Trifextra – “The Grapes of Wrath” (in 33 words)

Posted: June 22, 2012 in Fiction
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This weekend’s Trifextra challenge: retelling.  Retell your favorite book in 33 words. I’ll give “The Grapes of Wrath” a shot. Deepest apologies in advance to John Steinbeck.
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Drought and bankers drive us off the hard land to the California promise. But it’s another lie propelled by greed and inhumanity. A hungry soul fears nothing. Fight back, brothers. I’ll be there.

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  1. sparklebumps says:

    Grapes of Wrath are really just raisins…
    It IS a good book though.

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  2. rashmenon says:

    ‘A hungry soul fears nothing. Fight back, brothers. I’ll be there’- ah, beautiful.

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  3. jannatwrites says:

    Your entry was great! It’s been so many years since I read this, I’d forgotten about it. This makes me want to read it again.

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  4. Libby says:

    This was really good because you got the summary and some of the feel and tone of the book too – within 33 words 🙂

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  5. trifectawriting says:

    Thanks for linking up with Trifextra. I loved your apology in advance. Who knows? He may have loved it. I think you’ve done a great job with the prompt. It’s more than just a summary; it’s got style. Hard to pull off in just 33 words.

    Hope you’ll come back on Monday for our 33rd Challenge Celebration.

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  6. Oh, yes!! One of my absolute favorites! Well done!

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  7. I liked your version though from the title I was hoping to hear more about the angry grapes.

    Great job on the challenge!

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  8. surroundedbyimbeciles says:

    You should try War and Peace.

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  9. Bruce Miller says:

    Wait, wait, in the movie doesn’t it end sort of happily at the Federal Camp – “They can’t wipe us out; they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever, Pa, ’cause we’re the people.” or maybe that’s just when I fell asleep as a kid watching on our big old Black and White Zenith TV? I always think of that camp helper saying “you’re welcome here”, it was like the promised land. Are you telling me that unhappiness continues after that? Well Heck!

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  10. kayjai says:

    Not bad…how about Catcher in the Rye next? Hmmm???

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