Trifextra Week Fifty-Eight: Cry

I can’t do this again, but Ma says the babe could come anytime. I pray for us both as I run my hand over the small white stone. I hope this one cries.

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Photo:Published in 1903 Image:History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century Volume 1.djvu, which was by Benjamin F. Gue [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Trifextra: Week Fifty-Eight

This weekend, we want you to give us a thirty-three response using the wordstone as one of your thirty-three words.  You can use any definition of the word that you’d like, but we are specifically looking for serious, well-conceived entries.  This isn’t the weekend for light-hearted posts about the difficulty of posting before the linkz close, and we are not looking for hilarious commentary about your cats (THIS time).  We want something serious and deep from you guys this weekend, because the sun is starting to shine a bit more, and we think we can handle it now.  Take your time with it and give us your very best work.

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13 thoughts on “Trifextra Week Fifty-Eight: Cry

  1. deanabo says:

    Oh, I hope so too! Very good writing.

  2. Scriptor Obscura says:

    This is great, the picture makes it. Great image.

  3. jannatwrites says:

    Gave me a shiver. I hope the baby cries as well!

  4. Suzanne says:

    Oh, I love this! You’ve set such a great mood in only 33 words. Well done!

  5. joetwo says:

    Very nicely done!

  6. Sarah Ann says:

    Very powerful.

  7. Christine says:

    “I hope this one cries.” Powerful, that phrase.

  8. atrm61 says:

    Oh,wonder how many she has lost before-still births-poor girl!Hope this baby lives!A powerful piece.

  9. Wendy Lee says:

    This is very deep and meaningful. That last line just makes my heart sink all the way to my toes. You have conveyed so much feeling in such few words. It is haunting. Very nice work!

  10. There’s a definite darkness to this birth. Great job with the prompt.

  11. Draug419 says:

    Oh wow really intense. The stone rubbing reminds me of a wishing stone I have.

  12. Dayle Lynne says:

    Wow. So sad and so powerful. Beautifully done!

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