Opacity

We are but

Shadows… stretched, morphed, sometimes undisclosed

Contrails… temporary traces left imprinted upon this world

Cast to

Extend ourselves… cross over, connect, integrate, reshape

Reflect… all we are and never truly were

[ changó ] / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

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Written this weekend for the Trifecta community challenge photo prompt:

This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words inspired by the following photo.
– See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.ck6PZcxI.dpuf

Why is Brown such a Loathsome Color?

Brown. The color of my loafers

Crunching across crisp, fallen leaves.

I kick them around, a frown on my face

As I reminisce on the tone of his summer skin –

No longer warm.

Image located at URL: https://humantriumphant.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/73ef6-cimg2899.jpg

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33 words for the Trifextra weekend challenge (that goes as follows):

give us a thirty-three word piece that has a color in it.  Use the color to describe anything you like, or use anything you like to describe your color, but keep it creative and keep it short. – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.n07NGmCN.dpuf

March-ing in Like a Lion

I saw a mountain lion once at the zoo.

I roared at it through the fence.

It just looked at me and mewed like a kitten.

March didn’t come in like this lion.

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For the weekend challenge we’re asking for exactly thirty-three words written in first person narrative.

Remember the weekend challenge is also community-judged.

  • For the 12 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links.
  • In order to vote, return to this post where stars will appear next to each link.  To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone.
  • You have 12 hours to vote.  It’s not much time, so be diligent!

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Related Articles:

Groundhog Apocalypse (humanTriumphant.wordpress.com)

Lionesses (http://pacificnorthwesttravelerdotcom.wordpress.com)

Blinded by the Light

“Get this blasted thing out! It burns!”

“Well…she did say you were darkness, and the light would blind you.”

“You’d be blinded too, Lucifer, if you had a crucifix shoved in your eye!”

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My Dark Side :)

Here’s proof that I do, indeed, have a “dark side.” 🙂 LOL

Wonderful weekend wishes to all! -jody

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 For Trifecta’s weekend Trifextra challenge, they asked for 33 words of dialogue.

I decided to wait until Sunday to post, but if you want to give it a shot, there may still be a few hours left. Just follow either the trike link or the text link I’ve created above. Happy Dialoguing!  -jody

Trifextra: Week Fifty-one Weekend Writing Challenge

Photo credit: ZeroOne / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

Photo credit: ZeroOne / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

I, the birdbrain emperor of this city, sit perched upon my throne.

I periodically visit the masses, cooing at their seedy offerings.

Yet I am a benevolent ruler, leaving my own gifts behind.

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The weekend Trifecta Writing Challenge, Trifextra, asked me to choose 1 of 3 images provided on the Trifecta blog site and give a 33-word response to it. This week is community-judged.

So be sure to follow the trike link to vote (or to enter your own piece). No, there aren’t any prizes. It’s all in good fun – and great exercise for the birdbrained (like me!) or beyond…

The Chastised Idle-ized

What be dat foolishness I hear tell comin’ outta’ yor mouth, child?!

Idle hands be dat ol’ devil’s work?! Dat what I hear you say?!

Whoo-whee. Why, no sir-ree. Can’t say dat strikes me as havin’ one tee-ninecy ounce o’ truth to it. Tweren’t dem dere hands who be decidin’ dat dey would or dey would not do dat ol’ work today – or what dey should or dey should not be a’doin’ instead.

Nuh-uh. Now don’t you go a’foolin’ yoself ‘bout dat, young sir – or tryin’ ta’ fool anybody else dat’ll listen, fo dat matter. ‘Specially not me! Ya’ hear? Somebody’s been a’fillin’ yor head full o’ some grand-i-ose nonsense, dey have. And, let me tell you sumptin’ else. I can smell it from here, I can.

Now just when did yorn feet ever once tell yorn head where dey was a’goin’ to take it? And on which occasion did dat well-educated mouth o’ yorn decide ta’ speak fo itself dat it didn’t get yor breeches a good heatin’ up?

Why, Laud, have mercy, no! Child, don’t you know dat be why de Good Laud, hisself, be a’givin’ you dat mind fo you ta’ be a’usin’ fo yoself? Why, dat way, dat ol’ devil – den, he can’t be a’usin’ it fo you!

So don’t you be a’goin’ and blamin’ dem dere poor ol’ hands o’ yorns, ya’ hear? Dat’s right. ‘Cause I tell ya’, sir – dem dere hands…dey be downright in-no-cent!

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Throwing this one in the Cajun-ized pot this week and letting the spices simmer just an itty-bitty-bit to serve up for the Trifecta Week Sixty Writing Challenge. Be sure to follow the trike link to vote (or to enter your own piece). No, there aren’t any prizes. It’s all in good fun – and great exercise for the brain…so it won’t become this week’s word…

IDLE
1: lacking worth or basis : vain <idle chatter> <idle pleasure>
2: not occupied or employed: as
a : having no employment : inactive <idle workers>
b : not turned to normal or appropriate use <idle farmland>
c : not scheduled to compete <the team will be idle tomorrow>
3: a : shiftless, lazyb : having no evident lawful means of support

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.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone.  Please join us.

This week’s challenge is community-judged.

  • For the 12 hours following the close of the challenge, voting will be enabled on links.
  • In order to vote, return to this post where stars will appear next to each link.  To vote, simply click the star that corresponds with your favorite post.
  • You can vote for your top three favorite posts.
  • Voting is open to everyone. Encourage your friends to vote for you, if you wish, but please don’t tell them to vote on a number.  The numbering of the posts changes regularly, as authors have the ability to delete their own links at any time.
  • You have 12 hours to vote.  It’s not much time, so be diligent! We’ll send out reminders on Twitter and Facebook.
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Waging War for More New Beginnings

This Weekend’s Trifextra Writing Challenge:

Week Fifty: This weekend we’re asking for 33 words about a new beginning.

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One, two, three – five years came,

Combatant, her own life reconstructed.

Official duty served, clearance papers signed.

Still, this woman wages war, bearing arms – –

For sisters’ battles, more lives refusing to be destructed.

SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE ST. LOUIS

The Beauty of an Unfair Life

jodyism_12_life_fairness

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Trifecta’s weekly writing prompt comes from a place many of us associate with the beginning of a new year.
INTENTION (noun)

1: a determination to act in a certain way : resolve
2: import, significance
3a : what one intends to do or bring about
b : the object for which a prayer, mass, or pious act is offered

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.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone!!  Please join us.

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Punctuating that Christmas Has Gone – Wrong

Mistletoe and holly wreath hanging
out with my family I am avoiding
singing fa-la-las today so loudly
Santa himself could hear me swearing
my heart has taken a good beating
all year long-
-ing

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I’m participating in Trifecta’s Trifextra Challenge for this weekend:

“This weekend we want you to give us a pithy summary of your feelings about the holidays.  Your response does not need to be cynical or sarcastic.  We welcome all thoughts and feelings about this time of year–so long as you express those thoughts and feelings in 33 words.”

You can check out others’ entries or submit your own at:

Trifextra: Week Forty-Seven

I decided I’d make my response interactive & allow YOU, dear reader, to decide exactly where YOU would like to insert YOUR own expressions of meaning into my holiday mix. Dig in with your personal plate of pithiness…

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Do you have any “Christmas Gone Wrong” stories to share? 

If so, please feel free to comment or leave a ping-back so others may hear them!