Trifextra – Week Ninety-One – A Creature In the Fountain

Here we go with another Halloween themed Trifextra, number 91.

. Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone. – See more at:


The Creature from the Black Lagoon stared at the city fountains. EPA do-gooders had drained his home. The search had been too long. He could smell himself. Clean water would have to do. 


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 Ninety-One – A Creature In the Fountain

  1. Why won’t those lousy do-gooders think of the monsters?

  2. atrm61 says:

    Loved this-a very cool take-poor beast! 😉

  3. ha… well at least no contamination for the poor little menace..

  4. Momo says:

    I liked the EPA do-gooders. Clever and fun!

  5. deanabo says:

    Love what you did here. Took a classic and moved him out!

  6. Christine says:

    Nice! I’d think that a nice fountain in the city could be a sweet little retirement spot for the right Creature.

  7. jannatwrites says:

    Haha…clean water would have to do. I like that!

  8. Ann Bennett says:

    Or tap water will make him feel right at home.

  9. tedstrutz says:

    This is an excellent response to the prompt, Joe. Lots going on in those 33 words.

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