Sunday, August 12, 2012

Security Blanket

Baby Boy Burrito
Infancy spent swaddled in its soft, flannel warmth and comfort.
Possessing superpowers, his cape propels him through boyhood.
Worn threadbare with love, Grandma sews it into a patchwork bunny welcoming his firstborn child.

The above is my response to the weekend's Trifextra writing challenge. "Noted blues musician, Lead Belly, was quoted in Three Uses of the Knife by David Mamet as saying:
You take a knife, you use it to cut the bread, so you'll have strength to work; you use it to shave, so you'll look nice for your lover; on discovering her with another, you use it to cut out her lying heart.
Give us 33 words (exactly) that tell us three different uses for one object. But don't just tell us that a can opener can be used to 1) open cans, 2) open beer bottles and 3) break a window in case of a fire. Tell us a story, like Lead Belly did, if you can. It won't be easy, but you guys are far beyond needing easy prompts."

33 comments:

  1. Lovely story and a wonderful response! I call my son a burrito for being wrapped up in his blanket when he wakes up, too!

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    1. Thanks! It really is the perfect description.

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  2. Aww so sweet of you to use my little one for inspiration...

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    1. He and his mother are my inspiration every day. Love you both, and love that picture of Auntie's sweet Baby Boy Burrito.

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  3. Very, very nice take on the prompt.

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    1. I hoped you would. Thank you. Again, you both are part of my inspiration every day.

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    1. So glad. You are part of the inspiration behind it.

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  6. Baby burrito! I wish my mom had saved my baby blanket for a quilt. Sweet story...

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    1. Thank you, Marie Nicole. He is a cutie, isn't he?

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  7. I have my oldest son's "gamky" in my cedar chest. When my younger son outgrows his, it'll join the other. Someday, maybe they will become a bunny. Good job with the prompt.

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    1. That is beautiful, Jeanna. I bet they will. Thank you for reading and for your kind words.

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  8. This is awesome! Love the three blanket uses. (Used to make 'baby burritos' with my boys and then pretend like I was going to gobble them up. My younger one still likes to play the game, however, he's six so we need a bigger blanket :))

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    1. That is so sweet, Janna! The burrito babies are so darn cute. Thank you for you kind words. Find a bigger blanket and play for as long as he'll let you!

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  9. Ooooh. I kind of want to gobble that burrito up. Cute response to the prompt! I'm hoping there's something left to my kids' blankets when they're finished with them. I'm also hoping that one day they're finished with them. :-)

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    1. They will be, and you will be able to do something creative with whatever is left,
      Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I really appreciate it.

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  10. Holy cats, you nailed it! And I love the way you finished it. Great story!

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    1. Thanks, Guap! You have no idea how much that means to me coming from you!

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  11. Awww. And what a perfect little picture of innocence. I love those wide eyes.

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    1. He is pretty amazing, Jester. I fell in love the minute I saw him. Thanks!

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