Trifecta: Week 114… GOODBYE


“This news does not satisfy me, Cheryl.”
“What’s that, Ethel?”
“Trifecta Writing Challenge is folding their tent. I loved the writers and their stories.”
“Me too. They won’t stop writing, we’ll find them.”


Here is this week’s prompt… Using the third definition, your piece must be exactly 33 words.

SATISFY  (transitive verb)
1a : to carry out the terms of (as a contract) : discharge
b : to meet a financial obligation to
2: to make reparation to (an injured party) : indemnify
3a : to make happy : please  

 b : to gratify to the full : appease
4a : convince
b : to put an end to (doubt or uncertainty) : dispel
5a : to conform to (as specifications) : be adequate to (an end in view)


This news does not satisfy me either.  After three  years, The Trifecta Writing Challenge comes to an end this month.  The Brainchild of Lisa Harvey, TWC has been a solid weekly platform for writers to strut their stuff.  Prompts always challenging and never boring, the number of writers submitting entries swelled, sometimes reaching 100.  That’s a lot of stories.  I don’t remember how I found TWC, but I’m glad I did.  I had been writing 100 word stories based on a photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers, many of who write stories here, and I got up my courage to submit a story to TWC… the cruciverbalist… was my first.  I learned so much about writing and gained new confidence by reading and writing at The Trifecta Challenge.  And, not only that, but I’ve made some good friends.  I’ve started submitting some stories at yeah write and still take part in FF.  I have fond memories of my time at TWC and thank the editors for all their hard work. I’m sure we’ll meet again.  When I told Ethel and Cheryl they were not happy.


18 responses

  1. I didn’t get a chance to submit anything for Trifecta, too bad it is not going to continue after this month.

  2. I have missed those girls!

  3. Tell Ethel and Cheryl I’m right there with them. 🙂 I’m hoping to keep in contact with folks on Twitter and other sites. It’s a great bunch of writers, yes?

  4. why do they have to stop good stuff???? mystery to me, thanks for sharing ted

  5. So sad they’re folding up the tent…this was such a well thought out prompt page…sigh 😦

  6. Very cute write, Ted. May Ethel and Cheryl keep up the writing and their hunt for inspiration, as I am sure they will! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This was a wonderful response to the prompt word. I relate to your sentiments about challenging and learning so much. I am saddened by the closing of Trifecta. Hopefully all the bloggers can keep in contact.

  8. Ethyl and Cheryl can still have their adventures, can’t they?? We’ll find them 🙂

  9. KymmInBarcelona | Reply

    TED!!! Ethyl and Cheryl are dynamite. We will surely meet up in cyberspace.
    I love this farewell note : )

  10. A perfect tribute – clever use of the prompt.

  11. True enough! I doubt most of us are going anywhere

  12. Glad to see Ethel and Cheryl had something to say. A very pleasing take on the prompt. 🙂

  13. Ethel and Cheryl are right-we are going to meet again,I am sure:-)Good to see these two again Ted:-)

  14. Ah. I had missed this news… might have to submit a story to the grand finale…. very nice 33 words… some very good writers I have not met elsewhere… hmm.. yes dVerse and Friday Fictioneers take up most of my time at the moment…

  15. lynnkelleyauthor | Reply

    I hadn’t heard of TWC, but it sounds like it was an awesome way to inspire writers and connect with other writers. So sorry, Ted. Glad you still have FF and are submitting at yeah write. Wishing you the best with all your writing!

  16. Darn. That last comment was listed as from my old site (which is a twin of my new site, only on the new site, I’m allowed to sell books or anything else and I couldn’t do that on the regular WP site). So let me figure out how to sign in with my new site info. (I’m so tech challenged). New site is also with TechSurgeons, and it’s wonderful to have a tech guy to control the spam and keep everything backed up and answer questions when I’m stumped!

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