Trifecta, Week Sixty-Nine: Mr. & Mrs.

He hated her smile because whenever she put it on he felt she was trying to infect him with her sense of joy. “I just love being me, every day,” she would say.

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For Trifecta, 33 words (and their associated imagery…). The prompt:

INFECT
1: to contaminate with a disease-producing substance or agent (as bacteria)
2a : to communicate a pathogen or a disease to
b : of a pathogenic organism : to invade (an individual or organ) usually by penetration
c : of a computer virus : to become transmitted and copied to (as a computer)
3a : contaminate, corrupt <the inflated writing that infects such stories>  
b : to work upon or seize upon so as to induce sympathy, belief, or support <trying to infect their salespeople with their enthusiasm>

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    1. Amen, Emma! I tend toward melancholy, I think, but cheerful people do often give me hives…however, there was something about this prompt that made me think of the potato heads. Thanks for popping in!

  1. I love hockey. I am a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. One season, after my father had passed away, my mother attempted to fill part of that void by watching some of the weekly hockey games with me. This particular season, the Leafs were in the playoffs with their arch-rival, the Montreal Canadians. The deciding game in the series went to overtime. The game was end-to-end, back and forth, I was on the edge of my seat. Then, the Canadians scored a fluke goal and the series was over, just like that. I was devastated! My heart was broken. I was wallowing in my own misery when my Mom simply got up off of the couch, smiled and said, “Oh well, somebody had to win.” and then she cheerfully walked out to the kitchen. I love my mother dearly but, I will never forget how awful her cheerful acceptance of the outcome of the game had seemed to me. I have never forgotten my sense of outrage and how, over time, it has come to be seen by me as being grossly over placed. But, at the time, that cheerfulness was like Holy water to a vampire!!! 🙂