He carried a chip on his shoulder, always weighing him down.
“It isn’t fair!”
It never is.
But a leopard can’t change his spots.
I gave him a taste of his own medicine.

Written for this weekend’s Trifecta Writing Challenge – include an idiom in 33 words.

I managed three. Eleven words per idiom. Probably not even a record…

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12 thoughts on “Gideon

  1. barbara says:

    tasteful meds 🙂 nicely done

  2. Draug419 says:

    Oooh now I want to know what he did to deserve all that!

  3. Nice one, Chris. 🙂

    (And I happened to see your blog on the Best Blogs 2013 list when I was voting. You got my tick of approval! Good luck.)

  4. Suzanne says:

    This is fantastic! Great use of idioms and an intriguing glimpse into those characters.

  5. ann bennett says:

    Oh, this is really good. Great work.

  6. Nice job! I don’t know if you broke the record this time around, but you wrote well. Thanks for squeezing us in.

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