Am I losing it?

Trifextra: Week Ninety

 

It is time for Trifextra. For this weekend’s prompt,this is what Trifecta has to say-”  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 character). “

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.JcfMbomr.dpuf

Here are my 33 words:-)

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Am I losing it?

 

It does not stalk me

but lurks in

unexpected corners

peeking from

the mirror of

forgetfulness,

leering at my

growing inability

to remember-

hauntingly  real

yet distant

this

 fear of

losing my mind!

 

 

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Trifextra: Week Eighty-Eight

Weekend is here and  it is time for Trifextra.

Trifecta has a history of dedicating the entire month of October to Halloween.  They are 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 appears:

Artist credit: Dan Duford
www.poisonedplayground.com

Trifecta wants us to give the 33 words that follow this illustration.  What happens next? 

Here is mine 🙂

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Brain-dead

 

Jeepers! You are ugly!

Umm…pffttt…

Oh God! You stutter!

OOOOAAARRGGHH!

Don’t! Your breath stinks!

Squelch…Squish…

Man! You are falling to pieces!

Unhhhh…

“JOSH!”

 Go back! Hide!

 Mmmffff…

Banging the book shut-

 “Coming, Mom!”

 

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The Conqueror,the Queen and the General

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Seven

 

Friday means Trifextra and this weekend  we have to write 33 of our own words about a famous trio. The trio could be from literature, from history or from pop culture. 

 

Here is an imaginary scene from history from two different time periods, involving a famous trio:-)

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The Conqueror, the Queen and the General

 

Julius: Let us be lovers

Cleopatra: Give me Egypt

Julius: Granted!

 

 

Antony: I love you. Let’s be…

Cleopatra: No!

Antony: But why?

Cleopatra: History says… (shrugs) I would rather we both not die.

 

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Genesis 3-Paradise (not) lost

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Six

Already Sunday!Oh my!How time flies!So,what does Trifextra have  for us this weekend?Ah!A fellow Trifectan MOV,gave them a super idea and this is what they have to say-

“This weekend, we want you to give us a 33-word time travel story.  We don’t usually tell you what to title your piece, but we’d love it if you could title it with the year/date that you choose. “

So let me see where I can travel to-coming?

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Genesis 3-Paradise (not) lost

 

Serpent: Here Eve, come eat this delicious fruit.

Eve (making a face): Yuck! I hate fruits!

Serpent (sullenly): How you fuss!

Eve (eyeing him thoughtfully): Hmm…

Soon after-

 Eve (drool): Yummy snake sushi!

 

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The Jester

 

 
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Five

 This weekend ,for Trifextra,Trifecta wants us to give our best example of an apostrophe,in exactly 33 words.

About.com defines apostrophe as, “A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding.”

 

Here is my entry🙂

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The Jester

 

Vanish!Vamoose!Recede  into oblivion!

I scream at you!

But do you ever listen?

High hopes!

Teaming up with memories

You dance in my dreams

O cruel Past,how you love to jest!

 

Dancing jester

 

 

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Imprisoned

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Four

It’s Friday and time for Trifextra :-)So what is the challenge thrown out=r way by Trifecta?Check for yourself  🙂

“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
 
This week’s challenge is community judged.”

 http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.LAq0w5HQ.dpuf

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Imprisoned

 

You tether my soul

with chains of your  love.

You rejoice-

eyes set on someone new!

Wearing the crown of victory

erases me-

Here,

I ache with longing

in my loft of loneliness.

 

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Season’s Sonata

Ah,home again-home means Trifecta :-)My last post was 3 months back!Three?Strike one!It was a Trifextra submission-strike two! And, the title was “Askew”-kind of matches with Haiku,no?Strike three! Ha!ha!Feels good to be back-wonder if any of you remember me?Things did not go as per plan-do they ever?But some beautiful gifts came my way -our daughter did us proud by excelling both in her school leaving exams as well as by securing a coveted seat in one of the most prestigious University here-she placed 5th among 3500 students who sat for the exam and only 30 were selected.She is now happily studying for her English Honours.

Well,to make a long story short,we did not have to move.So what took me so long,you ask?Ah life… but am back and hope to keep writing,though I may not comment as much as before,but will do so whenever  possible-that’s a promise.

I see this weekend Trifecta has given us a seemingly  easy challenge-the weekend prompt being-

HAIKU (noun) : an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively .

But sadly we were not taught about this genre of writing in school.This is my first attempt at writing a Haiku,so no idea if it fits the bill,but here goes for what it is worth  🙂

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Season’s Sonata

 

Autumn in the heart

Like leaves changing colour

pain morphs.

 

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Askew

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Eight

 

On to the weekend prompt.  This weekend Trifecta is asking for exactly 33 words, 30 of our own and three of the following:

topple     paradigm     underneath     nerve     honey     loop

 

Before I could blink,Sunday is here and once again I am running late.This week,I managed to read almost all the entries at a breathless speed but there wasn’t enough time to leave comments.Makes me feel guilty but real life is rushing in and Friends & readers ,I am afraid ,this is going to be the story of my life at Trifecta for the coming two weeks.Worse,after the next two weeks,it may go downhill as I may not get to even write,forget reading or commenting.You see,next month,we(daughter,me & Hubby) leave for another city to get my daughter admitted  to a college.We will be there for about two weeks.Once we return, we have to start packing first for her transfer to her new hostel and before long,we both will be following her.Sometimes around July end,I will be re-joining the workforce and hubby is taking up a new job.As you all know,in this upheaval of packing,moving and unpacking,net connection will be missing ,thus making me miss all the fun!However,I sincerely hope to return for the Trifecta challenges regularly from mid-August.Friends,wish you all the best and I am sure you all understand.Will miss you all and your wonderful writing,take care.

Here is my submission for this weekend 🙂

 

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Askew

 

Jon married Rita,believing  life was honey and roses.

 

Then,she ran away with his best friend and his money

 

A paradigm shift occurred.

 

Now Jon sees only betrayal cloaked underneath every relationship.

 

 

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Murdered

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Seven

 

This weekend Trifecta wants us to give them 33 words (exactly) that include among them at least one example of onomatopoeia.Honk,Honk,move,here comes mine!Splat!Told you to move!

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Murdered

 

Cold,drizzling night.

 

He dug feverishly.

 

Clank!Thunk!

 

Wanting to forget the little girl’s head squelching ..when he..

 

Snap….crunch..

 

Footsteps!

 

Bam!Bam!

 

He fell.

 

Drip,drip,drip …his life blood seeped away.

 

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The Big Red Cheese

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Six

This weekend Trifecta wanted us to write  the origin story to the superhero of our choice in exactly 33 words.Now although like most other people I love many superheroes but had no favourite.Thus,after swinging between the more popular ones like Batman,Superman,Spiderman and others,I decided on one of the oldest Superhero of all-hope you like it:-)

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The Big Red Cheese

 

Homeless newsboy

Billy Batson

Granted superpowers

by Wizard

Shazam,

the magic word

endowing-

Solomon’s wisdom

Hercules’ strength

Atlas’s stamina

Zeus’s power

Achilles’ courage

Mercury’s speed

thus,

World’s mightiest mortal

Captain Marvel was born!

 

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