Trifecta Writing Challenge #63: SIR WALTER


“Oh what a tangled path we weave.”

“My, aren’t you the dramatic one! But you’ve got the quote wrong, I don’t think it’s path.”

“What are you talking about, of course it is.  It’s by Shakespeare.”

“Not! I’m gonna look it up.”

“Go right ahead Miss Google-Pants.”


“Web, Ethel. It’s ‘web’, not ‘path’. I think it was by Sir Walter Scott, not Shakespeare.”

“Think!  Don’t you give me ‘think’, Cheryl, you know damn well who it is, you just looked it up for Christ’s sake!”


It seems Ethel’s Trifecta woes continue.  This week’s challenge was the third definition of Path..

3a : course, route
b : a way of life, conduct, or though

Here is what Cheryl found at Wikipedia…

Sir Walter Scott.

19 responses

  1. Lovely, Ted. I’m looking forward to more of Ethel’s literary excursions.

  2. That’s one way to work the prompt in. I love “google pants”! Nice job.

  3. It’s an awful tangled web that this couple would be weaving. Well done.

  4. Ha! Sounds like me and my hubby… Just kidding. maybe.

  5. Ha!ha!I loved this.So true,how most of us have to bank upon google-I know I do for my memory ain’t what it used to be;-)

  6. The continuing adventures of Ethel 🙂

  7. Hats off to Miss Google Pants! And to Sir Walter!

  8. wow, that was fun!

  9. haha was smiling during the entire conversation ^^ way to start my morning Ted

  10. Haha! I think I’m married to Mr. Google Pants. lol

  11. Cheryl wasn’t going to get to practice an ounce of deception, was she? Oh, that the rest of the Web didn’t!! funny post!

  12. lmao cute dialogue (:

  13. Haha…funny conversation. Love the last line (why do we say we ‘think’ when we ‘know’?)

  14. You learn something every day, especially with Google. However did we settle arguments in the past. Nice one Ted. (I didn’t know that either.) 😦

  15. Cheryl was toying with the second part of the quote?
    I got a giggle out of this, nice job!

  16. Ted, thanks for commenting at my blog. This post was delightful. Love that Ethel. First time here, Ted, and you are well named! Incidentally, I always have misattributed this one to the Bard as well. Love the Google “snark” and the whole conversation. Great fun! Peace, Amy

  17. I really enjoyed this little exchange (and google pants which I will end up stealing and saying to someone at some point.)

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