A Beast of a Belly

Trifextra: Week Ninety-One

Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone.

I just couldn’t take the heat anymore. Snagging a Mickey-Mouse-shaped ice-cream off the stand, I collapsed on a park bench and wolfed it down. Somewhere my demonic beast of a waistline cackled.