Welcome back, Trifectans! It was certainly fun reading through your dialogue this weekend. It's interesting that such an open-ended prompt produced a lot of similar situations--cheating, betrayal and murder, namely. You Trifectans are a sinister group, and we like you just as you are.
Coming in first place this weekend is Mike Jackson who gave us It's a Shame. We chose Mike's piece for first place because it accomplished what even we thought was impossible. It told a rather complete story, introduced us to a strong character, and created a nice twist all in thirty-three measly words. With some revenge on the side just for good measure.
“Jim, it’s me, Maureen, I’m going to switch off your life support machine. Can you hear me?”
“He’s beyond that Mrs. Smith. He can’t hear or feel a thing.”
“That’s a bloody shame.”Second place goes to Trailer Trash Deluxe who gave us the hilarious Christian Mingle. We thought the dialogue was not only funny but very real, too.
And third place this week goes to Whispatory for Goth. This piece left us shivery. You?
Great job to all of our Trifectans. Thank you for taking the time to link up with us. Before we move on to our one-word prompt, we'd like to encourage everyone to revisit our instructions page. If you're new, there may be things there that you don't know. If you're a more seasoned Trifectan, there may be things there that you've forgotten. Thanks!
This week's word is:
1: a trodden way
2: a track specially constructed for a particular use
3a : course, route
b : a way of life, conduct, or thought
- 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.
This week's challenge is community-judged.
- For the 12 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.
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