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Trifextra: Week Eighty-Seven… LET’S DANCE!

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With apologies to Antonio Canova…

LET’S DANCE!…In 33 Words

“The Charites will be here any minute. Where the hell’s Pan.”

“That slacker! You know I don’t trust him.”

“He blows the best pipes in town, you know Aphrodite’s girls like to dance.”

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Picture11-1  Here are this week’s Trifextra Instructions…  This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words about a famous trio. The trio could be from literature, from history or from pop culture. Just make it yours and have fun with it. Good luck! – See more at:  The Trifecta Writing Challenge

Friday Fictioneers: JUST THRUMMING ALONG…

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JUST THRUMMING ALONG… A Drabble for FriFic

“Hi, guess what, Cheryl?”

“What now, Ethel?”

“I’m in a band!”

“Wait till I stop laughing. You, in a band? You are not musical, Ethel, never have been.”

“Well, I am now. It’s a jug band and I’m ‘The Hamboner’.”

“Listen to yourself, Ethel. ‘Jug band’!” And what the hell is a hamboner?”

“I’m the percussionist, and Willie invited me. He’s letting me use his Frottoir.”

“I’m afraid to ask. ”

“It’s a washboard, Cheryl! And we’re playing at Lottie’s.”

“That dump! With the hand jive guy? Now I know what a jug band is, thank God they serve alcohol. ”

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Bodie Miller's Washboard... this talented musician is usually found behind a guitar, but is known to do some 'thrumming'.  I took this photo last year at a music festival.  I'd never seen one close up.

Bodie Miller’s Washboard… this talented musician is usually found behind a guitar, but is known to do some ‘thrumming’. I took this photo last year at a music festival. I’d never seen one close up.

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I like photos like this one by  John Nixon for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt.  Look at the photo… find inspiration… write a 100 word story.

Here’s who wrote one this week…

I went past the obvious, into the store to see what I could find to interest me… Washboards… Bingo… I remembered Bodie’s.  A staple of Zydeco music, the first washboard or rubboard… called the Frottoir in Cajun French… was made by Mister Willie Landry in 1946.  Hand Jive is also a popular folk music talent…. you all remember ‘Willie and the Hand Jive’!

 Ethel is a little more adventurous than Cheryl and I think she would try something like this.  Cheryl got drunk and went home with Willie.

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Five… JEALOUSY

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JEALOUSY… In 33 Words

O Draug, you have done it again!
Dashed off another first place piece of writing.
The words spill effortlessly from your pen once again.
O Draug, you are starting to piss me off!

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A Note to My Readers (Trifectians need no explanation):

One of the first works I read when I came to The Trifecta Writing Challenge was by Draug.  After reading thousands of great writings by my fellow Trifectians and occasionally one by myself, it is still my favorite… Blast Off … have a read and see for yourself.  But back to this post… each challenge, the first entry I read is always Draug’s.  She is an excellent writer who continually trounces the opposition (us) in the writing challenges.  I had no idea what to write this time, I always thought Apostrophe was just a punctuation mark, but when I read Draug’s piece… No, the Other Apostrophe … I knew what I would write.  Yes, my entry would be using an Apostrophe Fueled by Jealousy… for her story this week takes a place next to Blast Off.  

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Here is this week’s Trifextra Challenge, and to see more fine 33 word stories… Click the Trike!    This week we are taking you, once again, back to school for a lesson in literary devices. Remember the apostrophe?  About.com defines apostrophe as, “A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding.”  Give us your best 33-work example of an apostrophe.

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Incidentally, for those Ethel and Cheryl fans out there… They made a guest appearance at Friday Fictioneers last week…  Friday Fictioneers: GAME TIME … in case you would like to pay them a visit.

Friday Fictioneers: PSILOCYBIN FOR DISASTER!

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PSILOCYBIN FOR DISASTER!… A Drabble for FriFic

“I thought they were giraffes at first. Standing tall in the distance, necks stretched to the sky. It’s hard to see, you see, everything is hazy. It started fast and now everything aswirl and constantly changing. No!!! It’s spiders! I don’t like spiders, I know there are spiders on the wall, but I can’t see the wall. A lot of them! Wait, maybe they are monkeys. I know there are spider monkeys. No that’s silly, they’re big spiders. Hold me. Make them go away.”

It’s not a good idea to take psychedelic mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms or shrooms.

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Well they call it Flash fiction, and that was my Flash.  An interesting look at ‘Our Lady’ by  Jan Wayne Fields , be sure to check out his blog.   Thanks again to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for calling the writers together for another edition of Friday Fictioneers.

More Stories Here ☞ ☞ ☞   

Friday Fictioneers: GAME TIME…

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GAME TIME… a Drabble for FriFic

“Okay, I’ll take the iron.”

“Wait a minute, Ethel! I’m the iron.  You know I’m always the iron!”

“That’s why I’m going to be the iron, Cheryl.  I’m sick and tired of you being so bossy,  I’m going to be the iron today.”

“Oh please.  My game, I get to choose, and I choose the iron.  You can be the car.  The iron is my good luck charm, that’s why I always win.”

“Oh for God’s sake, you don’t always win!  You know what?  I’m going to go get the candlestick or maybe the rope, we’ll see how you do then.”

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My triumphant return to Friday Fictioneers features my favorite game piece… Flat Iron- Monopoly piece..

Great photo choice, Rochelle (her own this time).   I love looking at shadow boxes and the memories they contain.  To see more stories based on this week’s photo prompt… Click on FriFic.

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Four… YOU HAVE TO BE READY…

Something happened when I first posted this story… here it is again… thanks for reading TedBook.

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YOU HAVE TO BE READY...

YOU HAVE TO BE READY… in 33 Words

His life had reached the end of its tether.
He decided it was time.
One final sip of Crown Royal,
Loft the bottle high into the air.
Watch it break.
Reclaim his life.

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Hopefully this is the first in a long string of stories.  It’s been a while.  This has been a busy Summer and I’ve missed writing and the blogging community of writers at Trifecta and Friday Fictioneers.

This is the instruction the Trifecta writers were given for this weeks Trifextra:

 “This weekend we’re asking for 30 of your own words plus the three following words for a total of 33 words.”  

                            Tether ~ Loft ~ Crown

To learn more about Trifecta and read the Trifextra stories, click on the Trike!

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Trifextra: Week Eighty-Four… YOU HAVE TO BE READY…

YOU HAVE TO BE READY...

YOU HAVE TO BE READY… in 33 Words

His life had reached the end of its tether.
He decided it was time.
One final sip of Crown Royal,
Loft the bottle high into the air.
Watch it break.
Reclaim his life.

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Hopefully this is the first in a long string of stories.  It’s been a while.  This has been a busy Summer and I’ve missed writing and the blogging community of writers at Trifecta and Friday Fictioneers.

This is the instruction the Trifecta writers were given for this weeks Trifextra:

 “This weekend we’re asking for 30 of your own words plus the three following words for a total of 33 words.”  

                            Tether ~ Loft ~ Crown

To learn more about Trifecta and read the Trifextra stories, click on the Trike!

IT’S A WILD READ!

Daily Pics is Back! TedBook to follow soon!

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IT'S A WILD READ!

Caught this fellow reading Mary Ellen Courtney’s latest book, WILD NIGHTS! She is currently writing a sequel… I begged her to put me in it, but she said no.

Click the pic to see reviews of this ☆☆☆☆☆ Read and for a link to buy…

Guest Photographer… Michel Goddard

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