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Trifextra – Week 99 – Three Word Resolution

From Trifecta we received the following instructions for the 99th Trifextra prompt: Michael Hess inspired us with his three word New Year’s resolution – just be nice.  We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words.  Make it count; we’ll be … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Ninety-Eight – Hanging By the Lights

Charles Dickens, in A Christmas Carol, wrote “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” We are giving you exactly 33 words to make us laugh out loud and spread some festive cheer. – See … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Ninety-Seven – Near-Sighted Nightmare Date

It’s the Trifecta weekend challenge, where we writers of fiction are challenged to put together 33 words to tell a tale. This micro-fiction can be difficult, but is always fun. This weekend we’re asking you to add thirty of your own … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Ninety-Two – Revenge

In The Scorpio Races, author Maggie Stiefvater writes, “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”  Give us the next thirty-three words of this story, as you imagine it.  Take it wherever you like, but make … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty-Seven – Tres Trios

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 … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty-Six – Nov 22, 1963

This weekend’s Trifextra comes to us courtesy of MOV, who often emails us with suggestions for site improvement or potential prompts.  Most recently, she told us about Travel and Leisure magazine’s “Super Short Travel Stories” competition, thinking that we could recreate the same … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty-Five

 This week we are taking you, once again, back to school for a lesson in literary devices.  Remember the apostrophe?  About.com defines apostrophe as, “A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty-Four

This weekend we’re asking for 30 of your own words plus the three following words for a total of 33 words. Tether Loft Crown – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.ExjvWlhv.dpuf Check out Trifextra Week Eighty-Four if you are interested. ********* From the loft above … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty-Three

This time around the Trifecta folks want to expand out skills by creating a haiku. I think it has been at least two decades since I tried this, but I will give it a shot. Check out Trifextra Week Eighty-Three if you … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty-Two – Straw, Sticks and Bricks

The weekend Trifecta Prompt is posted and the poor editors are feeling the effects of a long summer. Consequently we are tasked with crafting a 33 word bedtime story that will not keep the children up screaming for their parents. … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty-One – Remember When We Met

It is another photo prompt for the weekend Trifextra prompt. There is a fabulous video related to the featured photo of a years time lapse of a scene that plays within two minute’s time. It made me wonder what our … Continue reading

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Trifextra – Week Eighty – The Pageant Smile

I love any and all flash fiction challenges. Why? Because it makes you economize your words. It is a great way to sharpen your writing by making sure there are no extra or fluff words in your piece. Each word … Continue reading

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