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This week’s  Trifecta challenge requires a story of 33 or 333 words using the third definition of:


1a : the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth
b : grimace <made a mouth>
c : an individual requiring food <had too many mouths to feed>
2a : voice, speech
b : mouthpiece
3: something that resembles a mouth especially in affording entrance or exit: as

Here’s my puny attempt:

Hot. Tired. Footsore. I’ve walked how long? Long enough to spook a speckled fawn from its nest. From the mouth of the water bottle, a soggy lemon rind plops onto my parched tongue.