Early morning

early morning

boisterous bird songs punctuate

the humming traffic


This weekend’s prompt comes from Hello, Cheney, whose lapse in memory was a happy accident for us. This weekend we’re asking you to harken back to your grade school days and write a haiku. No word restrictions, just stick to the structure as defined below.

HAIKU (noun)

: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively

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Quiet Reflections


Snow fights

Roaring fires and mulled wine



Barren paths

Buds and chirping birds


Radiant green hues

Light and shadows


Explosion of colour

Quiet reflections

Anticipation of snow


One year in one image


This was written for this weekend’s Trifextra challenge.

This weekend’s prompt is to write 33 words exactly inspired by the following photo project by Eirik Solheim. Each slice of the photo compilation is a different day of the year, taken from the same location. – See more at:

Weekly Writing Challenge: I Remember

I remember the trauma of losing my milk teeth.  When the first one became loose my parents checked it regularly to see when it was ready to be pulled.  When they deemed it ready, dad pulled it out.  That was a very traumatic experience and after it I refused to let him touch my teeth.

My parents seemed to have a strong fear of me swallowing a tooth in my sleep and kept insisting on checking them.

Eventually we reached a compromise – a string would be attached around the tooth and then to a door handle – dad would pull the door and with that the tooth would come out.  How that was different from my dad pulling it with his fingers I don’t know but somehow in my mind, it was better and that is how most of my teeth were pulled out.



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* This memory was triggered by this weekend’s Trifextra prompt which was the word tooth.


The remains of Adam M, who disappeared in the desert over 10 years ago, have been identified.  Hikers stated they were drawn to the location by a gold tooth glistening in the sun.

photo credit: sandy.redding via photopin cc

photo credit: sandy.redding via photopin cc


Trifextra: Week Eighty

Full disclosure: we’re going a bit weird on you with this weekend’s short prompt. Trifecta editor Lisa has a son who just lost his first tooth. In honor of such a creepy event, we want you to write a 33-word response that uses the word tooth. Your response can use any definition of the word but cannot tell the story of someone losing a tooth. (Because we just told that story, and it was pretty boring the first time.) Click on the logo below to see more.