Trifextra – Week Eighty-Five

 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. – See more at:

Check out Trifextra Week Eighty-Five if you are interested.


Oh thunder, you herald the coming spring, with warmer days and joyous beauty. A rumble that sometimes brings fear is really to me confirmation of our Creator. Lightning your prelude, rain your payoff.


I want to point you flash fiction writers to another option. It is Flash in the Pan, where you write 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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19 Responses to Trifextra – Week Eighty-Five

  1. MOV says:

    I feel like I am in the storm! Nice use of the prompt.


  2. Had a bit of lightning in my post, too. Love ‘rain your payoff.’

  3. This is great. Love the last line. 🙂

  4. Oh Joe!…your words are the payoff…in Houston, the place I call home..thunderstorms are daily visitors…and I a lightning rod, being struck four times…true story.

  5. We’ve had some rockin’ lightening storms lately. I find them beautiful. And this too!

  6. djmatticus says:

    I miss thunderstorms! :-/ I used to get a good one a couple times a year when I lived in the desert, but now I live on the coast and we never get any.

    • Joe Owens says:

      We had one last night that lasted for a while. It came at the forefront of a cooler air mass, taking temperatures from near ninety the most of the week to 75 today. Will make for a cool evening at the high school football game.

      • djmatticus says:

        Always enjoyed the games more when it was cooler. Something about sitting in the stands, surrounded by all those people, just was insufferable when it was hot out too. Then again, I didn’t go to that many games to begin with. Now, soccer games? I was at every one for four years… on the field. 😉

  7. tedstrutz says:

    Hey… that’s really good, Joe!

  8. Valerie says:

    I love a good storm! I get scared too, but mostly I’m in awe of the power of nature! Great 33 words!

  9. jannatwrites says:

    Nice! I like the last line a lot. Lightning scares me more than thunder though, because lightning can destroy me or my house in one flash. Thunder just wakes the kids up and makes for a loooong night 🙂

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