Posts Tagged ‘challenge’

For this weekend’s Trifextra challenge: Forty-three years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the first person to ever walk on the moon. In celebration of Moon Day we want you to write 33 words about someone who took a giant leap. It can mean whatever you’d like, just make sure you write exactly 33 words. (more…)

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. (more…)

This weekend’s challenge brought to you by the fine folks at Trifextra. Please give us a creative piece inspired by the photo below. You have two options for word count: you can either give us 33 words or 333 words. Please note: we are not asking for a post between 33 and 333 words. We are asking for a post that is exactly 33 words or exactly 333 words.

(photo courtsey of Trifecta)


At a glance the Moor does not seem all that daunting, although the distance straight to the top is difficult to gauge. Is it 200 feet? 500? 1,000? No, certainly not 1,000. That would be 100 stories, like climbing the Empire State Building. It is not that high, is it? Is that possible? Unlike a skyscraper it (more…)

This weekend’s Trifextra challenge: Take a scene which involves (or affects) at least three people. Write this scene from the point of view of three of the characters, using 33 words for each. (more…)

Ed. Note: In a dusty corner of the attic at Trask Avenue we stumbled upon a sheaf of papers wrapped tightly with twine. We were pleased to discover they were unpublished versions of popular fairy tales written by Ernest Hemingway. Based upon the age of the paper and the peculiarities of the typewriter font our forensic experts estimate these were written sometime in the late 1920’s, probably in the winter of 1928-1929, after Hemingway’s second son (Patrick) was born. (more…)

For this week’s Trifextra challenge, write a letter of apology in exactly 33 words. Addresses, salutations, closings, etc. (should you wish to include them) do not count in the 33 words. (more…)

This week’s Trifextra challenge is to write a piece between 33 and 333 words using the three words listed below. The words must each appear in the piece in the order given.

1 – cacophony
2 – soap
3 – insects (more…)

This weekend’s Trifextra challenge:  Write a horror story in 33 words, without the words blood, scream, died, death, knife, gun, or kill. (more…)

This weekend’s Trifextra challenge:  We are giving you the first 33 words of a story. You need to complete it with 33 of your own words.
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