Haze

It’s a weak excuse, I know. There is no silence, no paucity of passion. But there is a thunderous haze in my heart that swallows the words before my will can shape them.


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

You should write a creative response using the third definition of the given word. You must use the word in your response, and you must use it correctly. Your response can be no fewer than 33 and no more than 333 words. This week’s word is:

1: lacking strength: as

: deficient in physical vigor : feeble, debilitated
: not able to sustain or exert much weight, pressure, or strain
: not able to resist external force or withstand attack
: easily upset or nauseated <a weak stomach>

2a : mentally or intellectually deficient

: not firmly decided : vacillating
: resulting from or indicating lack of judgment or discernment
: not able to withstand temptation or persuasion <the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak>

3: not factually grounded or logically presented <a weak argument>

5 responses to “Haze

  1. That feeling is the worst.

  2. KymmInBarcelona

    “haze in my heart that swallows the words”
    I know that feeling.
    Beautifully put, Christine.

  3. WOW.
    I started tearing up at “It’s a weak excuse, I know.” and by the end the tears were snaking down my cheeks.

  4. you had me at paucity

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