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Trifecta: Week Seventy-Two

This week the word Trifecta  gave us is-

ALCHEMY (noun)

1
: 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
2
: 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:-)
 
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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!

 

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Murder on the menu

Trifecta: Week Sixty-Six

On to the weekly challenge.

DOCTOR (noun)

1
a : an eminent theologian declared a sound expounder of doctrine by the Roman Catholic Church —called also doctor of the church

 

b : a learned or authoritative teacher

 

c : a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (as a PhD) conferred by a university

 

d : a person awarded an honorary doctorate (as an LLD or Litt D) by a college or university

2
a : a person skilled or specializing in healing arts; especially :one (as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian) who holds an advanced degree and is licensed to practice

 

b : medicine man

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 is open to everyone.  Please join us.
 
This week’s challenge is community-judged.
 
This challenge was fun to doctor & I hope you will like it.Here is my submission.
 
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Murder on the menu

 

 

The palatial house enthralled the guests.

           

The raven haired hostess looked resplendent in her black & white silk gown.Her almond eyes were limpid pools of molten honey.Her skin?Cream & peaches.When she smiled,her rose bud lips looked dipped in dew.

 

Allan could not take his eyes off her & started to move towards her.Just then he saw that blackguard Chris,reach out & take her hand.He burnt with rage.

 

“You wait,you mongrel!Tonight is going to be your last night.She has promised to be mine & nothing can stop me now,”he thought.As he patted the sachet of powder  in his breast pocket, Allan’s eyes gleamed.

 

Chris bent to take her lily white hand & smiled  into her eyes.She is such an angel.She had looked so  vulnerable when she had told  him how that nincompoop ,Allan, had been troubling her.

 

 “I am going to ask her to marry me as soon as I remove that scoundrel Allan, from her life. Tonight I am going to put an end to his pestering ways,”he told himself.He was going to doctor Allan’s drink,when they sat down  to dinner.He smiled happily at the thought.

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She had been watching them surreptitiously,favouring first one then the other with a smile here,a look there.Keep them guessing she thought,smiling inwardly.She had played her cards well. She was enjoying playing them against each other.

 

Each thought that she was besotted with him-ha!

 

Men!Such fools!

 

The chase was fun but once they fell under her spell,she lost interest.

 

Money?She had accumulated enough over the last six years from her three ex

husbands–all three sleeping peacefully forever-well,not peacefully maybe ,she smirked. She had the sense not only to doctor their meals & medicines,but also the documents ,such that everything came to her after their demise.

 

This time around,she was doing it for the sheer fun of it.Her eyes sparkled at the thought of the scandal ,the news that all this would make.A double murder for the entrée-yum!She could hardly wait for dinner to start.

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