Trifextra #100: The First Time I Saw…

The first time I saw you, so small in my hand, I felt joy, fear, love. You have grown now. Where life will take you, I don’t know. Just know, for all my faults, I love you, son.

Word Count: 38


For Trifextra Week 100. This week:

We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet:

The first time I saw. . .

Here’s the catch: all of your 33 words must be one syllable each.  We’re going low-brow on your this week.  Or not.  Can you class it up under these restrictions?  Give us your best.

To clarify, we are giving you 5 words.  We want another 33 from you, for a grand total of 38.

Head over to Trifecta and check out the other responses to the prompt. Feel free to join in!

Hope you enjoy.

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn





Trifextra 99: Three-Word Resolution

This week at Trifextra, the prompt is inspired by Michael Hess and his three-word New Year’s Resolution: Just be nice. This week the crew at Trifecta have to come up with their own three word resolutions. Here’s mine:

Do my best.

Hope everyone has a great 2014!

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn

Trifextra Week 97: Ghosts

“New basin, Raz-a-Dazzle toothbrush, onesies and blankets for donation.”

Our house sits empty. His zeal to escape turns him myopic.

He’d leave me if he could, but his guilt holds him.

I’m alone.



Trifextra Week 97. This weeks challenge: add 30 of our own words to myopic, dazzle, and basin. Head on over to Trifecta and read some wonderful writers. The weekends are usually 33 word bites that are quick to read and digest. Feel free to join in the fun with your own offering.

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn

Trifextra Week 96: Old Enemy

I stare at it.

It sits, staring back.

One stupid comment, and she’s gone.

My thumb caresses well-worn aluminum without thought.

I stop it, and my shaking hand reaches for the bottle.



Trifextra time! This weekend we are assuming that many of you are slogging your way through leftovers and family bickering (or is that just us?) and thus we’re going way easy on you.  This weekend we are asking for a 33-word free write.  Give us whatever you’ve got. 

Head over to Trifecta and immerse yourself in the worlds of some great writers. If you’re feeling frisky, join in the fun! Hope your holidays are good and may your future days be even better!

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn


Trifextra Week 95: Well, Duh!

“That building looks askew.”

“Oh, God, is ‘askew‘ your new word of the day?”

“No! Well, yes, but that doesn’t change the facts.”

“It’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Of course its askew!”

Word Count: 33

Trifextra time! This weekends prompt: This weekend, writers, it’s up to you. We want you to choose a word and use it three times in your 33 words. However, it must be either a verb, noun or adjective and the form of the word cannot change, it must appear exactly the same three times. Please highlight your chosen word in your piece before linking up below.

Read, comment, join in the fun! The challenge is open to anyone, so have fun with it.

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn