Trifextra: Week Sixty-Five

The challenge this weekend is to give  33 words about anything we want as long as the piece includes at least one hyphenated compound modifier. Here comes mine:-)




He shot her.In the head.Twice.


Then he dumped her body in the old well.


Admitted,she was outstanding in every which way, but wanting to be his wife?   




He detested over-ambitious women!





Lovers no more

Trifecta: Week Seventy-Four

a : a state of being beyond reason and self-control


b archaic : swoon

: a state of overwhelming emotion; especially : rapturous delight

Please remember: 

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words. 
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. 
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response. 
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer. 

This week Trifecta wanted us to float in ecstasy-yes,you read it right,the word prompt is ecstasy.So,you ask,did I ?Sigh!I managed to write this two days back but have been sitting with it ,mulling over it,just not happy with it!I was hoping that I shall be able to  bask in ecstasy as soon as a bright idea hit me,but no such luck!Well,with a mere five hours to go,I better  “release” my hold on this piece of “‘ecstasy” or I will most definitely miss the bus!So here I am,with my submission,for what its worth.


Lovers no more


They sat across the table,each immersed in their own thoughts,both busy fighting their own demons.They avoided looking at each other,did not speak-could not-an awkward silence  enveloped them like  heavy cloak.



Amelia remembered their first meeting and a ghost of a smile played on her lips.It was the annual fund raising  gala, at their community centre. She had been doing the rounds with her sheaf of subscriptions when she had tripped over somebody’s outstretched legs,which had sent her sprawling to the ground.


Embarrassed at the spill,she had looked up straight into a pair of twinkling brown eyes “Sorry about that,”he had drawled,extending his hand to help her up.His tall,lean frame made him look handsome in his navy blue jumper and tan slacks. “I am Stephen.”


Regaining her composure,she had retorted, “Do I have to say,pleased to meet you?”That had made him laugh.”Well,what if I treat you to a coffee or will nothing less than lunch  do?”He had asked with a smile and she had had to laugh too.


Thus had started their friendship and before either knew,they were in love.



He remembered the first time they had kissed,her perfume,the way her hazel eyes crinkled when he said something funny.He knew her insecurities,her little quirks and her intensely  passionate heart.He would forever remember their first time together.He knew no one had ever loved him this way and oh what ecstasy it had been to be with her.


But then…


Stephen was posted to another town and though they tried to keep in touch , it had became harder and harder.Soon conversations started becoming stilted,emails became shorter,the text messages rare.Both understood that the end of the road was near,but neither wanted to  face the agony of letting go.


So,they had decided to meet for the last time to say their final goodbyes and here they were.Each wanted to reach out ,scared to let go but knowing  it was futile, for they were both married but sadly not to each other!




Trifextra: Week Sixty-Four


This weekend Trifecta is asking for exactly 33 of our own words plus the following three words:
  • charge
  • century
  • lost                         

So,36 words in all & here are mine.




“17th century architecture,but still not lost its charm.”


“Let’s blow it up!”


“Why only  the Tajmahal?”


“Befitting.It’s a mausoleum after all!”


“Ha!Set the timer for dusk.”


“Decided how much to charge the client for the prints?”









The Intruder

Trifecta: Week Seventy-Three


So what did Trifecta throw at us this time around?Check it out below.

On to the one-word weekly challenge where we ask for a 33-333 word response to the third definition of a given word.  

color (noun)
1a : a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects
  b (1) : the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

     (2) : a color other than and as contrasted with black, white, or gray
2a : an outward often deceptive show : appearance <his story has the color of truth>
  b : a legal claim to or appearance of a right, authority, or office
  c : a pretense offered as justification : pretext <she could have drawn from the Versailles treaty the color of legality for any action she chose — Yale Review>
  d : an appearance of authenticity : plausibility <lending colorto this notion>
3: complexion tint:
This time around I had a problem of plenty!So many themes,so many plots,so many twists–oh my,my head reeled!Finally,last night,I decided ,the plot that popped into my mind before I went to sleep,will hit this page and here you are.
Tan- ta -ra! 😀

The Intruder


It was late in the night and the hallway was dimly lit.She had not realized that it would get so late at the party.


As she  took out the key to her apartment,she remembered the handsome man with the piercing blue eyes,who had flirted with her the whole evening.Now,now she admonished herself,how do you know how he looked-after all it was a masquerade party!She giggled .Guess ,I am a little tipsy,she told herself.


As she inserted the key and the door clicked open, she saw him emerge out of the dark shadows .Before she could react,he was behind her,holding a gloved hand over her mouth and nudging her forward with what seemed like a pistol..


He whispered,“Thinking of me,Honey?Now get inside and keep your mouth shut.”

Shivering,she complied.


Pushing the door shut with the heel of his boot,he said,”Now  what do we have here?’With a flick of his wrist,he opened a Swiss knife and turned her chin up.”Diamonds suit you, but rubies would look better.”


And with that he snatched her diamond choker and pocketed it.Her diamond ear clips,solitaire and bracelet followed.


She looked at him defiantly.


He smiled devilishly and said, “I don’t think you need any adornments or ..this..”With an expert hand he undid the knot of her evening gown and it slid to the floor.


“Delectable!”He reached behind and undid her French knot.As her auburn hair cascaded around her beautiful face,his piercing blue eyes seemed to laugh from behind the mask.She felt her colour rise.


“Take what you want and leave,”she whispered.


“Not so fast ,my Sweet!Let’s see what you have to offer me!”


With that he  pulled  her to him,kissing her passionately and before she knew he had swept her up in his arms  striding purposefully towards the bedroom.


At the foot of the bed ,Mickie,her Siamese cat,not happy with this midnight shenanigan,tripped him up.


As they both fell onto the bed,she started laughing.


Pulling the mask off her husband’s amused face,she said,“So much for our midnight adventure Robinhood!”

(333 words)







Trifextra: Week Sixty-Three

Weekend is here & with that comes Trifextra’s challenge.Here it is-


This weekend we’re asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo CoelhoAlchemist

This week’s challenge is community judged.
Trifecta sure knows how to challenge their writers.Anyone who has read the afore mentioned book,knows what a beauty it is & has inspired  so many.Powerful stuff-dreams & am sure my fellow Trifectans  will  be churning out one gem after another-good for the likes of me,for I can feast on some great word imagery:-)Here is my submission.



Dreams –


I cherish some,

Others,I let go

inked in blood-

painful broken shards.

Yet,dream I must

for love or lust,

openly or


breaking free

aiming high

I need to fly!






Pay Attention

Trifecta: Week Seventy-Two

This week the word Trifecta  gave us is-

ALCHEMY (noun)

: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
: a power or process of transforming something common into something special


Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.
This week’s challenge is community judged.
And boy,oh boy,was this a tough cookie or what?I racked my brains till nothing was left except an empty shell.I read a few entries to see if it could spark a  flame or at least a flicker-but nothing!Wish I knew some alchemy so that i could produce a winning entry,I thought,where are you my inspiration,my muse?Ah,time was running out & with  just over three hours left,I was distraught.Will it be the first time that I will miss submitting an entry to Trifecta?Just 4 months old & already nothing to say?I  decided to just start writing-wrote two stories but could not weave in the word prompt correctly,so started writing a poem.Yes,it is  a silly,nonsensical poem(if one can call it a poem that is) but had fun writing it & that’s what these writing challenges are all about,I believe.So friends,here is my submission,waiting to read your feedback:-)

Pay Attention


Traveling far?

Or alone?

Heed my words

Approach not


The haunted house

With its guests undead

Lure the travelers

Who dare tread

lonely paths of

the bewitched forest


That house

the evil witches,

brewing their deathly potions

in cauldrons of infamy

and who stew the ignoramuses

amid cacophony.


The wicked gnomes

cast their spell

with their bonhomie

to lead the rest astray.

So,if you happen to meet one

be very,very wary.


Then there are those

pretty fairies too

who look like they

can hardly say BOO

But to trust

their dainty anatomy

is sheer calamity


The only saviour  for you

Is the rheumy eyed Bunny

keep your pockets full of carrots

to fill his crummy tummy

And if he finds them yummy

you will be taken to the academy.


There the wise old wizard

Knows a trick or two

His words are alchemy

makes all evil coo.


And if you think all these warnings

Sound little too scummy

Ex-cuse me

Go risk your heart and soul

I call it blasphemy!





Say “NO”

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Two

Well,well,what do you know?It’s Sunday & time for an “extra” innings at Trifecta.This is what they had to say about their challenge-


On to the weekend challenge.  We want you to give us thirty-three words of advice.  Your advice can be to anyone or about anything.  We only ask that you make it uniquely yours.


I was  so not going to do this challenge but hey blame it on Trifecta & its addictive charm,just could not stay away.So,with a little more than four hours to go ,here I am with my piece,all of 33 words 😀


Say “NO”


Said Lord Polonius

Neither be a borrower

Nor a lender be

In the same vein I say

Neither seek advice

Nor an adviser be

Just shut your trap-

No one wants it, see?



Girls just want to have fun

Trifecta: Week Seventy-One

On to this week’s one-word prompt which, this week, is inspired by the recent arrival of the Hong Kong monsoons and the start of April in general.

rain (transitive verb)
1: to pour down
2: to give or administer abundantly <rained blows on his head>

Please remember: 

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words. 
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. 
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response. 
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer. 



Trifecta decided to  give us an option to make a fool of ourselves with this prompt on first April,am sure & I am doing just that with this piece-so have a laugh at my expense,go on 😉


Girls just want to have fun


Two and a half years have gone by in mourning,since Jeff was snatched away in a horrific accident.Recently however, Jamie was disconcerted to feel the stirrings of a different kind of need within her.


And why the hell not,she thought,she was just 30!Not that there was any dearth of admirers  or interested males,for she was rich, and beautiful.Not for nothing were she and Jeff known as the golden couple.But,she was not ready to get involved,just yet.


So, she  discussed it with her two close friends,Melissa & Samara, her cousins,Mindy  and Jill  and here they all are,looking sexy,waiting with bated breath..


The Buffet dinner  and wine has made them satiated & tipsy enough to look forward  to a night of enjoyment.


The excitement is palpable,as the lights start to dim!All eyes are turned on to the stage where a faint mist of smoke drifts in.Their heart beats rise with the swell of the music.A dark shape appears on the stage  and there are sharp cries of anticipation.Suddenly,the spotlight  reveals him sliding down the pole,clad only in sexy black shorts .


The girls ooh and aah,as the handsome stripper moves  sensuously.His gyrations have the girls drooling .He knows how to titillate and soon has them begging for more.His masculine scent and raw sexuality has the girls swooning in delight.The raunchy talks and ribald jokes the girls had been sharing at dinner,has made them all edgy and their pent up emotions are ready to burst through.


He knows how to strut his stuff. Soon his efforts are rewarded as they  rain  money on him.


As he nears each girl,his shorts are pulled a little lower,with a fifty here,a hundred there.


Jamie is excited as he  comes over. Boldly,she pulls  him closer  and pushing

him on a chair,straddles him There are hoots of appreciation and sexy catcalls.


Both Jamie and the stripper know where they will be spending the night and smile knowingly as the act comes to an end amid whistles and cheers.