“You forget what that is? It’s ‘personification’, the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals (http://literary-devices.com). It’s when the wind howls, the car door grunts, and the front porch shrugs its shoulders under the weight of its own history. Remember? For some writers, it’s the backbone of their art.”
The problem with 33 word fiction is that its very brevity almost demands the creation of ‘heavy’ or ‘dramatic’ work, and I quite often have a problem with that. So again I went for something ‘lighter’ but for me very ‘topical’.
The bathroom scales groan.
The spandex pants persevere manfully, but the zipper on my skirt protests, and flab spills gleefully over the waistband.
Christmas retreats, chuckling.
Spring, the gym and Mr Atkins beckon.