Was a Time

We lived on cheap flights of fancy and cheaper mugs of wine, educations stashed in plastic crates. Now the wines are finer, the books on shelves, and flights are expensive and so far.

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

This weekend we are giving you three variations on a prompt.  We need you to give us 33 words back, and 2 of those words must be either “cheap flights,” “sandwiched in” or “spectacularly clean.”  This weekend, your piece must also be non-fiction (poetry or prose).  And yes, we reserve the right to call your mothers and former lovers to ask for verification on your tales.

This weekend’s challenge, being a Trifextra evenly divisible by three, will be judged by the community.  Please be sure to visit the Trifecta Writing Challenge site on Sunday to vote for  your favorite three posts (or up to three posts). Voting starts at 7pm Eastern (4pm Pacific).

12 thoughts on “Was a Time

  1. Sandra says:

    So, so true and relatable! I remember the days where I’d fly cheap with 2 or 3 layovers. I would like to think I’ve earned my place in expensive, direct flights now. 🙂


  2. Cobbie's World says:

    Wonderful job capturing the transition from the “just-out-in-the-world for the first time” days of our youth, to the days of world-weary adulthood. I definitely had a milk crate fashion sense for a few years there. Excellent work!


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