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Outside the bar:

“Who threw the first punch?”

“I couldn’t see, Officer,” said Mizaru.

“What was the argument about?”

“Didn’t hear it,” claimed Kikazaru.

“Which way did they run?”

“Couldn’t say,” apologized Iwazaru.


Thirty-three words for this weekend’s Trifextra challenge about a famous trio from literature, history, or pop culture.


Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Challenges, Fiction, Sunday Best



Lunchtime, April 15, 2006

photo“Hi, Dad! How’s your weekend going? You’re doing yard work? I’m not surprised—it’s a nice day for it. It’s been a long week here—if you’ve got time, I’ll fill you in.”


The Trifextra: Week Eighty-Six challenge was to create a 33-word time travel story, titling the piece with the time/date to which we have chosen to travel.


Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Challenges, Sunday Best



I love you so much it hurts


Buttery cinnamon toast. Warm, crusty baguette. Steaming plate of spaghetti. Gooey chocolate cake.
Heaven on the tongue, hell on the rest of the body.
Wheat, our relationship is unhealthy; I bid you farewell.


I’m posting too late to actually take part in the challenge, but I liked the Trifextra prompt this weekend: This week we are taking you, once again, back to school for a lesson in literary devices.  Remember the apostrophe? defines apostrophe as, “A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding.”  That same site provides some excellent examples of apostrophes in classical literature. Check them out and then have a crack at it yourself. Give us your best 33-word example of an apostrophe.

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Posted by on September 15, 2013 in Challenges, Food, Sunday Best



Raise a glass

100_1488vintners’ prayers heard

hot dry days sweeten the fruit

sunshine in a glass

The Trifextra challenge for week 83 was to write a haiku, sticking to the traditional 5, 7, 5-syllable format, but without the normal 33-word weekend limit.


Posted by on September 1, 2013 in Challenges, Poetry, Sunday Best



By dawn’s early light


Slowly, the sun takes center stage, rising from the inky water where it has slumbered overnight. A ring of light herds stars westward and gilds a stranger’s face on the pillow beside me.


The above is my entry for this weekend’s Trifextra: Week Seventy-Seven challenge.  They supplied three words (ring, stage, water) and asked us to contribute another thirty of our own, making a grand total of thirty-three words. 



Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Challenges, Fiction



That’s just the way I write

101_5870No sudden moves.

This weekend, for Trifextra: Week Seventy Six, the folks at Trifecta have asked us to sum up our writing process using only three words, a prompt inspired by the reply given by Neil Gaiman when asked the same: “Glare. Drink tea.”



Posted by on July 12, 2013 in Challenges




101_3157Who am I to give advice?
Photo credit Jim Bayless

Feel big feel small
Feel joy in it all.
Feel meek feel bold
Feel you’ll never grow old.

Feel what you feel
for better or worse.
Feel nothing at all–
a terrible curse.

Today’s post does double duty as the sixth day’s offering in the April A to Z Challenge (letter F) as well as responding to Trifextra‘s request for 33 words of advice.


Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Challenges, Poetry


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