Monday, February 18, 2013

Trifecta: Week Sixty-Five

Welcome back, Trifectans!  It was a pleasure to read through your various examples of hyperbole this weekend.  We hope you enjoyed blowing things out of proportion as much as we enjoyed reading your mountains of molehills.

In first place this weekend is Sandra from Sandra's Scribbles who gave us the touchingly beautiful Everlasting.
His eyes followed her wrinkles, as deep as the Grand Canyon, recalling the birth of each one. Her milky eyes smiled at him for the millionth time and his heart leapt, yet again.
Second place this weekend goes to WhimsyGizmo with 15 Miles Uphill, Both Ways.  You may think you've heard the story before, but I guarantee you've never heard it the way Whimsy tells it.

Rounding out our top three this weekend is The Greatest Thirty Three Words Ever Written by Chamblee54.  Who are we to disagree with the title?

Great work from all of our Trifectans this weekend.  You guys are on a roll lately.  Let's keep it going with this week's one-word prompt:

EXHAUST (transitive verb)
1a : to consume entirely : use up <exhausted our funds in a week>
  b : to tire extremely or completely <exhausted by overwork>
  c : to deprive of a valuable quality or constituent <exhaust a photographic developer>
2a : to draw off or let out completely
  b : to empty by drawing off the contents; specifically : to create a vacuum in
3a : to consider or discuss (a subject) thoroughly or completely  
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.


  1. Ahhh the winners <3 Such awesome examples of hyperbole this weekend from everyone. I think I have a few new, good phrases to use when exaggerating from now on :D Now it's time to make sparks fly from my fingertips for this week's prompt.

  2. I need to see what you can do, dear Draug, with this, as I find it very challenging! I am sure you will do it justice...hope that will inspire me, not fill me with dread, knowing the quality will be there!

    1. Oh gosh you're making me blush o///o

  3. These were the greatest winners in the history of online writing prompt competitions. Their magnificence soars like an Eagle.

  4. This is a tough one! Can anyone tell me if we can use the past-tense form of exhaust, or must it be present?

  5. That was a great way to get my fingers moving with a pen. I've missed these challenges. <3 Hopefully, I'll get myself back into the swing of things with quick ease.
    Congrats to this weekend's winners, and best of luck to all this week. :)

  6. I am pretty new to the whole online writing challenge world but I must say - "What a Blast!!" I may be hooked :)

  7. How do I define my post title? It's always the whole first line of my post and I can't figure out how to change it..

  8. Thank you so much. I'm honored. Sandra's piece is beautiful.

  9. I love the hyperbole. Worthy winners.

    What a fun prompt.

  11. Hi y'all! I think I might be a bit 'special'.... How do I comment on folks posts who have wordpress?? It wants me to log in, but I've not got an account.

    1. I think you can do it with twitter acct. If not, make a profile at gravatar or disqus.

    2. You can do it with a twitter or facebook account. Gravatar is the best thing to do.

  12. Congrats to the three winning stars who outshone all the other stars in the Universe-well the Trifecta Universe,that is;-)Enjoyed the challenge & reading some fine pieces was the icing on the cake:-)

    Now,on to this week's tussle.Looking at the 64 entries already on board,am feeling like an Old car,with a rattling exhaust pipe,belching oily smoke-going nowhere,ah,no ,please don't get mad at me-it's Trifecta's Hyperbole challenge,still making ripples in my mind-what?That's not the way we are to use the word?oh no-there goes my first idea in the trash can.sob,sob..

  13. Uh, Missing Twist, just to let you know no one can access your blog because its marked private, so I don't know if you want to enter again from a public blog, or...

    Just wanted to tell you that no one can see or read your entry, in case you were wondering. :)

  14. I could not comment on the future novelist's piece.It kept saying "error":-(

  15. I know the collection is closed, but a friend of mine wrote a follow-up to my story... she didn't want anyone to see it... guess agin, Betty. Here it is...

    Please take a look...