Trifextra – Week Seventy-Nine – Being a “THREE”

For the weekend version of the Trifecta prompt we are sent off to create a 33 word effort with the photo below as inspiration. No limits on how we approach, as long as we stay within the word limit. Check out Trifextra Week Seventy-Nine if you are interested.

Photo credit: [ changó ] / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND


Three lines on “THE SIGN”. He knew his time was coming. Overpopulation. Must thin the herd. The lottery system was most fair. Fair to who? Not to those who were considered the “threes”.


I want to point you flash fiction writers to another options. One is Flash in the Pan, where you right short fiction 50-150 words respectively to words chosen and posted each week. 250 responses will be collected and published by Redmund Productions. You can check the details at the following link: Flash in the Pan.

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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17 Responses to Trifextra – Week Seventy-Nine – Being a “THREE”

  1. Very nice, I like how you turned just 33 words into a story.

  2. A lottery. Yikes. No winners here.

  3. Linda Vernon says:

    What a horrible thought. But a creative one! 😀

  4. I’ve read a few tales on this theme. Like those, this is stark, solid writing.

  5. 3 – considered lucky by some…in this case its lucky too – lucky for those that aren’t 3 .

  6. Scary to read and imagine this ‘if’. Well done, Joe.

  7. chloeaevm says:

    Ooh I like your take on the prompt. 🙂

  8. I’m loving the dystopian, apocalyptic feel. And the three theme, of course.

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