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



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.


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

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21 responses

  1. Very smart use of the words, especially Crown.. I could have never thought of using it as a proper noun.
    Clever 🙂

    I loved the drama, intensity and twist, also the positive ending – you have returned refreshed! 🙂

  2. Scriptor Obscura | Reply

    At the beginning of the piece I thought he was going to kill himself, I thought he’d decided to commit suicide, but then the piece progressed…Nice. And then I saw the tags and saw what it was really about. I agree, really good use of the word crown.

  3. Hi Ted, How goes it?

  4. Love this story of change and hope. As Parul says, I’d never have thought of using any of the prompts as proper nouns. You’ve got me thinking now, thank you. 🙂

  5. I have been missing your fine work, but I knew you were doing some traveling. It is good to see you back.

  6. I really like that he’s going to reclaim his life. That’s such a great way to put it.

  7. Good work…..look forward to seeing more

  8. I like the decision and hope in this. I’m all for reclaiming life!

  9. Love this! Especially the last two lines. Welcome back Ted!

  10. Ted, first of all welcome back… and secondly… this is a great story and use of the words.

  11. Nice read. The twist was interesting. He was ending his alcoholic life.

  12. This one had a surprising end-starting on a probable dark track,suddenly turned & literally laughed-loved it:-)

  13. Reblogged this on TedBook and commented:

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

  14. No, not the Crown! 🙂

    I really thought he was going to end his life. Turns out he was starting life anew. Nice twist. Very full story in 33 words.

  15. Ted! I just want to glomp you. So glad to see you back.
    I like this piece! It’s always great to find the strength to take back control!

  16. Thanks for linking up! Be sure to come back and vote!

  17. Forgot to add, we’re so glad you’re back!

  18. Ted!!!
    Terrific post. It feels just the way I felt when I quit smoking (14 years ago).

  19. This is quite uplifting and I can see the bottle flying up in the air. Well done and welcome back Ted. 😀

  20. Clever…and fun. Well done, Ted! There was something very freeing about the story…as if embarking on a new, exciting adventure. Not too shabby for 33 words!

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