Not a bit of fluff you say…Veracity challenge


*Sigh* How did I get roped into this?

I started my blog quietly, hoping to slink past some people, like a ship passing through the night, gone before you know it even came, but the  Darkwriter had to see me and we became friends.

Oh well! Having fun is what you do with friends. How can I resist a challenge when the gauntlet has been thrown down?

In response to the Veracity Challenge  to eliminate the fluff in writing, I pose this question with my tongue in my cheek – how can I write without the flowery, fluffy content of my literal expressions? Let me give it a try.

Ever After – The bones – this should have read; The dry and bare bones 🙂

Just Once
She came to visit
I saw her;
I loved her;
I married her;

Its been years;
Offspring as gifts;
Grand-kids in boots;
It’s as simple as that;

With the High’s and Low’s

Happy Ever After;
At last.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

I think I have managed the shortest tale, I ever told without the flesh to the bones. I like it, but I would have loved to regale you with the meaty part of this gist. Now to the part of this challenge, where I get to pull on other people’s feet, I nominate Six bloggers below to give it a shot, however, do bear in mind that you don’t have to be nominated to give it a shot and also, there are no pressures on the nominees. I know I might be pushing some out of their comfort zone.

Do have some fun and kind regards.


1. Write a paragraph without using a single adjective.
2. Keep the link of the original Veracity Challenge in your post (so that the creator of the challenge may receive a pingback)
3. Anyone can join the challenge, you don’t have to be nominated!
4. Nominate 6 Bloggers for this challenge


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16 thoughts on “Not a bit of fluff you say…Veracity challenge

  1. Oh Jacqueline! Passing like a ship in the night is hard to do when you have such an enticing appearance. Besides, you had some fun doing this, I know it 😉

    Beautiful poem by the way. I believe you completed the challenge. The ONLY thing that might be risky are the numbers and “Happy Ever After” because it is describing the amount of something and because happy is an adjective. However, I overlook these because they are debatable nouns for the circumstance of your poem. So, they are also not adjectives.

    Anyway! Thank you Jacqueline. Take care now 😉

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  2. A short poem but powerful story wrapped in it. A happily ever after on a loving, exciting,fruitful and long journey characterized by highs and lows. Still a happily ever after in spite of everything. I love it! Well done.

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I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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