One-Liner Wednesday: There’s Always An Exception

A young friend who wasn’t Sara or Dora came to do nails with me and we talked and talked.

Somehow, the subject turned to gaming, and I told her about the board game Sara and I used to play when Sara was young. It was called Hero Quest. It had the usual four hero figurines: barbarian, dwarf, elf, and wizard. We painted them with eye shadow, lipstick, and glitter and gave them female names, because why should heroes always be men?

We also made up our own rules, since there were only two of us, so one had to be all the heroes and one was the game master. The first rule was:

The heroes always win.

My friend agreed that the heroes should always win, with this caveat:

Unless the villain’s hot.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Should the heroes always win?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: There’s Always An Exception

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      Marian Allen

      February 1, 2023 at 7:52am

      You don’t have a villain. That’s one of the many things I love about your work. You have protagonists and antagonists, and sometimes they’re the same people. It’s amazing.

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  1. Dan Antion

    February 1, 2023 at 8:11am

    I like making new rules for games. I’m also glad that I didn’t create a hot villain.

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      Marian Allen

      February 1, 2023 at 9:37am

      Back in the day, I bought an album of Country Joe and the Fish that had a game board in it. The instructions said, It’s your damn game — make your own rules. I’ve taken that as my credo.

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      • Dan Antion

        February 1, 2023 at 11:42am

        Haha – I hadn’t thought about Country Joe and the Fish for a long time.

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