I’ll level with you: I’m crushed. It wasn’t about stats, it was about stories. Now, I won challenges – no false modesty – but more: I won you over. It’ll be different, won’t it, now?
This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge Trifextra prompt, and the news shared today by the Trifecta crew:
After 2 1/2 amazing years of Trifecting, we are announcing that at the end of this month, Trifecta will be officially closing its doors.
And here’s the prompt:
So, Trifectans, let’s make these last weeks the best ever. Go for it. Jump out of your comfort zones, run wild. Like a bird of paradise, strut your most funky and colourful stuff. Just don’t forget to pay attention to the prompt! Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era? This week’s challenge: You’ve got exactly 33 words and one of them must be a palindrome.
Don’t worry – I’m not all bitter. 🙂 This was just my Monday morning, undercaffeinated gut reaction. Expect many laudatory offerings over the next couple of weeks! xoxo
Edited to add:
I posted this over on the Trifecta site. Figured I’d say it here too.
I hardly even know where to start. I mean, the editors know how much I love this place. And I’ve probably annoyed more than a few people with my overenthusiastic cheerleading. Seriously: it’s the first place I go on Monday mornings. But I do understand, a little, what kind of time and energy it takes to keep a site like this running. And the way Trifecta has grown over the last few months! It boggles the mind, that they could keep up for so long. So many, many thanks to Lisa and Joules for their hard work and the hundreds of hours of pure pleasure – both in reading and in writing – that they’ve given us.
Like many others, I came for the challenges and stayed for the community. OK, and the challenges too. But there really is something special about the folks who hang out around here. I’d love the opportunity to keep in touch, keep conversing, keep reading. I’d like to know about some of your other favorite prompt and writing sites (and share a few of my own). I want to follow you all on Twitter (@hanolsy) and run into you on Goodreads (trudgingthroughfog – though I’m woefully inactive over there).
Also, I’d love the chance to do a Trifecta retrospective, where folks could link to their favorite (of their own) Trifecta/Trifextra entry. Maybe it placed in the top three. Maybe it didn’t, but you’re particularly proud of it. Maybe it was something that took you out of your comfort zone, or something that really resonated with your readers, fellow Trifectans included. Maybe it’s something you wish more people had read. I’m no linky expert, but Editors, do you think we could make room for something like that? No judging, no competition, just a flat-out sharing of what Trifectans have done. I’d love to see that.