In Confidence

I tell you this in confidence. I tell you this because it is true.  I tell you, I have seen love, and his is shallow, when it should drill deep into his core.

I had to keep this one short; I wrote it in about 33 minutes!

This post was written in response to two prompts:

Trifecta Writing Challenge :

You should write a creative response using 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:

confidence (noun)

1 a : a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances <had perfect confidence in her ability to succeed> <met the risk with brash confidence>

b : faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way <have confidence in a leader>

2 : the quality or state of being certain : certitude <they had every confidence of success>

3 a: a relation of trust or intimacy <took his friend into his confidence>
b : reliance on another’s discretion <their story was told in strictest confidence>
c : support especially in a legislative body <vote of confidence>

Write On Edge’s Red Writing Hood prompt:

Explore any meaning of the word “core” in a work of creative non-fiction/memoir or fiction.

21 thoughts on “In Confidence

      • Christine says:

        If I’m being honest, I love the first half or so of this little piece, but wasn’t really thrilled with the ending. I tend to work in sounds – that is, I come up with a phrase or sentence that I really like the sound of, and build from there. Sometimes it works, sometimes I miss the mark.


  1. Annabelle says:

    You do a beautiful job of getting to the heart of something in a handful of words. I like the repetition of “I tell you” — it gives it weight, like an incantation.


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