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Four Word Love Phrases – Rubbish Edition

I was tagged by Millie Thom to write ten four-word love phrases. I believe this challenge originated over at #lovebooks.

Now, I’m probably not the best person to ask to do this. I’m not sure I know anything about love. 99% of my flash fiction is either comedy, dark humour in which someone dies in an unexpected and humorous fashion, or dark, in which one or more people die in a horrific fashion. I’ve written enough apocalyptic stories that I’ve probably wiped out somewhere in the region of fifty billion people. In fact this is so expected that in my one attempt at romance, in which the woman “melts” at the end, at least one commenter thought she literally melted.

So, here goes.

Playstation 4, rock on!
That’s the silly one out of the way.

Lives shared, forever one
That didn’t sound too bad. Let’s try another.

Two hearts, one head
That didn’t sound quite right. I’ll rephrase.

One heart, two brains
That’s even worse. Well, you get the gist.

Her face, butterflies flutter
Now we’re back on track! How about a four word Haiku:

Coloured spectacles

Cynic or realist? You decide.

Floating blissfully in Heaven
I like the floaty theme. Here’s another:

Drifting in dreamy skies
Yeah! Now let’s try “the four stages of lurve”:

Fear, excitement, bliss, comfort
It starts with “fear” for me, anyway, or at least “extreme nervousness”. There weren’t enough words allowed for the fifth stage, disillusionment. I’ve ruined it now.

And for my final phrase:

This drawer’s for you

I did it! I did it! Sort of. Finally, there is supposed to be my favourite love quote from a book or film or whatever. Well, good luck with that. Sorry. I tried :-).

I’m not going to tag others as I don’t know who to tag, but if anyone else wants to try, go for it!

  1. February 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    You did well


  2. merbear74
    February 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    How about “my heart it burns.”
    No wait, that’s the pizza I ate last night. Bwahaha.


    • February 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Funny, this morning I had the exact same thing from the pizza I ate last night 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. February 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I think you should stick with apocalyptic science fiction. Just a thought 🙂


  4. February 22, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Ali, it’s late here, and I got lost somewhere in that bunch of thoughts I plain lost count. . I guess it’s well done I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. 🙂 — Suzanne.


    • February 22, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks 🙂 It was the best I could do after a week of thinking 😦


  5. February 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    My computer did something odd and the above comment ended up on a blog about a squirrel. If you find it you now know what happened. 😀


    • February 22, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      I did find it on my entry for ES’s competition last year. I deleted it 🙂


  6. February 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Well Ali, I wanted some male input on this and I certainly got it! I love your responses – and I know you felt the same as I did about being tagged for it. It’s hard to find people who are good at writing these things, but I thought yours were . . . er . . . inspiring/inspired/original etcetera. Definitely very cheerful and funny – and well worth a read. I love the idea of two hearts and one head. My, my, the mind boggles. The idea of opening the ‘tag’ up to everyone was, well . . . inspired!
    Thanks for being such a good sport. 🙂


    • February 22, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      I tried my best, but I’m not good at this sort of thing :-(. I’m glad you liked my attempts anyway :-). Nothing much came to me in all this time so I thought I’d better do the post before next week’s story challenges begin.

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm

        You were very brave to do it. I think whoever started it intended it as a Valentine’s thing. It’s certainly not my usual type of writing and I found it quite a challenge. Still, it’s just a bit of fun. Thank you, again. 😉


  7. NotAPunkRocker
    February 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    “Third time’s the charm”?

    Wait. That’s not right. Um…

    “I’d rather have pizza.”

    Ah, there. Better! 😀


    • February 23, 2015 at 10:49 am

      I wish I’d remembered my love of pizza 🙂
      See, you’ve got two phrases ready to go.


  8. February 22, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    You had me at playstation 4 ;). Though ‘This drawer’s for you’ is actually quite accurate in modern relationships. You managed dark humour in a ‘love’ context. Just funny. Don’t worry about the quote, mine didn’t include one either because it would probably have been a quote directed at food…


    • February 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

      It was quite tricky, this challenge, but since I got tagged I didn’t want to just ignore it 🙂


      • February 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

        I’m the same with challenges – both in life and on the web

        Liked by 1 person

  9. February 23, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Ha, you could have tagged Evil Squirrel, I think he is as bad, oops I meant as good as you.

    Pizza works for me.


    • February 23, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Yes, he would’ve made a good tag.
      I’m wishing I’d put pizza in now. Lovely lovely pizza.


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