Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trifecta Challenge: Color

It was a popularity contest. Lacy tried out for the Panther’s pep squad each year anyway and each year she was denied. But this year, her senior year, she was determined to make it or…. she was determined something else would happen.

She had practiced for weeks crafting her dance routine. She waited patiently the whole day for the auditions until finally she was called. She eyed the tables set up in the room. There was a long table in the center of the gymnasium with the pep squad seated at on end. At the head of the judging panel was captain Karli Fraes, who muttered something under her breath as the other members of the squad laughed, no doubt at Lacy’s expense. Karli had had it out for Lacy since the eighth grade winter dance. But since the great depantsing of sophomore year, Lacy felt the same way. Murder existed behind both their eyes.

At the back of the room was a small table and atop that was an opened Tupperware container, emptied of its contents. Lacy hid a smirk.

Lacy stood in perfect form as she waited for her music to be queued up.

“This tryout is totally missable. Cupcake break!” Karli unwrapped a cupcake. She had two other wrappers in front of her.

“Who made the cupcakes again?” Someone asked.

“They were just here after lunch. Probably some frosh’s mother looking to grease the wheels.” Karli laughed, but something was hidden behind her eyes. Her color was beginning to change from her unnatural brown to a ghastly green.

Lacy’s music began and she danced with flourish. She spun around with glee as a symphony of groans and heaves accompanied her music. She used her best jazz hands as Karli grabbed her stomach in agony. Heaves became hurls as she continued her routine. Finally the music stopped and Lacy got to eye her handiwork and smell it too. “Hope you enjoyed the cupcakes.” She smiled and then left the room.


That up there was my entry for Trifecta's latest one-word challenge:

color (noun)
1a : a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects
  b (1) : the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

     (2) : a color other than and as contrasted with black, white, or gray
2a : an outward often deceptive show : appearance
  b : a legal claim to or appearance of a right, authority, or office
  c : a pretense offered as justification : pretext
  d : an appearance of authenticity : plausibility
3: complexion tint:
I was kind of a sadistic bastard with this one. Yes, I know it's reminiscent of the barf-o-rama scene in Stand By Me, but be honest with yourself. Haven't you wondered how that scene paired with a Mean Girls-esque type scene would play out? Nobody? Just me then? Well fine. I'll just be over here in the corner by myself admiring Lacy's handiwork.


Thomas Marlowe said...

Sweet revenge... a lovely tale

Draug said...

Revenge is best served in Tupperware :D Great story!

The Bloody Munchkin said...

Thanks Draug and Thomas!

Unknown said...

Just the right amount of creepy! Nice story.

Trifecta said...

You had me at "jazz hands". Great job here!!

If you want more comments on your blog, you might consider disabling the word verification for your Trifecta posts. I know lots of people won't jump through the extra hoops. Just a suggestion.

Thanks for linking up!!