Sunday, 4 March 2012

Musings - Trifecta Writing Challenge (The phone rang at 4am...)

This weekend, my second for participation, the Trifecta Writing Challenge has asked for a response with a limit of 33 words. Having the word restriction is absolutely amazing, even after only two weeks I feel like a am training my brain to think again, to love words again.

The challenge set on Friday was to complete the following story in only 33 words... The phone rang at 4am.

Here is my completed, toiled, response...

The phone rang at 4am.

A shrill, repetitive, definitive trial.

Freedom, held, suspended on a thread; love on a whisper. I witnessed indecision, comprehended inner conflict; pleaded, silently, for clemency.

Three words, hope soared unencumbered.

“I lost her.”


Why not join in yourselves if you feel like a challenge is just what you need... :) xx


  1. Thanks so much for linking up to Trifextra. Remember, this weekend’s entries are being judged by the Trifecta community, so make sure you visit the site at the close of the challenge to vote. Our linking service will not allow you to vote for a link from the same computer where it was submitted, so plan ahead! Voting closes 12 hours after the close of the challenge. Winners will be announced with the Monday post. Hope to see you back then.

  2. I really like the idea of a ringing phone being a repetitive trial. There's so many ways to use this. Very cool concept.
    Came from the Trifextra linkup.

  3. The idea of "I lost her" freeing up hope suggests a clandestine relationship that may suddenly become legitimate.

  4. Interesting. Especially how my stomach dropped at the "I lost her" until I got to "soared". Nice.


Go on... say it. :) xx

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