Trifextra Wrighting Challenge #53: “DIALOGUE”


“Dialog?  What the hell kind of prompt is that?”

“For cryin’ out loud, Ethyl, it’s simple.  Write 33 words of a conversation.”

“But I want a picture, a definition.”

“You’re not getting one.”


The Trifecta Writing Challenge…  “For the weekend prompt we’re asking for exactly 33 words of dialogue.”

39 responses

  1. Love it! Very creative take on the prompt… I like that her name is “Ethel” too!

    1. Thanks, Libby… I like her name too.

  2. Aha! Following Ilionescu’s ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ tradition again again I see this week! -He was a Romanian playwright who shared similarities with this style you have…

    1. That’s high praise. I was in ‘The Killer’ long, long ago.

  3. So very real, good job. I like the way that you misspelled dialogue

    1. Ethel does not spell well…

  4. Hahaha…..marvelous!!!

    1. Oh, I wouldn’t go that far… thanks, Deana.

  5. At least the definition will be back on Monday (unless the Trifecta editors decide to mess with our heads!)

    1. Well, this is the Trifextra… I guess anything goes here.

  6. Very clever Ted! 😀

    1. Thanks, P… where you goin’ on the bike?

  7. Hehe.. The first line was my first thought too.. 🙂 Great dialogue.

    1. I don’t think we were alone. Ha!

  8. So original & clever -love the idea:-)

  9. Ha. That’s neat. 🙂

  10. Well it was harder than it looked. Nice idea.

    1. It is, thanks, Sandra.

  11. I nearly spit out my drink at that last line lmfao Awesome dialogue!

    1. Highest praise… Thanks, Draug.

  12. Gosh this was exactly the conversation I had in my head with me and myself when I saw the prompt! I need pictures too!!

  13. Big smile, lots of sympathetic chuckles

  14. Love it. When I first saw the prompt, I was like, “What the hell”, too. Easier than I thought, though!

  15. Very clever, Ted. Love your take on this weekend’s prompt.

  16. Hehe, the same conversation went through my head, actually – minus the Ethyl part 😉

  17. Original y breve diálogo.
    Feliz domingo.
    Un abrazo

  18. Ha! No, you’re not. I love this. I want to frame it.

    1. High praise indeed… Thank you.

  19. hehehe thanks so much for the chuckle! 🙂

  20. Well, I bet you had this response in your head as soon as you saw the prompt–am I right? 🙂

    1. Of course, you know you did, Sandra.

  21. *snicker* Very, very funny! 🙂

  22. Dear Ted,

    You are good.



    1. Mahalo, Doug… perhaps you should do the Trifectra…

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