Category Archive: Trifecta Writing Challenge


As I lean back to peer into the grueling, I see (what others may have seen) too late: “Two young hares, rump to rump, like dueling pistols crouched by the gate,” we wait.… Continue reading

Homeward Bound

The moment arrives, Time to satisfy the beast within. Boardwalk planks remind me; I’m shoeless! Thrust into this moment, I pause, Gasping, I see only beauty ahead: Symmetry! Simplicity! Serenity! I’m homeward bound.… Continue reading

Song Sung Blue!

“Trust me!” His words rang true. “Follow me!” His eyes pierced through. “Love me!” His heart beat blue. “Leave me!” His sin would undo. “Forget me!” His song untrue. “Take me back! Wait!… Continue reading


Balanced scales shift, day by day They give and take, they tilt each way,  ‘Til  Yin and Yang in disarray, Scales un-evened, to my dismay, Unbalanced, savage swing and sway, He’s gone away.  … Continue reading

An Engineer’s Journal (October 1963): Chemistry 101

October, 1963 She missed the bus. Building up a ‘psychological head-of-steam’, she envisioned her ‘grand entrance’ into Professor C’s Chemistry class. His rants were the stuff of urban legend. To make matters worse,… Continue reading

An Engineer’s Journal (September 29, 1963): Sunday Night Bowling

Crouching over textbooks at Hayne’s Lanes, ignoring the din. Engineering? Really? Jill rolls a spare; our team cheers her on. I complete my Thermo assignment, hoping that someday, I will see my ROI.… Continue reading

‘Stats’ of Time

⚾️⚾️⚾️ The first time I saw him, nine years ago, he slid in the sure grasp of the nurse, as she penned his ‘stats’ on the blue score card. I blinked. He slid… Continue reading

His Magic Touch

The 33-word piece that follows, is a parody of Rudolph’s rondo, and a true story, relating my confusion over my tree lights.    I had deliberately switched off the lights of our beautifully trimmed… Continue reading


This was written in response to Photo Friday: Frail (This week’s Challenge: ‘Fiery’. and In response to the weekend Trifextra, which asks that the writer use the same form of a word… Continue reading

Birds of a Feather

Written in response to Trifecta challenge: Companion:3 a : one that is closely connected with something similar b : one employed to live with and serve another – See more at:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit “My Dwindling Woodpile”

This post is a “three-fer”: WeeklyPhoto Challege: Habit Studio 30+: Locked Trifextra Weekend Challenge: Buddhist cosmology tells of Trāyastriṃśa, or the Heaven of Thirty-Three gods, which rule over the human realm. This weekend… Continue reading

Execution Day

  This was written in response to the Trifextra Challenge: In The Scorpio Races, author Maggie Stiefvater writes, “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.” Give us… Continue reading

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