Writing Prompt: History Of Language

Write a piece of fiction describing the incident that gave rise to the phrase, “third time’s the charm.”

Amy and Bruce were playing scrabble. The first time they played they were close,Bruce was ahead by only a few points. Amy was disgusted, she thought she’d win because she had a larger vocabulary than Bruce.

 She challenged him to play another round, she was certain there is no way Bruce will win the second time. Both sat and play was on, Amy made careful note of her points,at one point it seemed Amy would win,she had more points than Bruce. Bruce was relaxed he didn’t care who’d win. Amy picked some letters, her face turned red when she checked the letters, they were Q,J,and X, she had used up her letter U and I. Chances of using Q,J, and X was minimal. when they deducted the points of the letters she couldn’t use, Bruce won the second time also. Amy gave up,she stood up to leave.

Bruce convinced her to play one more time, he said, “You know third time’s the charm.” Amy did not believe in these phrases, but sat down reluctantly to play one more time. 

This time it was taking longer to finish the game, Amy was tired and lost interest, but Bruce kept encouraging her. Each one picked up their last seven tiles. Amy checked hers, all her tiles were looking good, if she could use her strategy well,chances were good she could win.

It seemed Bruce was too serious,did he get letters he couldn’t use, well he had the same fate as Amy,he could not use all his tiles and ended up losing.Well he said, “Didn’t I tell you third time’s the charm.” 

Whatever, Amy said, “I’m hungry let’s  go to “Burger King” and have some spicy burgers.”

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2 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: History Of Language

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this about “third time’s the charm” and Scrabble. I like words a lot, and language too. Your post is very nice.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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