If I spend one-third of my life sleeping and two-thirds thinking of you, then chances are, there is room for nothing else. But when I add it up, still I am not whole.

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

Andy Rooney created something called “The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong.”  We want you to give us your own probability equation.  Use whichever numbers suit you, and make it about whatever you like, but give us something to think about.  In 33 words, of course.

I promise I’m not pandering to the Trifecta editors with my choice of fractions. It just worked out that way.

19 responses to “Thirds

  1. Sad and sweet and beautiful all at the same time! Really nice response!


    • Thanks, Sandra! After going back and reading others, I realize I may have missed the mark a bit with the prompt. I abstracted the idea a whole lot, but seriously, math and I do not get along. 🙂


  2. Melancholy, thoughtful and poetic. Very nice.


  3. Great take on the prompt. It nicely portrays the sum of the parts as greater than the whole…


  4. Isn’t it a question of balance? No one should expect all your attention during your waking hours, right?


  5. you’ve aced this one; love it!


  6. Awwww this is so sad and sweet!!!


  7. Aw geez. That’s really sweet. And sad.


  8. And ha! I just saw the bit about the pandering. No worries. We got your check in the mail last week. You’ll be seeing a lot more wins from here on out.

    I jest; I jest.


    • *grin* I wrote it, and then went, “Oh, jeez, they’re totally going to think I’m playing on the whole three thing.” Which of course I am. I mean, I’m not. I mean, I am, but not for your benefit. Unless it gets me a win. I mean, um, maybe I shouldn’t have had that third glass of wine…


  9. I can relate to your avoidance of math…I ditched several ideas because I couldn’t figure out how to determine the probability. It’s sad, really. Anyway, I like your take on the prompt!


  10. Nice! You packed a lot into the 33 words, including the little twist at the end…and the 1/3’s was smart – wish I had thought of that!


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