believe that your exclamation point simply needs to be in your story.
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Greenberg stared at today’s letters. Slouched, he began opening each one. 723 rejections conditions a person.
Terribly sorry.
Not for us.
Keep submitting.
Then…
Love it. Let’s publish.
Reread.
Let’s publish.
Let’s publish!

Comments
  1. whiteladyinthehood says:

    Personally, I’m a dash lovin’ fool…but this deserves a double (!!)

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  2. Trifecta says:

    Thanks for linking up to Trifecta this weekend. I love writing on the subject of writing. Rejection letters are certainly the bulk of it (for me, anyway), but every so often an exclamation comes down the line. Nicely captured. Hope to see you back on Monday.

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  3. Here’s to challenges!

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  4. munchow says:

    I am quite impressed. It must be not a little challenge to get a fully coherent story – even a snippet of a story – within exactly 33 words. Fantastic! As you can see, even I can justify using an exclamation point, but the 33 words would be a little harder…

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  5. yes. def needs an exclamation point!

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  6. Jester Queen says:

    I think we can all identify with this one!

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  7. Jill K. says:

    I can appreciate this story from a reader’s and a writer’s perspective … HA. I vicariously did a dance of joy for the narrator:)

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  8. kgwaite says:

    Oh, how I’m waiting for that day. Nicely written.

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  9. Dana says:

    Oh, how thrilling! I was feeling sad for him then the ending caught me completely by surprise. Fabulous!

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  10. Good job.
    Regards,
    Ruby

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  11. Frelle says:

    love the tone and the tension building, great job!

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  12. Mel says:

    CHEERING! CHEERING! Great piece!

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  13. Awesome! Worth two exclamation points!!

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  14. Ah. Maybe i should publish instead of writing!

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  15. Tara R. says:

    A letter we all hope to one day receive. Well done.

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  16. chrstnj says:

    Oh – fantastic! If that doesn’t justify an exclamation point, I don’t know what would.

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  17. Scriptor Obscura says:

    Great story here! Definetely a justified “!”:)

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