Trifextra – Week Ninety – The Prosecution Wins

On now to our quick little Trifextra prompt.  Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”  We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character).  We already know you’re intelligent, so, according to Paterson, you should have no shortage of potential subject matter. – See more at:


Grace Ponder stood stock still, but trembled inside. Judge Alexander read the verdict. The young prosecutor needed a win. Failure was her enemy, her fearsome monster.

“I find the defendant guilty,” Alexander intoned. 


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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15 Responses to Trifextra – Week Ninety – The Prosecution Wins

  1. I used to always say that I was afraid of mediocrity. I guess it used to feel the same way as failure. Now I fear unhappiness. If mediocrity brings the happy, I’m okay with that. 😉 Thanks for linking up. Don’t forget to vote.

  2. Glynis says:

    Oh, that was a good one!

  3. Draug419 says:

    Oh very good!

  4. Very legitimate fear. Looking back success can take many forms.

  5. Public failure is the scariest.

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