The Need

Trifextra: Week Fifty-Six

This weekend Trifecta has thrown an amazing challenge,which had the wheels of our brain spinning.Read for yourself & see what they have to say about this unique challenge.


This weekend we are playing another type of word game with you.  Below are photos from the 33rd page of one of our very favorite books, Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge.  What we want you to do is to scour the page (click to enlarge), choose 33 words, and reshape those words into a piece of your own.  Your piece does not have to tell an entire story.  We just want to see what you can do with this particular word bank.  Punctuation is up to you.  Use whatever you need, whether or not it appears in the photos.

Here is what I came up with:-)


The Need

How long before the woman discovered his hidden need?

Kevin could not abide the thought of her,gone.

He touched her.

A comforting quiescence wrapped his mind.

To have a child-that’s all he wanted.