In celebration of the 33rd week of the Trifecta Writing Challenge, the challenge is to write three stories between 33 and 333 words each using the three prompts provided for each story. This story is in response to Prompt One: “What I tell you three times is true.” by Lewis Carroll.
Sarah Bubbles Creates the Universe
“If I type it three times, it’s a lie or if I type it three times, it’s a truth?” Sarah Bubbles’ face turned into a question mark when she was thinking. Her eyebrows formed the top arc, a crease on the right side of her face traced itself to her long nose and her mouth puckered into the dot underneath.
You might as well know up front that Sarah Bubbles was a woman of limited intelligence who tipped the scales like the sinking Titanic — causing her to experience low self-esteem.
And frankly, this combination of traits didn’t help the universe Sarah Bubbles was given free rein to type into existence on her magic keyboard.
The whole thing was ironic, really, but Sarah Bubbles didn’t know that. She thought ironic meant coincidence.
Sarah tried again for the millionth time to repeat exactly what she had done three weeks ago to create handsome Howard Huffle.
She was sure she had just typed boyfriend three times. That was all, and he had just popped into existence — ready-made with a name and a background and a personality!
“Hi there! I’m handsome Howard Huffle!” What’s your name, beautiful?”
Of course, Sarah was so caught off guard and smitten with her surprise creation, she had awkwardly tried to strike a coquettish pose and, in the process, accidentally maneuvered her elbow on the delete key and that was the end of handsome Howard Huffle.
Since then, she had feverishly tried recreating Howard by typing boyfriend three times over and over –but managed to produce nothing but dopes and doozies.
Not a single one was capable of holding a candle to Howard Huffle. In fact, not a single one was capable of holding a candle period.
In an act of supreme frustration, Sarah Bubbles squeezed her eyes shut, scrunched her face into a question mark, and hurled her magic keyboard.
When she opened her eyes, there stood handsome Howard Huffle as plain as the question mark on Sarah Bubbles’ face.
Sarah Bubbles Creates the Universe will be continued tomorrow utilizing Prompt Two.
Until next time . . . I love you