Slimmers’ World (Trifextra 55 – Hyperbole) February 2013

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We’d dieted for ever.  Weight was dropping off her; I was wasting away.

“I’d give my back teeth for an éclair.”

“And I’d die for strawberry cheesecake.”

Tomorrow:  Dentist first, then the cemetery.

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(The 33 word challenge this week was to provide a 33 word example of Hyperbole: exaggeration used for effect.)

About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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41 Responses to Slimmers’ World (Trifextra 55 – Hyperbole) February 2013

  1. Tara R. says:

    Having only coffee for breakfast, that cheesecake looks amazing.

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  2. yarnspinnerr says:

    Very well written 🙂

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  3. I certainly hope it’s hyperbole!! And that reminds me I haven’t had breakfast yet. Best remedy that situation immediately. I, thank goodness, am not slimming. 🙂

    janet

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  4. Draug419 says:

    Ha! This is great (:

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  5. deanabo says:

    Terrific idea for the prompt. Off to the grocery store I go for cheesecake…

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  6. very fun … the desperation of dieting!

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  7. Suzanne says:

    Mmm… cheesecake! Very nice use of hyperbole – also, really great use of temptation! 😉

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  8. OMG DIETS ARE WORSE THAN DEATH!
    [pls excuse the hyperbole CAPS]

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  9. sourcookies says:

    I totally feel you!

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  10. chamblee54 says:

    There is a subliminal message in the cheesecake. It is working.

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  11. I like how you added a twist to what would have been cliches and made them fresh and fun. Good job! 🙂

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  12. tedstrutz says:

    You just managed to mention two of my favorite things… and one of my least. Nice work, Sandra.

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  13. Sarah Ann says:

    Lovely use of hyperbole. That photo is making me hungry.

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  14. rashmenon says:

    Lol! That sure was a good one 🙂

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  15. Lumdog says:

    Great. A quadruple dose of hyperbole, each one topping the other!

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  16. kz says:

    haha sounds like something i’d say. awesome hyperbole ^^

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  17. joetwo says:

    the temptation! it can be hard to live with!

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  18. atrm61 says:

    Ha!ha!Too good-loved that last P.S;-)Oh btw,what a yummy photo-I better not start bingeing now,lol!

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  19. Sandra says:

    🙂 I’ve stared at that photo all weekend, whilst nibbling crispbreads.

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