Trifextra: Week Eighty-Five… JEALOUSY


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!


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.  



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? 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.


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.

22 responses

  1. seriously Funny! You’re right Ted, she puts all of us to shame, every single week. But at least we can say “we knew her WHEN” because she is going to be discovered soon. 🙂

    1. I have no doubt of that, Kir.

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  3. Hahaha! Too funny. Oh, I always make sure to read other responses only AFTER I’ve submitted mine. (Otherwise I’d never post anything!)

    1. I always write mine first too, Janna. But in this case, after reading the explanation of apostrophe, I wanted to see what someone else did… who better to start with?

  4. My goal? To be written into a Ted Strutz piece one day;)

    1. And so happy to see you back, by the way:)

      1. Thanks, Valerie… nice to see the pirate again.

  5. Well, this kind of jealousy I get. Kudos.

  6. Can’t wait to read her response. Good one, Ted!

  7. LOL
    Very funny, Ted. Best kind of flattery is not imitation, but incorporation in an apostrophe!

  8. Oh Ted, this was so funny. Well done, you. This is what makes Trifecta so special and a step above. The mutual admiration and the awesome writers!!

  9. Ted! I just burst out laughing. This is fantastic. She does tend to sweep the awards stand. Darn it, if she just wasn’t so worthy…

  10. Everyone has taken the comments I wanted to say :(( so I’ll just say: well done, sir! Laughed aloud and am still smiling!

  11. You captured jealousy well. Nicely done!


  12. So funny… we are all both jealous and in awe when we find the gems… and this one was great… and writing on many other prompts as well there are people out here that write a lot better than anything I’ve seen on paper.

  13. Ted, it’s nice to see you back! You’ve been missed. I love your sense of humor. Who better to highlight than our Draug!

  14. I started giggling at the first line. Well played, Ted. Also glad to see by the comments I’m not the only one that’s been awol.

  15. Ha! We agree, she’s a treasure!

  16. TED.


    I can’t stop freaking out.


    ………You’re very kind, thank you. o/////o

  17. *hahahaha* I love the piece – and Draug’s reaction. I think we all feel this way sometimes. I blame Trifecta for bringing in too many ridiculously talented writers. 😉

  18. Love this, Ted. And I agree with the whole of your piece, except the last line of course.

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