Wednesday's Three Word Wednesday

The words over at Three Word Wednesday are ideal, measure and teeter.

Changling

I teeter on the verge of epileptic anger, shaking uncontrollably with rage.
Three measures of the solution dissolved into a Diet Mountain Dew, my preferred beverage of choice. Two measures too much for the ideal reaction.
But I’m here to prove a point. No more Mr. Nice Guy.
I rip off my T-Shirt, kick off my All-Stars and loosen the top two buttons on the 501s. Experience counts for something, and I can’t keep hiding all the tattered clothing.
I’m just in time.
My white skin goes all mottled as the transmogrification begins on a cellular level. The solution reaches each cell’s midi-chlorians, which in turn, begin the metamorphosis. Muscles twitch, stretch to sinewy tensile strength right on the bone.
My brow grows heavy, the bony ridge there becoming fortified. I can feel all my bones begin to change, increase in their density and strength.
The pain intensifies, but it’s flecked with pleasure.
I grunt in satisfaction as I watch my junk expand to porn-star standards.
I bring my hands to my face, watch their delicate features grow ashen. I watch in a mix of horror and satisfaction as each finger elongates and thickens, watch as course hair sprouts across each knuckle. I'm mesmerised as I view each fingernail harden into blade points; their luster is like polished bone.
My jaw goes slack as the bones there thrust forward, just as my canines grow into fierce, pearly fangs.
This new body trembles with life; the power ripples under the skin.
It’s time to show them. Time to show them all.
I let out a growl, which is low-pitched, guttural, fearsome.
There’s a hard rap at the bathroom door.
“Honey, what are you doing in there?” mother asks.
I wipe away the steam and staring back at me is me.
All 112 sickly white pounds.
“Showering, mom, jeez. Can’t a guy get a little privacy around here?”

26 comments:

anthonynorth said...

That's one hell of a shower scene :-)
Excellent.

Andy Sewina said...

Nicely Thom, this made me laugh.

It sounds like my son in the shower.

gautami tripathy said...

LOL! You had me all goggle eyed till that ending!

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peggy said...

At first, I thought you were doing the POV of the Incredible Hulk. I had to catch my breath and fan myself about half way thru (ahem!).

Great tale with a twist, and again, you made me laugh.

b said...

WOW!

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Sweetest in the Gale said...

lol...I loved the end, and your visual imagery of the transformation had me mesmerized. Wonderful!

Crybbe666 said...

Thom, that was a corker of a story. I have a teenage boy and it made me laugh very hard. Great piece of entertainment!

mark said...

I wonder how many boys that age had similar daydreams over the years...

Tumblewords: said...

Well done - I was sure he was morphing into a werewolf or some prehistoric creature. A delightful read.

Larry said...

Breathing hard and trying hard as hell to put it all away so it can't be seen .....

Jeese quit righting like that ya trying to kill me




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Larry said...

ooooooooppppsss writing

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Well, a boy can dream, can't he? Nice twist on the ending.

Americanising Desi said...

lol!!!

this is just too good

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Stan Ski said...

Great story, funny too - even though we've all been there, or thereabouts.

Jay Thurston said...

Love the detail of desription in the metamorphosis, and a wonderful slap back to reality ending.

thuy said...

Thom ..Good twist..first time reading your writings..some more of that dreams ...

Just someone said...

:) did not see that coming.... nice piece!

Marisa Birns said...

Hah! Well played.

He might need to smell some manly lavender body wash to calm down.

shannon said...

I suppose the testosterone has to go somewhere, into the imagination is as good a place as any! lol, you guys are making it hard to drink my coffee this morning! :-)

CJT said...

LMAO! I really needed this one! This is fantastic and definately worth the read.

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Dee Martin said...

I always wondered what you guys did in the shower :)
I like it Thom, and the diet Mountain Dew? Choice!

swapnap said...

Frown...grimace....laugh, that was the sequence. Well narrated.

mazzz in Leeds said...

Haha! Didn't expect that ending, well played!

CJ Hodges MacFarlane said...

*snort* I will be snickering a bit, next time I have to urge my teen son out of the bathroom.
Great writing!

Kim Batchelor said...

I did not see that coming. Hysterical ending.

Scott Clawson said...

I'm serious mom!! What a good one, great use of the 3ww! :-)