Trifextra 80 – Like Father, Like Son


Every night it was the same for Vera’s boys.

Dribbling, drooling, tears and tantrums.

Jimmy Jnr’s swollen gums and impending first milk tooth was his excuse.

Jimmy Snr was just a rotten drunk.


These 33 words from my entry into the Trifextra 80 writing challenge.

44 thoughts on “Trifextra 80 – Like Father, Like Son

  1. Kir Piccini

    OH so good, so well executed with just 33 words.

    One good excuse & one sorry excuse for a man.
    TGIF 🙂

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Much appreciated Kir. This was about my 3rd or 4th idea, but as soon as it entered my head it was going to be the one. Glad you liked it.

  2. dailyshorts

    Loved your take on the prompt. Two generations drinking from a bottle, dribbling, and burping together.

    I wonder though if there isn’t a little something extra in that bottle. Once upon a time they used to put a little something extra in teething babies bottles.

  3. seablackwithink

    Paulie Walnuts! First I loved the rhythm, rolls off tongue and tooth;)
    Then you manage to encompass multi-generational issues in 33 words..perfect.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Ah, good old Paulie Walnuts – reminds me it’s probably time to watch the Sopranos again. Great programme. As for my story, I’m glad you liked it. Cheers!


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