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:


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.

I would fly like time

I cannot fly.  If I could, I would fly like time.

I would spread my wings and swiftly arrive in a far away land.

Far away from timelines and social conventions.  Far away from expectations and demands.

I would land in my own paradise, cocooned in the warmth of the sun and the breeze of the sea.

I would sit quietly and sip cool milk from coconuts.

I would listen to the gentle sounds of nature wash away the clamour in my head.



The word for Trifecta: Week Eighty Five challenge is the third definition of the verb FLY.

3a : to move, pass, or spread quickly
b : to be moved with sudden extreme emotion
c : to seem to pass quickly

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The best place in the world

Childhood, coming of age

Love, family, family dog

Long sandy beach

Dark blue sea, burning sun

Slow walks, pinewoods, picnics

Memories of a month every summer

In my favourite place in the world


Trifextra: Week Seventy-Two

This weekend Trifextra is asking you to describe summer in your own words. Thirty-three of them exactly, of course.