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Trifextra: Week Ninety-Eight

Charles Dickens, in A Christmas Carol, wrote “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” We are giving you exactly 33 words to make us laugh out loud and spread some festive cheer.

Exhilarating coldness, crinkly eyes and a grin

Ironically allow a ton of warmth in

And no matter how many

Camp out, raid your mini,

You still tell yourself you’re above the SALE bin.

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Trifecta’s newest challenge:

MELT (transitive verb)

1:  to reduce from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat
2:  to cause to disappear or disperse

Nice words won’t melt me.

Neither will a smile.

Music, poetry,

Paintings will take a while.

Titanic? True stories?

They’re all pretty sad.

News reports

Have all that’s bad.

But what jars me,

Breaks me,

Moves –

No, shakes me,

Is the worst possibility –

A missing apostrophe.

*N.B.: For some fun, and a delicious dose of irony, check out this post’s URL. Entirely unintentional. I swear.