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Against the Odds

An unexpected victory? A snapshot of an unlikely moment? This week, show us something that defies the odds.

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My husband and I both love Scrabble, but we have very different styles of play: he knows all the two-letter words and the words that use “q” but not “u,” and I like to create words that amuse me, like “fart” and “elves.”

You can guess who usually wins.

That’s why this victory — a trouncing, if I may say so* — was so unexpected and satisfying, and required that I take a commemorative photo to share with all my friends on Instagram:

scrabble-victory

This week, share a photo that says “against the odds.” Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.

Bonus points if you manage to get a photo of Phil Collins. Off you go!

* We get maybe a little too competitive at Scrabble.**

** Fine, I get too competitive at Scrabble, although not competitive enough to pass up an opportunity to spell “fart.”

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  1. Looks like an old Scrabble board Michelle, similar to the one I played on with my mom and sisters. Now we have the “Deluxe”plastic board with the square grids that hold the tiles in place. Congrats on the win!!!

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  2. Gosh… this midweek arrival of the challenge had me there. I had to go retrieve the challenge from the bin… that’s how good this challenge is! It wanted to be seen… against the odds! 😉

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