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Yeah Write #25: Unmatched (#flashfiction)

On the left foot, a tall nylon sock styled as a buskinCould you make a windsock out of socks?  The right: a knee-high, rainbow-striped toe sock.   Why let meaningless habits sock you into a fog?

“Sock it to me.” She laughs.


14 comments on “Yeah Write #25: Unmatched (#flashfiction)

  1. Liv
    February 10, 2016

    Can you make a windsock out of socks?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. theinnerzone
    February 10, 2016

    What a clever take: noun, verb exchanges, my favorite: “Why let meaningless habits sock you into a fog?” Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laissez Faire
      February 11, 2016

      Thanks! I know it’s kind of an odd story, but I thought the word play was fun. That line drove me nuts. It’s till not exactly the…flow…I had in mind even after rewriting it and rearranging the order of the other sentences about half a dozen times.


      • theinnerzone
        February 11, 2016

        I like it the way it is! Sometimes you have to leave the writing alone and let it settle in a shape of its own 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

      • Laissez Faire
        February 11, 2016

        I shall write that morsel of wisdom
        on a post-it.


  3. Joe Ormerod
    February 10, 2016

    Ok, you got me…I had to go Goggle what a damn buskin was! I’ll blame you if I pull that out of my ass in some trivia game !!! LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laissez Faire
      February 11, 2016

      Oh! Haha. It’s funny. I knew what I wanted the sock to be, I’ve seen them before, but it would have taken too many words to describe. I wondered if I could call it something and Dr. Google didn’t disappoint. 🙂


  4. d3athlily
    February 11, 2016

    hahah I actually clicked on every link you posted, and then I looked up windsocks out of socks. The results were… stupefying. Like Google really didn’t understand my question. Poor Google.


    • Laissez Faire
      February 11, 2016

      LOL. I know. I looked at three different search engines. No sock windsocks, though there are windsock socks.


  5. Renee McKinley
    February 11, 2016

    I love the feeling of riding a wave of thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laissez Faire
      February 11, 2016

      I’m glad it came across to you that way. I agonized over it, because it’s just plain weird.


  6. Christine
    February 12, 2016

    Fun wordplay, and I love the idea of throwing convention to the wind. Why limit oneself to matched pairs, right?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Laissez Faire
      February 13, 2016

      Thanks 🙂 I’m a fan of mismatched crazy socks. I’ll where christmas socks in april…don’t care 😛


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