Trifecta‘s challenge: one item, three uses in 33 words.

I like you. Do you like me? Check yes or no.

Teasing embrace of her hair, as she playfully twisted it around.

It’s not you, it’s me.

The love life of a pen.


72 thoughts on “Trifextra

    • Thanks. They crack me up. I had one of them argue back for one comment a long time ago when I told someone they were just personified spam.

      The “writing job” commenter came back and said that they weren’t, which of course made me drop to my knees in sadness and humiliation feeling horrible guilt for assuming that because they go to all the blogs and offer their “real writing jobs” they are spam.

      Or something like that… 😉

        • Yeah, I think you may be right though. I should have had it being used to dig out of prison or something, but that might not have been as sweet. 😉

          • Yeah, thanks Lumdog. You know I’ve been trying to be nice for Trifecta lately right? Geeze…all you guys want is blood and guts. I see how it is. 😉

        • Ok. I see your point. How about a pen which injects rattlesnake venom? No blood would be involved and you could certainly choose many points of entry other than the area involving the guts,

          • Lol. Okay. Venom pen, got it. How about I just gracefully bow out of the trifextra this week and let the pen enjoy it’s lonely misery.

            You know, the whole thing is a freaking love story. I rarely write those. Cut me a little slack. Just enjoy the heartfelt moment. Okay, so that is kind of bs too…

        • I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but a pen to the eye seems to be very popular this weekend. A corkscrew and a key were also utensils of an attack to the eye.

        • You’re right, the national news of eye stabbings was pretty sparse this weekend. But the Trifectans filled the vacuum with their creative choice of weapons and in choosing the eye as the preferred object of attack. I only mention this, because, it was a modest, albeit, humble suggestion on my part, in response to Carrie’s comment. Having said this, I think it was Colonel Mustard in the library. But, to concede your point, I’d have used the fireplace poker.

          • I’m catching up on reading the others now. You made me feel guilty.

            If you are going to stab someone in the eye, you should do it in the observatory. Just saying.

            I know you are usually just Trifecta, but will you go to the home page on my blog and vote for tomorrow’s topic? It’s at a tie right now.

      • Ok, I voted and I think I broke the tie. Alas, I voted for the lesser of evils! While I appreciate the irony of the observatory, since my preferred utencil was the poker, I preffered the library.

  1. I like this poem. I’m glad you commented about the beginning and ending of a relationship because my tired mind didn’t catch that. (These days, they probably don’t even bother with the pen…they probably text it :))

    • True. Texting counts too right? Anyway, I don’t think this trifecta is going to be counted as “following the rules” maybe I’ll change it…I still have time, but I kind of like it the way it is, and I never was a great rule follower. 😉

  2. I think it counts. I mean, rules are kind of just guidelines, right? I saw it as beginning, middle and end, which is exactly the dramatic structure we (and Lead Belly) were talking about. Totally counts. Thanks for linking it. Don’t feel like you have to be sweet for us. Your writing is strong in both directions.

    • Thanks Trifecta! I love your challenges, and I don’t feel like I have to be nice, but I got a lot of comments on my spring poem from people expecting something horrible, and pleasantly surprised stuff.

      I participate in your challenge to stretch my writing, and I don’t want to get stuck in a certain genre. It works for Steven King, but my favorite thing from him is Shawshank Redemption, which is not horror. Same with Peretti, and a few other great authors. If I can’t write different things…well, I guess I can’t really write.

      So, nice for now. I need to throw a little sci fi in there. I haven’t written that. The fable was a great challenge too. I doubt most of us had written anything like that.

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