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The first time I saw her I feared the sea too much. She sailed the night, the moon hung for a lamp on her mast. I wait and watch the waves. Next time I will brave salt’s sting.

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

We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet: The first time I saw. . .

Here’s the catch: all of your 33 words must be one syllable each. We’re going low-brow on your this week. Or not. Can you class it up under these restrictions? Give us your best. (For a total of 38 words.)

I have been missing you, Trifecta. Now that the holidays are well behind us, I’m looking forward to all the words, in multiples of three or not.


This week the editors over at the Trifecta Writing Challenge gave us this timely assignment:

Michael Hess inspired us with his three word New Year’s resolution – just be nice. We’re asking for your own resolutions in just three words. Make it count; we’ll be checking back in come 2015.

My resolution for 2014:

Write every day.

It’s not about word counts, it’s not about perfection, it’s not even about finishing something I started. It’s about setting fingers to keys and banging away, getting the practice in, and putting one foot in front of the other in spite of the fog.

And so it remains for me to thank you, the Trifecta community, for inspiring me over the last year. Here’s to a wonder-filled 2014!


Let your knees melt and buckle. Let sorrow melt your heart. It is necessary to prepare the ground. Plant your memory as a seed and let it flourish in the light of love.

I am not a religious person, but I believe in the power of opening your heart to others when they need it. This is for a friend who is not yet an acquaintance, because I have a brother too.

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

You should write a creative response using the third definition of the given word. You must use the word in your response, and you must use it correctly. Your response can be no fewer than 33 and no more than 333 words. This week’s word is:

MELT (transitive verb)

1: to reduce from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat
2: to cause to disappear or disperse
3: to make tender or gentle : soften


By Pond’s Edge

You have always been content to let the minnows dazzle you with their bright glinting.  How myopic. Where you see fish, I see stars drifting across the deep inverted basin of the sky.

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

This weekend we’re asking you to add thirty of your own words to the following three words for a total of thirty-three: myopic, dazzle, basin.


A pale face leers, lighting your way from our door to hers. I watch and wish for clouds. Friend of lovers, friend of those who wander, the moon is no friend of mine.

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

We want you to choose a word and use it three times in your 33 words. However, it must be either a verb, noun or adjective and the form of the word cannot change, it must appear exactly the same three times.