Passing the Torch

It’s unbelievable. I hadn’t written for Trifecta for a while, so it came as a huge shock to me that this is our last post together. I found this site almost a year back when I first started blogging, and, honestly, this is the only thing that has kept me writing. So thank you, Trifecta Community; and to the wonderful bunch of people who ran this site for so long and so well, and with such wonderful morale-boosting, friendly comments, thank you so, so, SO much. It means more to me than you will ever know, and I’m sure I echo a lot of people’s sentiments in saying that. Goodbye, Trifecta. It was beautiful while it lasted. You will be sorely missed.

For the final challenge here at Trifecta, we considered some flash and dazzle, a wild prompt to send us off with a bang.  What we realized was the most achingly beautiful, haunting and dazzling words we’ve read from our brilliant community have been the ones you chose when you were given the freedom to write with abandon.  So we’re lovingly, and eagerly, placing the choice in your hands.  There’s no topic, no word, just a free write. Go anywhere your mind wants to travel.  Take us there too.  Just make it count, leave your blood all over this page.  Thirty-three words exactly.  Of course.  We couldn’t end it any other way.

Blood? I’ll give you blood.

Rain soothes your spirit; I rage.

More so that rainbows shine only for you.

But, carried away, you believe –

You search for the pot of gold.

And I laugh.


Your turn now.

12 comments on “Passing the Torch

  1. I know exactly how you feel – Trifecta was the foundation for everything I’ve written in the last two years or so. I find myself thinking in 33’s (and 333’s).

    I love the first two lines of this little poem in particular – such a strong, vivid opening! I’m really glad I came across you via Trifecta, and hopefully we’ll cross paths again. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! And the feeling is mutual; I will definitely be reading several Trifectans’ future posts from time to time. I’m so glad we got a chance to meet and share our talent and love for writing with each other 🙂

  2. Great combination of beauty and power – I really enjoyed your 33 here. Perfect sendoff for Trifecta. I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to read some of your writing over the last year. They prompted a lot of writing for me over the last couple years, so they won’t be forgotten!

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