Fences

Girl and Cow by Fence

I have seen her before, this child with the sun-kissed hair. She dips into grassy hollows. She draws in the dust.  I know nothing of children, but fences I understand, and loneliness.


This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge  weekend prompt:

Please give us a creative piece inspired by the photo.  You have two options for word count: you can either give us 33 words or 333 words. 

This weekend the entries are community-judged, so if you like mine, please visit Trifecta Writing Challenge and vote for “Fences” by Trudging Through Fog! You can vote for up to 3 entries – I encourage you to read the rest! Judging opens at 5pm Pacific (8pm Eastern), and stays open for 12 hours only.

Photo courtesy of  Trifecta Writing Challenge.

12 responses to “Fences

  1. This is just gorgeous. I am officially a fan.

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  2. Thank you so much for linking up to Trifextra this weekend. The challenge this weekend will be judged by the community. So please come back to the Trifecta home page and click the stars next to the three posts you most enjoyed. You only have until Monday at 8 am EST, so hurry!

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  3. this was a great response to the prompt. I saw that too.

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  4. This was wonderful and bittersweet – an excellent response to the challenge.

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  5. lovely, absolutely.

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  6. Fantastic write!

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  7. I really enjoyed this one. . . I love the abrupt turn from describing how familiar the child is to the realization that it is the child’s situation that is familiar, not the child herself. Also, kudos for taking the story in a direction not directly implied by the photo; very imaginative.

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  8. This is beautiful. I really like that last line.

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  9. That last line is the string around the brown-paper package.

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  10. That’s lovely. Congrats on the win!

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  11. congratulations on the win, well-deserved!

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  12. Congratulations. This is lovely. 🙂

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