Friday, 9 March 2012

Musings - Trifecta Writing Challenge (EXCLAMATION!)

Trifecta have given we writers an exciting challenge this weekend!

You can find out more on their website http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ but let me tell you what it is...

"This weekend's challenge is to give us a story or snippet of a story which includes, in exactly 33 words, a justified exclamation point.  Make us believe that your exclamation point simply needs to be in your story."

I found it quite difficult. I use exclamation marks all the time, in my blog / texts, but never in a formal setting, and I know for a fact that very few of them would ever be classed as justified.

So I pondered, taking in to account my burgeoning characters and this is what I decided up on...

I took aim; string taut and arrow poised.

Hands steady; no tremor, no hesitation.

Pupils dilated; no blink stirred my amber lashes.

I released; whoosh, crack.

Wood splintered; relief, I still had it!

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So, what do you think? Justified? :) xx

7 comments:

  1. Intense imagery. A exclamation worthy boast.

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  2. As one who was once good at archery but hasn't picked up a bow in DECADES, yes, I think you got it! Though in real life, my experience would have gone beyond 33 words and ended with, "Damn! My forearm stings!"

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  3. Nice one there cupid. smiles

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  4. Justified for sure. There's nothing like a sense of accomplishment.

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  5. agreeing with Gal - it has been decades since I have shot a bow and yet, I can still feel the sting. :)

    Nicely done.

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  6. Yep, I think it was justified. There's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you've still got it...

    Thanks for linking up and I hope you'll join us for the weekday challenge.

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Go on... say it. :) xx

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