A Side Quest

This week I have the honor of leading a small team of guest judges for the Trifecta Writing Challenge! This makes me happy on a number of levels. First of all, I get to work with some fantastic writers: Uneven Steven and Kate R. of Robbo Writes.

Steve has blown me away since the first time he posted on Trifecta. I wish I had half the gift for poetry that he does. Here are a couple of the first posts that grabbed my attention: Dinosaur and Absence. And here’s my latest favorite: Freak.

Kate has a talent for giving us a little slice-of-life-with-a-twist. To give you an idea of what I mean, check these out: Pie, Anyone?, Twins, The Perfect Couple. I mean, seriously – I never know how her posts are going to end.

But the main reason I wanted to participate as a guest judge was for the opportunity to give something back to the Trifecta editors and community. I discovered Trifecta in January of 2012, and from my very first entry found myself welcomed and encouraged at every turn. I’ve said it before: not writing is easy; writing is hard. Trifecta makes it easier, and I can’t be more grateful.

Here’s this week’s challenge. If you haven’t participated before, go ahead and give it a try. Anyone can write 33 words, no?

1a : a heavy usually tapering staff especially of wood wielded as a weapon
b : a stick or bat used to hit a ball in any of various games
c : something resembling a club
2a : a playing card marked with a stylized figure of a black clover
b : plural but sing or plural in constr : the suit comprising cards marked with clubs
3a : an association of persons for some common object usually jointly supported and meeting periodically; also : a group identified by some common characteristic <nations in the nuclear club>  
b : the meeting place of a club <lunch at the club>  
c : an association of persons participating in a plan by which they agree to make regular payments or purchases in order to secure some advantage  
d : nightclub  
e : an athletic association or team
4: club sandwich

Please remember:

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • If you know your post does not meet the requirements of the challenge, please leave your link in the comments section, not in the linkz.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone.  Please join us.

For more information, visit: www.trifectawritingchallenge.com

2 thoughts on “A Side Quest

  1. DonettaS says:

    That is awesome that you participated in the guest judging. It had to be hard to decide among such wonderful writers. I also love your reason because I’m not so new and not very old either to participating in the Trifecta Writing Challenges. Everyone has been wonderful that have visited my blog.


  2. tedstrutz says:

    Thanks for filling me in on the other two… you guys are to be commended for taking on this task. Another reason to like Trifecta… always trying new things! And yes, Trifecta makes writing easier… well maybe ‘starting’ to write something.


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