Catharsis

In the end I fed his bones to the fire, down to the last tooth. And when the knock comes at my door, I will say truthfully: he has left me for good.


This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend Trifextra prompt, in which the editors asked us for a 33-word response that includes the word tooth, but is not a story about losing a tooth.

38 responses to “Catharsis

  1. Haha, nice!

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  2. gone indeed and like Dylan said the answer is Blowing in the wind.

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  3. Creepy and crafty! Nice one.

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  4. Excellent! Had to read it a few time to get my full creeped-out-ness going. I’m smiling huge.

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  5. Creepy. Something would never fade and she would have to deal with it throughout her life and that is her own conscience.

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  6. Ooh, so creepy. Love that opening line – and it just gets better from there!

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  7. That murderous over-achiever. Awesome.

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  8. Oh, now that’s creepy! Well done!

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  9. Ooo. I love this one. Let him burn. Thanks for linking up.

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  10. Very tightly-constructed passage. Murder and deniability, all in a short 33 words. Well done.

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  11. That’s putting a positive spin on things.

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  12. Wow, the coldness and lack of remorse is creepy. Interesting how she can justify the departure with an evasive truth. I wonder if it would pass the lie detector test?

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  13. To paraphrase Iron Man from the Avengers, she’s not wrong….

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  14. Always good to have a thread of truth to make the alibi believable :)) Nicely, darkly, done, Christine.

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  15. Loved this! Joining in this week for the first time!

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  16. Beautiful entry Christine, a well deserved Silver! I did read it before and liked it too, just forgot to comment 🙂

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    • Thank you! I admit, I’m still working my way through the Trifextra entries. I got through the first 30 or so before I had to go to bed last night… Hopefully I’ll get to the rest today.

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  17. What a perfectly wonderful morsel of story. Like eating a little square of fine chocolate–it’s dark, delicious, and the tiniest amount is completely fulfilling! Beautifully done.

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