Three Word Wednesday – The Troll’s Complaint

The Trolls Complaint

The troll groaned to his friend:  “How absurd it is to live in a world of weak creatures…here I am, strong and handsome!  And there it is,  that slinky frail creature, that human what comes riding up to my cave, just as though it owns it!”

“And what did it do Bart, was it another of those sheep men?”

“Nah… not a sheep man, but I tell you what it did.  Shouts at me, brandishes a long bit o’ steel and thinks it can just do as it pleases!  Not happy yet, it squeals like a pig, just ’cause I tapped it over the head with my club and clawed its belly open.  I do so like quieter game!”

“Yeah, I knows what you’re meaning…I much prefer wolves myself.  These humans are so fatty and I’ve got to watch my diet.  But waste not want not, my mum used to say.  So let’s make the best of it!”

“Sure… you’re so right, so let’s dig in!”



Three Word Wednesday gives writers, poets and those who journal a mid-week jolt of creativity.
Each week, three words are selected; you create something with the words. Then come back and post a link to your contribution.
The idea is to create an online writers’ collective, where feedback is offered and received.
All rights to the contributions rest with the author.
This is a place to stretch your muse, test your dreams.
Get writing, you”

Absurd, adjective: (Of an idea or suggestion) wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate; (of a person or a person’s behavior or actions) foolish; unreasonable; (of an object or situation) arousing amusement or derision; ridiculous.

Groan, verb: Make a deep inarticulate sound in response to pain or despair; (of a thing) make a low creaking or moaning sound when pressure or weight is applied; noun: A deep, inarticulate sound made in pain or despair; a low creaking or moaning sound made by an object or device under pressure.

Weak, adjective: Lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; lacking physical strength and energy; lacking the force of character to hold to one’s own decisions, beliefs, or principles; irresolute; liable to break or give way under pressure; easily damaged; lacking intensity or brightness.

14 thoughts on “Three Word Wednesday – The Troll’s Complaint

    • Yes, I think we can. It was a first time for me as well. I don’t know where I got the trolls from. I think that was due to Charles who commented about the fairy tale series I’m writing..I told him that I dumped my characters in a world through a mirror but didn’t have a way back (yet) for them and he mentioned goblins, vulcanos and bad guys…anyway…trolls were on my mind.


  1. To my friend across the pond, I state with a groan and a gleam in my eye: “How absurd of you to ask me, a weak creator of words, to write.” 🙂

    Hope you are doing well! Enjoyed your story!


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