Trifecta Week 114: FunPoem – Trifecta

You may not know, but Trifecta is closing down.  Alas…sad but true.  Next week will be the very last post.  I’m sure we’ll all miss this great weekly prompt.

Trifecta – Fun Poem

I wonder how I’ll satisfy
my weekly Triecta fix
the precision in my decisions
of words to use just so
exactly 33
or no more than 333

The perfect number
Three … no more

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This week’s challenge:

SATISFY (transitive verb)

3a : to make happy : please
b : to gratify to the full : appease

• Your response must be exactly 33 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.

Trifecta 33 Word Challenge – Week 113

Trifecta Challenge

Oh Dolittle ditty do
No, I’m not talking to you
Don’t try to worm the story from me
I’ve kept it quiet since 1963
The secret’s always been safe
That’s why I’m free!

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Now on to the weekly challenge. Remember, we’re now looking for exactly 33 words.

Good luck and happy writing!

WORM (transitive verb)

1a : to proceed or make (one’s way) insidiously or deviously
b : to insinuate or introduce (oneself) by devious or subtle means
c : to cause to move or proceed in or as if in the manner of a worm
2 : to wind rope or yarn spirally round and between the strands of (a cable or rope) before serving
3 : to obtain or extract by artful or insidious questioning or by pleading, asking, or persuading —usually used with out of

Just a Note – February 10, 2014

Hello World!

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I know, I haven’t been writing my Just a Note lately…actually I haven’t been doing a lot of my regular posts…I’m a little blue I think….

Here is sunny Italy we’ve been having a bit of wet weather…two weeks of wet weather in fact and that has more or less kept me at home.  I’d usually go walking rain or shine, but I’ve had a bit of bad weather myself and so it has been the better part of wisdom not to go out.  My muse hasn’t been happy with this decision.

I’ve been doing a lot of prompts to keep the juices flowing.  Last week I wrote for Trifecta, Speakeasy, dVerse, Friday Fictioneers, Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Ligo Haibun, Poet’s CornerHaibun Thinking and Sunday Photo Fiction.  Think I’ve got them all down, might have missed someone, I’m not sure.  The links will take you directly to the prompt sites.

Reading other people’s blogs has really become a mess, as I was saying to Charles Yallowitz yesterday.  I’m trying to try with the daily digests…at least the posts are all together and it’s easier to follow them.  The reader is the pits lately.  I often  have the problem of having the same post about 20 or more times and nothing else.  Of course, doing the prompts, one should also read the posts of fellow participants.  That can be rather interesting actually as many posts from Blogger which I wouldn’t normally read.

I think that I’ve got the Mid-Winter Blues..probably a little left over energy depletion due to the flu I had and the vitamin and mineral deficiency that my doctor discovered.  I’ve also got a thyroid problem…which we’re working on.

Besides all that, many of the people I’ve been blogging with over the last few months have gone awol.  Poof all of a sudden they’re just not around to read.  I’ve found this pretty depressing.  Of course, I suppose one has to get used to that sort of thing.  There have been many over the last year who have been really prolific and there was a nice feeling and then they just stopped writing.  Maybe they opened a blog somewhere else.  Maybe they just got bored with writing.  Or just simply moved on… Who knows.

Anyway.  I’m hoping to get my act together and start writing again on the 13th Floor.  I haven’t been doing the Pixelventures’ Close-up, which I think I’ll have to rethink before retaking that one up.  I’m happy to say that I do try write for Poet’s Corner at least once a week.  Perhaps I’ll just choose a couple of prompts to write for, it may be less dispersive.

As I was saying to Oliana from Traces of Soul, whilst talking about her fantastic post,  I think I too need a project.  Maybe a series of children stories and poetry.  I should perhaps start deciding to collect my work from last year in some sort of an anthology,  see if I can’t come up with a pamphlet or two of poetry…one for the Japanese poetry, one for the other genre.

Well…that’s more or less all I’ve got to say this week.  Bless you all and have a good time.

Ciao!  Bastet.

Trifecta: Week 111

Nonsense Poem

Manipulate

Manipulate the images that we see
upon this uncommon frail and frothy sea…
So’s we’ll see the waves go down calm
during story nights ‘til the tawny dawn…
Watch white frilly boats come into port
and observe silly old gulls as they cavort
Then we’ll play and gyrate in the waves
as we listen to the public’s sweeping raves!

Manipulate the cards that we hold
so’s then we‘ll do just as we’re told
Pretending to see an ace and a deuce
we’ll go and drink our red cranberry juice
Watching the silly show upon the telly
we’ll snack off bread and black apple jelly
Imagine what their surprise will be
when we visit the orange suited nobility!

Manipulate the passport of the royal seal
so’s he can travel with great appeal
Upon the orient express to Siberia
with his good friend Marcus of Liberia
No murders will there be I’m really sure
unless there’s a dark and dastardly cur
Oh dear it’s not the orient express at all
So we’ll need another train for this long haul!

Oh my!
Don’t suppose you can manipulate that
Oh drat!

Word Count: 186

MANIPULATE (transitive verb)

1: to treat or operate with or as if with the hands or by mechanical means especially in a skillful manner
2a : to manage or utilize skillfully
b : to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one’s own advantage
3: to change by artful or unfair means so as to serve one’s purpose : to doctor

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.
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The First Time I Saw- Trifecta Challenge 100

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The first time I saw,
Your eyes…
There was the void she’d left;
That dark cloud of grief,
Told me your Sun,
Now set,
Would ne’er rise at dawn.
Your smile…
Like a dead moon
Gives no light.

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This is dedicated to a dear friend, who lost his wife some months ago and has since slowly gone down-hill in his grief, from one of the happiest men I’d ever met, he has withered to the shadow of who he was.

Written for Trifecta:  Trifextra100 Challenge:

“This week’s Trifextra challenge. This week we are asking you to count syllables. And words. It’s a lot of math for those of us who might be more accustomed to dealing with words, but we’re confident you can pull it off.

We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet:

The first time I saw. . .

Here’s the catch: all of your 33 words must be one syllable each. We’re going low-brow on your this week. Or not. Can you class it up under these restrictions? Give us your best.

To clarify, we are giving you 5 words. We want another 33 from you, for a grand total of 38.”

Trifecta: Week 108 – Haibun – Season’s Greetings

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Haibun

Season’s Greetings

Walking alone in the woods, Jack came upon an elderly gentleman sitting on a stone.

“Are you ok?” Jack asked concerned.  It had just begun to snow.
“Oh yes, everything is just fine today.” The old man replied.
“Father, do you need a hand to get back to the village.”
“No, my home is just around the bend.”

Jack was perplexed.  He knew those woods very well and there were no houses; around the bend or anywhere else.

“Do you want me to accompany you?”
“No, I was just waiting for a friend.”
“But soon it will be dark and the snow is beginning to come down rather thick…”
“Now don’t you worry, my friend will take care of me.”

A great white stag walked majestically down the path going directly towards the two men.

“Father, are you ready for our voyage?” said the stag.
“Aye, been waiting for you!”

The old man touched Jack’s arm and he felt a wonderful warm glow travel throughout his body.

“Have a serene Yule-tide.”

Jack awoke in his bed, warm under his down quilt and smiled.
It was Christmas Eve morn and the snow lay high outside his window.

dark cold winter’s day
first snow of the new season
feasting begins

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Free Verse: To Melt – a Trifecta Challenge!

The trifecta challenge this week is the third definition of the transitive verb to melt:

MELT (transitive verb)

1
: to reduce from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat
2
: to cause to disappear or disperse
3
: to make tender or gentle : soften Continue reading

Just a Note: December 9, 2013

Hello World!

Well…there isn’t much to say this morning.  The weather, here in my valley has been cold but sun shiny so nothing to complain about!  Looking at the news I’ve seen that the United States and part of Europe are frozen in with terrible snow storms…so I  I’ll just be thankful my cold sunny valley and won’t even complain when the rain starts again.

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Trifecta: Week 106

Trifecta: Week 106

Limerick

The man from Cush

There once was a man from near Cush
who fell lightly upon his great tush
he’d been out a drinkin
so no surprise he kept sinkin
then he hid out behind a great bush.

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Free Verse

Tushes

A man with a great meaty tush
is not what one would call a great catch
unless of course it implies
he has a large bank account hidden by.

A woman with a great meaty tush
was a beauty of another age
when florid forms were all the rage
as we’ve seen in paintings of yore.

Tushes are an interesting gauge
of how people spend all their days
if they sit and work without walking
then maybe they tend to be flat.

Ok…I’ve done some sillyness for this prompt!  Have a great week.

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This week’s word prompt is the third definition of tush:  3. buttocks (slang)
• 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.