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Rapid Prototype Machines

Rapid Prototype Machines their ink across the page Where did the wily writers go Consumed by errant rage? Disappeared in flurries Of cyberspace and thought. Live on between the pages. Forget me not.   ~*~   Goodbye, dearest Trifecta.  You were one of the best writing challenges for a time – and you made our […]

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Babci (Trifecta Week 106)

BABCI It is 2009. My grandmother is a bustler.  She never stops moving.  But she doesn’t like the rest of us to help. She flaps her arms at us, apron strings flying around her like white snakes on the loose. Rapid-fire Polish. “Set your tush down on the chair and relax!” She stirs the mushroom […]

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Christmas Eve – Trifecta

~*~ Lights! I swear the year just started. Barely Had the chance to breathe. How To finish all the shopping? Now, Get out the door, let’s leave! (Listen! Carols!) Resulting drama Christmas Eve? Irreplaceable. ~*~ This short prose/poem written in response to Trifecta, asking us to reflect in 33 words or less on the holiday […]

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Soliloquy – Trifecta Anticipation

“Pass the salt,” you say Head buried in a screen. I obey, but feel somehow Your work is but a door between. Your dinner nearly done, The dawning thought: I deemed I’d seen this somewhere else before. And then- An Anticipation! Of what our future might become. The endless hours dragging on. The night begun […]

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Goddess Crush – trifecta weekly

The city was hers. Felicia wrapped her toga tighter around her thin frame and sneered down at her subjects. She towered above them. “You have turned from the old ways,” she boomed, her voice like thunder as it echoed. “Now, you shall pay!” They screamed and ran. But they could not escape. She pounded a […]

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Playing at Favorites

i. Three a.m. car talk: wild leaf devils spiral up, Old friends remember. ii. Fresh kitchen scent, mmm… Cooking with you is so good. Pass the cinnamon. Music and laughter; a writer’s dream. The end. ~*~ I tried to get all my favorite things into 33 words… For Trifecta’s weekend challenge. I thought haikus would […]

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Scientific Study (Or Part 1 of the Trifecta Anniversary Challenge)

Charts and optimal dates and preferential temperatures. One line or two. As if she could summon whatever it is that makes up the human soul as easily as she could a cab on a busy New York avenue. Why can’t he see it? Her shoes slipped in the early slush.  I’m no lab result. He […]

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The Pirate of Walmart – Trifecta Week 49 Challenge

Ahoy, matey – enemies starboard! It was a disaster in the bread aisle at Walmart, and the Frankenstorm hadn’t even made landfall yet. The clerk was two paces away from walking off the proverbial plank as he backed up, hands in the air.  “I’m sorry,” he said, trembling in his blue apron, “but you’re going […]

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The New Death

Death sat at a bar. It sounded a lot more poetic than it really was. I was dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, my black leather jacket creaking at the shoulders whenever I lifted the scotch to my lips. Death is a skeleton, I can hear you say, he can’t have lips. Well, everyone said […]

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Seen (Jane Parker) Trifextra Week Thirty-Two

SEEN   The last strains of sunlight lingered in the corners, grasping every available point of refraction.  She slid her fingertips along the glass wondering if this was all there ever was. Or could be. Her salt-sting, demeaning husband never seemed to see her anymore. Today, she knew, he would.  Unlatching the third story window, […]

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