Epiphanies and Me

Friday, July 5, 2013

Trifextra: Week Seventy-Five

[http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/07/trifextra-week-seventy-five.html]

As such, this weekend we are asking for a thirty-three word free-write.  Any topic, any style–just give us your best thirty three.

This week I decided to put down my “Thought of the Week” in my first attempt at a limerick (aabba rhyme scheme). I’ve taken a bit of a liberty with “b”, as you’ll see. *nervous cough* So here goes:

Stifled by engineering, (a sacrifice?)

Rediscovered writing; added some spice.

A sudden epiphany:  job with The Times,

Then, Oh yeah, this is why I took Science

Solemn vow:  I won’t question it twice.

Three Things Inexplicable About Love

Friday, June 28, 2013

Trifextra: Week Seventy-Four

This weekend we are asking you to play around with the following quote:

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
–Henry JamesWe want you to follow the same general structure of the above quote.  Feel free to change the subject–tell us what’s important about coffee or houseplants or whatever you’d like.  Or else change up the modifier–instead of telling us what’s important, tell us what’s sexy or overrated or pernicious.  Your last three lines should closely echo James’s, giving us the same answer three times.

 

Three things are inexplicable about my love for him. First, that I love him. Second, that I love him. Third, that I love him.

Third Time’s the Charm!

Trifextra: Week Seventy-Three:

“This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words inspired by the idiom, third time’s the charm.  This familiar phrase may have an indeterminate origin, but its meaning is clear.  Whether or not you include the phrase itself is up to you.  Just make sure to use exactly 33 words.  And, as usual, have fun with it!”

[http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/06/trifextra-week-seventy-three.html]

 

“Sure? As your attorney, I…”

“I’m sure.”

“Both your divorce settlements have cost you. A third…”

“Hey.” Shrug. “Love’s always worth a shot. And you know what they say: third time’s the charm!”