Trifecta Week Sixty-Six What have you done?

Trifecta: Week Sixty-Six

Here I am again with my submission from the brilliant Trifecta Team. The word is DOCTOR (noun).

a : material added (as to food) to produce a desired effect  b : a blade (as of metal) for spreading a coating or scraping a surface

I am running with 3 (a). The response must be between 33 and 333 words.

What have you Done

She was reminded of her child-hood
her days in the park
playing on the merry-go-round
not a carousel with painted horses
that majestically rose and fell
when she pretended she was riding
a ‘real’ horse,  but the iron circular
playground ‘swing’
she knew it by no other name
holding onto the iron, her feet running fast
beside it, trying to gain speed
so that she may then jump upon
to enjoy the ride
though sometimes giddiness happened
her head would feel light
she even thought she would be sick
this is what she felt like now
the scenery around her was blurry
her stomach did not feel well
she wanted it to stop
she wanted to get off
the merry-go-round memories
came flooding back
a hotel room the two of them
he handed her a cocktail
did he doctor it
and why?



Trifecta Challenge Week Fifty – Six Goodbye

Trifecta: the challenge: ”below are photos from the 33rd page of one of our very favorite books, Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge.  What we want you to do is to scour the page (click to enlarge), choose 33 words, and reshape those words into a piece of your own.  Your piece does not have to tell an entire story.  We just want to see what you can do with this particular word bank.  Punctuation is up to you.”

Trifecta Challenge    Picture11-1-1 Very interesting and  a difficult one , however I gave it a go. Below is my submission…it’s a bit scattered I’m afraid, open for critique or a laugh if you can’t follow the gist.



peering carefully……
he would still use it
the rifle
put the blanket……
over the woman
“Never mind mother”
……she wouldn’t look for long
her entrails
……by the front door
relief came

Trifextra Challenge – Hyperbole Week 55

I shall continue loving you

till whales walk along the sand

till the ocean dries up and penguins fly to

the triangular moon… in a million ways I’ll prove my love to you


For this weekend’s challenge we’re asking you to include some hyperbole in your piece.  It doesn’t have to be the whole piece, but it needs to be in there, and we’re looking for 33 words, as usual.

Trifecta Week Sixty-Four Dwell

Challenge the word – Dwell

I won’t dwell on the fact that you have gone
Every time I see a rainbow I speak to you
I won’t dwell on the fact I ended your life
I did so because I had to, the kindest gesture

I will always remember the day you left me
the pain that drove through my gut, my heart
I won’t think if what I did was cruel or kind
the day I spent my last hours with you

I will remember the love you gave me
the laughter you brought into my life
the years of happiness of unselfish love
the cuddles the caring for you every day

It has been seven years now and I remember
as if it were yesterday, the day I held you
as you silently drifted from this earth the look
in your eyes as I held you tight whispering I love you

I will dwell on my memories of you Tarsh
my one and only tattoo a reminder of the
dog the pet that brought me so much joy
so much love

crossing the rainbow bridge


Trifecta Challenge the Path

This was done for trifecta:

This week’s word is:

PATH 1: a trodden way 2: a track specially constructed for a particular use 3a : course, route   b : a way of life, conduct, or thought

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.

This way of life is mine
it was given, I did not ask
regrets are mingled with
I don’t give a damn
moments perhaps wished erased
but to the contrary
moments I would not banish
would my way of life be different
I cannot change so I can’t tell

Temptation has led to trouble
lies have caught me out
becoming a mother gave me inner peace
my true calling without doubt
growing, learning on this path I walk
the path that’s known as life
accepting, forgiving and loving
this is what my journey is all about

being the person I am today
learning how to grow like
tossed autumn leaves revealing
another part to me, this is all that
I can show, for there hasn’t been
another way, I’m simply who I am
you either love, hate me or
simply just accept the person that
you know

my path I still shall follow
till it shuts with eyes closed tight
I’ll have memories of the good and bad
of the laughter and of my tears
my foibles and my strengths
but would I choose another way
no I swear this on my life
my path is something I continue
till I bid this world good-night

Trifecta – prompt from mythoughtsonthesubjectareasfollows


1a : the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth   b : grimace <made a mouth>   c : an individual requiring food <had too many mouths to feed> 2a : voice, speech <finally gave mouth to her feelings>   b : mouthpiece 3: something that resembles a mouth especially in affording entrance or exit: as
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 prompt is from mythoughtsonthesubjectareasfollows. From the Trifecta challenge.

I am following the below.

b : the surface opening of an underground cavity

Step quietly as not to disturb the earth
keep voices hushed or they shall hear
don’t be frightened for they will sense
and keep us as their slaves

step quietly for they are real
tales of them I have been told with
beastly bodies hideous
that come out at night to scare

they will find us, they will
emerge gigantic in proportion
from the mouth of their underground
home; they will take us away

trolls with lumpy body bits
trolls with one large eye and
grotesque noses, tails hidden
I’m frightened so step lightly

keep your distance from the
opening; we should run and not
be here, the night in blackness
the trolls awake they are thieves

step lightly or run