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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Funny (10/04/12)

TITLE: Sweetest Irony
By Jenine Silos
10/05/12


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WRITE. At this moment of my life, there¡¯s nothing could be sweeter than to write for a cause, especially of course, if you know that you¡¯re writing to bring praise and glory to the Savior of your life. That¡¯s what I do. Not because I¡¯m forced by someone, but because my desire to honor God brings me to this direction. I may not be a good writer, but I believe that if there¡¯s a will, there¡¯s a way.

I stretched out my arms. Speaking of write, I¡¯ve just completed my latest article for the week. It took me some hours of pondering some thoughts and inspirational ideas that would likely motivate my readers (if there still are) this week. When I pressed the close button of my document, I was surprised rather immediately, upon glancing at the bottom toolbar of my laptop. Time check: it¡¯s 12:35PM. I thought it was only three hours or so. Because I woke up this morning around six and right after my devotional, I went straight to write an article—and did I not just finish it now?

Anyways, it doesn¡¯t matter. The feeling I get whenever I finish writing is something I will not trade for a piece of my favorite chocolate cake. I stood up and went to our room (yes, our, because we are four pretty ladies staying in a one neat apartment). The door was slightly opened though. I pushed it wider and rested my left arm on the door post, while my other arm I rested upon my waist. I saw my older sister sitting on the corner and she was somewhat smiling at her phone, probably she¡¯s reading some comical comments in her Facebook.

¡°Sister dearie,¡± I started while not removing from my previous position.

¡°What are you doing?¡± I asked, trying to mimic the voice of a cartoon that our younger brother likes.

She looked up at my direction and immediately her face wrinkled, ¡°And just what are you wearing again this time?!¡± She replied in which it made me looked down at my attire.

Oh.

I have not changed clothes since I woke up, and seriously, I haven¡¯t even taken a bath. Not that it¡¯s a big deal to me and to her. But seriously, what¡¯s wrong with my clothes? I always love to wear jagging pants at home while I always insert my shirt in it. Although, to my surprise too, this time around I noticed that my white shirt wasn¡¯t tucked in. I rolled the hem of my shirt and tied it like a ribbon just above my bellybutton. I think this was what she meant about.

So I smirked a little while tilting my head towards the doorpost when a brilliant joke just came upon my brain, then I said as if in a proud tone, ¡°Well, I¡¯m a dancer of Wowowee. What ¡®ya think?¡±

She laughed hard at my reply and did it not happen too fast! Then she said while shaking her head, and I saw her quick glance at my bellybutton, ¡°Haha. Oh, sister dearie, before you aspire to become a dancer, can you not check the dirt on your bellybutton first?¡± Then she never stopped laughing after that. Embarrassed, I quickly untied my shirt and loosened them down to cover my poor bellybutton, ¡°Hey!¡± I yelped. ¡°It doesn¡¯t have dirt!¡±

But my sister gave me a stupid face, ¡°Really? Haha. If it so, then let me see!¡± I don¡¯t know what entered my sister¡¯s brain that she suddenly brought up this kind of argument, although well, when I checked it, she¡¯s quite right. But not that much! Really, this sister of mine!

Too embarrassed to even face her now, I walked out the room.

¡°You never fail to surprise me, sister! Really, I love you so much. You¡¯re the best stress reliever—ever!¡± She shouted at me and I surely did not want to face the mirror now.

That older sister¡¦never fails to tease me in any way she can. She always makes fun of me. But the irony of all is that, she never wants anyone else to make fun of me. FUNNY. But she¡¯s the sweetest irony I¡¯ve ever have.

I smiled, anyway.

Because I thank God for her life. If it were not for my sister, I could have not known Jesus.


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lynn gipson 10/11/12
Now this is funny...very well written too!
CD Swanson 10/11/12
This was an enjoyable read. And, certainly on topic. Thank you. God Bless~
Judy Sauer 10/11/12
Thank you for sharing your story. I was confused when the lengthy beginning had nothing connecting to the topic Funny. I kept reading. When finally getting to the real funny story I found the humor.

A piece of advice: before submitting your article, use the preview to make sure the characters are what apply. Where I noticed what came across as intended quote marks were so many other characters that it was very distracting. You can use Preview article many times. What you submit is best when it's clear and cleaned up.

Keep trying. We have all been beginners.
Marie Hearty 10/12/12
I can certainly identify with your main character. Many times have I gotten so caught up with my writing that I forget the time or forget that I have not dressed yet... I have been late for things many times as well. Keep on with your writing... God will use you in mighty ways.

God bless!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/13/12
This is such a sweet tribute to sisterhood. I could totally relate to the delightful characters that you created. I love to hang out all day long in my lounge pants or nightgown.

The piece is a tad hard to read because of the random symbols. That glitch happens often when instead of pasting the piece onto the submission box, the author attaches it instead. Something that should help you avoid this in the future is to make sure you hit the preview button before you hit submit as that will show you what your article will look like to the reader.

You did a nice job of tackling the topic. It is funny how the time flies when we are communicating with God or doing the work that he puts on our heart. Keep writing those stories for I have no doubt that Jesus will use your words in ways you may never imagine. Nice job.