Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is For Ironic

It's ironic that I can't think of a sentence to go with ironic.  hope your A to Z Challenge is going good. Are you hanging in there?



I- Ironic: 1.Using or characterized by irony. 2. Happening in the opposite way to what is expected, thus typically causing wry amusement.
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And actually, I couldn't pull off the hypocrisy of not wanting a million bucks

Is the sentence by Em-Musing that was chosen from yesterday. 

Here's what our story is so far:

     The alpha coefficient was too high; the risk too great. Losing my balance, I plummeted to the darkest recesses of the canyon. I had to release my tenuous grip on the briefcase, so I could pull my chute in my panic; it spilled classified papers all over the floor of the ravine when it exploded on impact. Struggling to free myself from the parachute, I cursed the debacle this mission had become. After finally getting the parachute to release me, I started to ponder over the enigma of where I was.

     It seemed odd to think that only thirty hours ago I had been sitting in a Starbucks having coffee. But then that man with the formidable mustache had sat down next to me. He made me an offer and I'd run through the gamut of usual excuses, but to no avail. And actually, I couldn't pull off the hypocrisy of not wanting a million bucks.

If you are new to my blog, thanks for stopping by. Here's what we are doing... I give you a word, you give me a sentence containing that word to add on to our story. If you would like more of an explanation, please read this POST.


Please stop by tomorrow and add your sentence to the story.

15 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

Yay, I made it on time today :-)

Ironically, now that the million bucks was within reach, I didn't want a cent of it.

I hope I used it correctly!

jabblog said...

Your story is getting very convoluted - like all the best thrillers:-)

farawayeyes said...

Not really 'playing', just checking in a reading along. Fun.

Karen Walker said...

Just bopping over from the a-z - and I don't think I could use ironic in a sentence this morning - brain just hasn't kicked in yet.
Karen

Suzi said...

Fun idea. Couldn't think if anything yesterday.

Ninety-nine million dollars sat in my Swiss account; how ironic that I was willing to risk it all for one measly mil.

Jessica Salyer said...

I was like that last night. That's why my sentence with ironic is so lame. :)

Elise Fallson said...

But I played it casual and said, "How ironic, you of all people would need my help."


*This was a hard one, plus I still have termites on the brain. (; *

Fairview said...

It was ironic that money was the last thing that was going to help me out of my current predicament.

PS this is tons of fun!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

It's ironic that I'm doing it for the money when I know tomorrow most likely I'd be dead.

Tara Tyler said...

It's ironic that i was about to steal it from him anyway.

fun theme!

M Pax said...

What irony that I would have rejected such temptation in my youth.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ironically, I was already a millionaire and really didn't need the cash.

Jessica Salyer said...

It was. I know, I still have the shivers from your post. :)

Jessica Salyer said...

Thanks. Great sentence.

Morgan said...

What a clever idea! The story is evolving nicely... can't wait to see the finished product! :D