Three Witches At It Again

Painting by William Rimmer: scene from Macbeth...

Painting by William Rimmer: scene from Macbeth, depicting the witches’ conjuring of an apparition in Act IV, Scene I (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

First Witch
‘Tis time to begin the fire anew;

 

 

 

Second Witch
A young king rides throughout the night,

 

 

 

Third Witch
To claim his late father’s throne.

 

 

 

All
Darkness seeps from the fallen crown.

 

 

 

—33 words—

 

Shakespeare‘s Three Witches from Macbeth are at it again…

 

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Seven

 

This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words about a famous trio. The trio could be from literature, from history or from pop culture. Just make it yours and have fun with it. Good luck!

This week’s challenge is community judged.

 

  • For the 14 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links.
  • In order to vote, return to this post where stars will appear next to each link. To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone.
  • You have 14 hours to vote. It’s not much time, so be diligent! We’ll send out reminders on Twitter and Facebook.
  • The winners will be announced in the comments of Friday’s post and will be posted in our typical fashion in the post on the following Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good vs. Evil

Mother Earth bestowed Magic to Man and Fae alike,

Each enlisting the Forces of Evil,

To wage a war for all the worlds’ Magic—

But Good Men banded together to banish the Evil.

—33 words: English Verse/Alliterative Poetry—

Classic Good vs. Evil–Short and Sweet

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Two

The editors of Trifecta are tired.  Hectic summer plans, last minute school shopping and prep for courses of our own have us drifting off in front of the computer.  Any millisecond we can shave off of our busy schedules could potentially improve the quality of our lives as well as the lives of those around us.  This weekend, we’re enlisting your help in shortening our considerably lengthy bedtime routines by giving us a children’s bedtime story in exactly 33 words.  It can be an old favorite reimagined or a work that is entirely your own.  We only ask that your story not leave our kids with visions of the boogie man dancing in their heads.  These tired bones thank you in advance.

true love’s first kiss

Water colored seasons melted into one another, like Snow’s dreams of her handsome prince, until frozen iridescent crystals kissed her forehead once more and Snow’s prince awakened her with true love’s first kiss.

Snow White

Snow White (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

—33 words: Fairy Tale Rewrite—

Honestly I don’t know what could be more soul soaring and happy than true love’s first kiss and fairy tales unless I had added a unicorn. 🙂

Trifextra: Week Eighty-One

This weekend’s prompt is to write 33 words exactly inspired by photo project by Eirik Solheim.

No creepiness allowed.  No girls in chains.  No basements.  No flesh-eating viruses.  No post-apocalyptic hunger pangs.  No dead philandering boyfriends.  Nobody pulling the plug on Grandma partially because she’s old but mostly because she deserves it.  We want soul-soaring happiness out of you this week.  If that isn’t your thing, just give it a whirl.  If it really isn’t your thing, come back for the next challenge when the rules are guaranteed to be different.  Because that’s also the kind of challenge we are.

This weekend’s challenge is community judged.

  • For the 14 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links.
  • In order to vote, return to this post where stars will appear next to each link. To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone.
  • You have 14 hours to vote. It’s not much time, so be diligent! We’ll send out reminders on Twitter and Facebook.
  • The winners will be announced in the comments of Monday’s post and will be posted in our typical fashion in the post on the following Friday.

 

Revenge

Gar Liver;

Alligator’s Tooth;

Four Dragonfly Tails;

Six Crawfish Heads;

Some Fire Ants For Spice;

And Two Black Widow Spiders–

This Will Take Care Of That Bitch,”

Genevieve hummed, stirring with a grin.

—33 words—

Trifextra: Week Eighty

Write a 33-word response that uses the word tooth.

Your response can use any definition of the word but cannot tell the story of someone losing a tooth.

Mermaid Breakup

 

“I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking,”  Merrick apologized, pausing for Marin to say something. She  folded her arms in response to his pathetic excuses. Merrick continued, looking at the sea floor,  “It won’t happen again; I promise.” Marin seethed in silence, unsatisfied with Merrick’s weak promises.

Merrick peeked up through long lashes to see Mairin’s rage reaching the boiling point. Throwing her arms up in disgust, Mairin screamed, “I don’t want to hear it! There’s no excuse! You lying, no good… I hope you…. and… your… mistress get attacked by pirates! We are done–for good!! We are never getting back together!!!”

 

 

 

 

 

—100 words—

Trifecta: Week Eighty-Nine

The weekly prompt.

WEAK (adjective)

1: lacking strength: as
: deficient in physical vigor : feeble, debilitated
: not able to sustain or exert much weight, pressure, or strain
: not able to resist external force or withstand attack

: easily upset or nauseated <a weak stomach>
2a : mentally or intellectually deficient
: not firmly decided : vacillating
: resulting from or indicating lack of judgment or discernment
: not able to withstand temptation or persuasion <the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak>
3: not factually grounded or logically presented <a weak argument>

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.
  • If your post doesn’t meet our requirements, please leave your link in the comments section, not in the linkz.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone. Please join us.

 

 

 

Commuting

 

—33 words—

Trifextra: Week Seventy-Nine

Photo prompt for this weekend

My entry is based off of actual text messages sent on my adventures commuting by bus in Houston over the last two years.

 

Mustangs

Runaways (comics)

Runaways (comics) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

We are outcasts–

Runaways

Unloved

Thrown away

In the gutters

 

Running free

In all directions

O’er the city

Like wild horses

Roaming the wild west

 

We make our name

Fierce and strong

–Surviving

Hiding the truth

The vulnerability

 

While dark shadows

Berate and belittle

Chipping away

At our pride

Until we are nothing

 

Fading

Into the shadows

No longer seen

Or heard–

Alone

 

Waiting and suffering

In the streets

In silence

Tears of rain

Hide our suffering

 

Until a mustang

Cries out in pain

We band together

An unstoppable force

–A family

 

Never truly alone

Unlikely help comes

When needed

 

—100 words—

Here’s my entry for Trifecta: Week Eighty-Eight (band) mixed with 100 Word Challenge (wild horse).