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.

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  2. The last line was perfect!

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  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.

    WOW

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  4. Tractor Beam! Well done.

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

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

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  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!

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

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  11. Wow….I really loved this!!

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

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  13. That last line was magic. Great 33.

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. I know this feeling! Well written.

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

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

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

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

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

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  25. 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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