Trifextra – Week Eighty-Eight – Zombie Kiss

As you know, Trifecta has a history of dedicating the entire month of October to Halloween.  We’re kicking it off early and easy with this prompt:You’ve found some old books.  On page 3 of one of the books, this illustration appears:

Artist credit: Dan Duford

Give us the 33 words that follow this illustration.  What happens next? You are welcome to use this image on your site, but you must credit the image with a clickable link back to – See more at:

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


Kissing a frog made girls into princesses. Bart wanted to be a superhero. But the swamp only had gators and lizards. Kissing a gator was hazardous. Kissing the lizard made him a zombie.


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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9 Responses to Trifextra – Week Eighty-Eight – Zombie Kiss

  1. Oh man. I grew up in Florida. This feels like a Redneck Riviera take on an old classic. 🙂 Thanks for linking up.

  2. You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss………well, maybe not in this case. Good take on the prompt.

  3. shannoncity says:

    Kissing is risky business :-s

  4. Draug419 says:

    Poor Bart!

  5. Valerie says:

    I like to kiss my dog…so far, so good;)
    Fun take on the prompt, Joe!

  6. tedstrutz says:

    Perfect Halloween Story, Joe!

  7. jannatwrites says:

    A tough lesson that you’d better be careful what you kiss 🙂

  8. Mike says:

    When you’re a youngster, kissing of any sort can be hazardous! I enjoyed your take on the prompt.

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