Saturday, March 2, 2013

Trifextra: His Secrets


Asking him to look through his wallet, and surprised he said “yes”, I combed through piece-by-piece, paper-by-paper. It felt strangely exciting, intensely personal, bordering on inappropriate. Like he trusted me with his secrets. 

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33 words in the first person for Trifecta's weekend challenge.

(Yes, I changed my entry)

36 comments:

  1. That says a lot about that relationship. This is a very different take on the prompt. Well done!

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    1. It happened last night. I'm glad you liked it!

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  2. Gina, this is really good.. unique take on the prompt. Wonderful!

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  3. Oh, Gina . . . such trust on both sides in this. Well done.

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    1. It was sort of a weird experience. It felt soooo intimate, personal. He said he trusted me...in the end.

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  4. See, now I want to know if they're best friends, sleeping together, or something even crazier. Good job reeling me in.

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    1. I'm so glad to have reeled you in!!! That makes me happy. They/we are just friends. We aren't super close either. We like each other, as friends, but he's more of my husband's friend than mine.

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  5. Great job of displaying trust in a relationship, even if it felt a bit inappropriate. That's a guy with nothing to hide, a rarity these days!

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    1. The exciting part was that a "half" joking request turned into reality. Asked him why he let me afterwards and he said because he trusted me. We don't know each other THAT well. Nothing to hide!

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  6. Trust is such a fragile thing-so glad that you earned it:-)Lovely take on the prompt Gina.

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    1. Well I didn't earn it. He assumed correctly that he could trust me. I am very discreet. Thank you Atreyee!

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  7. I find this to be a rather funny situation in so much as I have never had any desire to go through the purses of any of the women in my life over the years. But, I guess it might be different for women, I don't know. Do you view my wallet as a window into my soul? This all having been said, trust is crucial and that came through quite clearly in your story.

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    1. I find it equally as funny. I've never even gone through my husband's wallet. No interest or need. I was looking for something tondo. The request came out of my mouth. What can I say? Again, nothing more than something to occupy my time. Not thinking it was a " window" to anything! It wasn't until I started running across numbers and codes did it occur to me that I was getting personal. Over stepped my bounds maybe...

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  8. I totally get the trust thing here but am I being slightly daft in not following -
    Asking him to look through his wallet, and surprised he said “yes”, I combed through piece-by-piece, paper-by-paper.
    You asked him to look through his wallet and 'you' combed through it?
    Maybe because I am tired Gina :-( apologies.

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    1. You've confused me as well here. Yes, I asked if I could clean out his wallet. He said yes. Why? I don't know. Occasionally, I'm inappropriate. Quite possibly this is one of those times. Rambly, sometimes I can't explain my behavior. Apologies to you for your confusion!

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  9. That is a personal thing! Great post.

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    1. Thank you, Bo. I always appreciate your visits!

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  10. That's a fantastic 33words..secrets are cool and interesting. Asking him that is asking him to open a door to his heart/life and keep it open. Sounds like a decent man, a good man.

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    1. He's a great guy. I was just having fun. He was willing to go along with my nonsense. People indulge me for some reason. I love sharing moments with people. Thanks for your appreciation, Kir. Means a lot!

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  11. Well done! Smartphone permission is the same in some ways too.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Brian. I can see that! People look at my phone all the time. Half the time when someone texts me, I ask someone to respond on my behalf. Nothing of importance on my phone.

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  12. I clicked on yours because I was wondering how your name was after mine. New submission! I like this one. That would be the inside of my husbands pants pockets, when I ask, "Do you want those jeans washed?" Normally I say, "Empty the pockets" because the wad of stuff in there IS his wallet.

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    1. Hahahaha! I had a feeling YOU might figure that out. I don't empty pockets r he wash. And anything found ($$$) is mine!

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  13. What ticket stubs did you find... Cubs or Sox?

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    1. I did not find a stub but had I it would have been Northsiders all the way!!!

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  14. Whoa. I wouldn't be so brave as to allow that. o__O

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    1. I'm so used to people being all up in my SH$T that it matters not! I have no privacy in my life. Have at it!

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  15. Another great piece! Love the intimacy this describes.

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  16. a very personal narrative - and perhaps nosy, yes...LOL

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    1. Very nosy and that's really not me...nosy. But if I'm bored, I guess you never know?

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  17. That *is* intimate, in a very unexpected way - like feeling the shape of a person's face with your fingers. And it definitely speaks of trust.

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    1. You know, I didn't think so until I started digging in. I LOVE touching someone's face. I get that!

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  18. Funny. Had my private space violated when I was young and have never had the desire to even be invited into another's. Nice piece, Gina.

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