Trifextra – “his mask should have tipped me off”

Posted: February 26, 2012 in Fiction
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I stumbled across this quickie writing challenge on Mr. Hotspur’s Wondrous World of Imagination and figured I’d give it a try. The challenge originated on trifecta’s blog which, apparently, is chock full of these things. Here’s the assignment.

For this weekend’s Trifextra Challenge, we are asking for a 33-word response to the picture below. Make what you will of it; there are no rules. Poetry, prose, comedy, drama–just give us 33 words, on the button. Have fun with it.

“New instant lottery game!” the guy yelled when he sprinted past and tossed this to me. But nothing happens when I scratch off. And why is someone banging on our door yelling, “Police!”?

  1. […] to Trask Avenue, Sandy, Hotspur and El Guapo I am compelled to do my own version of the Trifexta Challenge. My […]


  2. Trifecta says:

    Thanks for linking up to this weekend’s Trifecta Challenge. I’m glad you found us and participated. I love your response here. A scratch off–it’s genius. Hope to see you back again soon.


  3. H.E. ELLIS says:

    Who knew you could be so dark? Loved it.


  4. El Guapo says:

    Yeah, after reading this, I’m lucky I couldn’t fit my link in on the page.
    I definitely ain’t going to win against this.
    Good one, very clever!


  5. […] writing challenge on the Trifecta blog. Of course, By happenstance, I mean Edward Hotspur. John at Trask Avenue also met the challenge. This is the challenge as described by Trifecta. My poetic response is […]


  6. I think I know who the someone banging on the door is. My guess is the police, but not the musical group known for its synchronicity.


  7. barbara says:

    and why is someone banging on our door?

    LOL! This was fun – and welcome to the challenge.


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