The Laws of Physics

No stone dropped down a well ever fell so fast. No bird, no bright balloon has struggled so desperately to stay unfettered and unbound.

I am caught by the gravity of your smile.

This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge  weekend Trifextra prompt:

This weekend, we want you to give us a thirty-three response using the word stone as one of your thirty-three words.  You can use any definition of the word that you’d like, but we are specifically looking for serious, well-conceived entries.

28 responses to “The Laws of Physics

  1. LOVE this. Love the dissonance of a smile (UP-ward turn) holding so much gravity. Excellent.

  2. The last line was perfect!

  3. My favorite one so far. Because even though it’s “heavy”, it’s uplifting and special too.
    Falling in love isn’t just something you do, a person captivates you from one moment on..and just like gravitiy, you’re pretty much powerless against it.


  4. Tractor Beam! Well done.

  5. This is spellbinding… I have read, and reread it several times thus far.

  6. The down, then up. It feels like the moment you just “know”. And a smile, the right one, always pulls me in. Gravity!

  7. I am so amazed at what you’ve packed in these 33 words! This is definitely a winner! I loved it!

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  9. I like the juxtaposition of the falling with the uplifting smile, and the dueling dual meanings of “gravity.” Nicely done!

  10. You nailed it! The falling and the lifting… I’ve always loved the word unfettered.

  11. This is so fantastic! I love every bit of it, but the first and last lines are just perfect. Well done!

  12. That last line was magic. Great 33.

  13. Love is a wondrous and powerful thing, as you have so brilliantly described in your 33 very well-chosen words.

  14. This is awesome! Can’t fight gravity and can’t fight love, either (sometimes that’s unfortunate…)

  15. A clever piece of writing. Loved the last line.

  16. Oh my! This is just the perfect description of how I feel everytime one of the grandkids s!miles at me

  17. I really enjoyed reading this. Very well written & completely captured a familiar feeling.

  18. I know this feeling! Well written.

  19. Ah,the magic of a smile,a look,a touch!Falling in love is definitely uplifting & defies the law of gravity:-)Loved every word!

  20. Love like gravity – like walking on clouds, lifting us to higher dimension.

  21. It’s the little gestures you always fall for (: Beautiful piece.

  22. “I am caught by the gravity of your smile.” —- That line made me smile! I love this 🙂

  23. That opening line is sensational. It’s all good. So they call it law of physics now?

  24. I loved this! I had it marked as one of my favorites this weekend. The last line nails the entire piece. Very well written!

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