Friday, September 21, 2012

85. I Am All Three

Mother, wife, writer.  Responsible for the playdates, the Target runs, the lunches packed in a hurry.  In charge of the marriage, the social life, the husband’s dirty socks.  And for me, I write. 

trifecta writing challenge:  write about one thing that is three things (in 33 words)

Friday, September 14, 2012

84. Please Let's All Just Get Along

Every morning at the school bus-stop, neighbors battle over politics and money.  I'd rather avoid incendiary topics, especially around young children.  I tactfully change the subject to one everyone can agree on:  religion. 
trifecta writing challenge:  the rule of 3

Friday, September 7, 2012

83. Untitled

The last strains of sunlight
          lingered in the corners,
                grasping every available point
                      of refraction.

                                             She slid her fingertips
                                                   along the glass
                                                            if this was all there ever was.

                                                                               Or could be.

Paul approached her,
      began to caress her shoulders
               the way he did
                        before they married.

                                "Awfully quiet, Regina?"
                                               more than statement.

                                                       "I still miss him," wept Regina,
"Max was a good fish."

trifecta writing challenge:  finish the story

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

82. Running Late Again

The absence of time was not really an issue for Becky now.  The plane flew away without her on it.  She could go back to the newsstand and buy her magazine after all. 

trifecta, the word is "absence" (33 words)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

81. Three Little Words (Four)

Robert Frost once said, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about driving:  staying awake helps. 
Art:  drawn by me
But:  wait!  There’s more!  (Not for the contest; they're just for fun.)

·         Proofreading:  not realy neccesary  

·         Dogs:  furry unconditional love  

·         Spontaneity:  better when planned 

·         Sports:  playing trumps watching

·         Fire:  don’t play with

·         Money:  fun to spend

·         Chocolate:  craved all day    

·         Wine:  helpful social lubricant   

·         Travel:  buy a map

·         Science:  all about catalysts

·         Children:  can teach adults

·         Computers:  back-up your files!

·         Parties:  be fashionably late

·         Virgos:  like things neat

·         Fashion:  short skirts rock

·         Exercise:  it takes effort

·         Diets:  they never work

·         School:  follow the rules

·         TV:  waste of time

·         Religion:  causes most wars

·         Investing:  pays you dividends

·         Weddings:  fun to crash 

·         Drugs:  can ruin lives

·         Cancer:  kills good people

·         Death:  sorrow never fades

·         Repetition:  sign of laziness

·         Hoarding:  buries emotional issues

·         Repetition:  sign of laziness

·         Hawaii:  tropical paradise found

·         Sleep:  kids steal it

·         Humor:  motivates my writing


This was another Trifecta writing challenge.  I would love to know which one on my list YOU like best!