Trifextra: Week Fifty-Four


This weekend Trifecta has thrown us a curved ball-its not a writing challenge but a reading challenge.We have been  asked  to scour through our favorite pieces of literature and give them  the best 33 words we can find.

Some quick guidelines:

  • The writing you choose should not be your own.
  • The 33 words should be lifted directly from another source (i.e. don’t take 33 random words from Macbeth and shake them into a poem of your own (though that would be an awesome idea for another challenge) and don’t take a sentence from the beginning of a book and another from the end–keep the original order).
  • Credit your sources.
  • You can’t use the same 33 words as anyone else in the linkz. Skim through before posting your own.  You can use the same author and even the same title, just not the exact same words.
This weekend is judged by the community.
Easy you say?I say,no!It’s like looking for a needle in a heap of needles & choosing the one that appeals to you.Having read many books, & having a lot of favourites in different genres,this was definitely tough.Fortunately,the last book I read had me in its grips from the first page & I loved it so much that it stuck in my mind-so here goes,my chosen 33 .

You make some big grandiose decision about what you need to do, or who you need to be, and then circumstances arise that immediately reveal to you how little you understood about yourself.”