It lay that morning
in gaping ghastliness,
aside the strangling seaweed,
clumped on my solitary
stretch of

A beached shark,
whose sharp tooth
splinters protruded
forward, in a last
gasp of


Having just returned from a Disney world vacation, I browsed through the plethora of uploaded photos and kept coming back to this interesting piece of driftwood.  So after a week away from Trifecta, I seized the opportunity to use this photo as inspiration for my response to the very interesting prompt.  I hope the tooth fairy did her job and that Lisa’s son is smiling.

Trifecta blog banner3 currentWritten in response to the weekend Trifextra prompt: “…write a 33-word response that uses the word TOOTH. Your response can use any definition of the word but cannot tell the story of someone losing a tooth.


Submitted also, in response to this week’s Studio 30 prompt…Shark!


17 Comments on “Driftwood

  1. I really liked this! The picture of the driftwood is sinister, it looks covered in blood. Did it impale a shark, perhaps?


  2. This is cool. I think the driftwood looks like a squid, but I can see a tooth too.


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